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Can Bed Bugs Jump From Person To Person
No: Bedbugs are nocturnal and only come out to feed in the dark. They hide in mattresses, box springs, around picture frames and underneath floorboards or floor trim. They can accidentally stow away in suitcases if these are left open in the dark during travel. It is advisable to zip suitcases after use when traveling. Each bed bug feeds for 5 minutes in the dark and often bites 3 times in a line. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Bird mite ascariasis is more common than suspected and they will feed on humans when bird hosts are not available. They thearotically can infest other people by direct contact. They are very tiny and infestations are hard to eradicate. Bites are characteristically like 1/4 th inch target lesion. For more info see www.birdmites.org ...Read more
Sharing: Head lice can be transmitted from one individual to another by direct scalp-to-scalp contact, sharing hair brushes or other hair accessories, and by coming in contact with bedding or cushions that were in contact by an infected individual. Follow the directions of your doctor closely to best eradicate the lice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can bed bugs bite through clothes or crawl up long sleeves and pants to bite also will the cold kill them?
Skin 2 skin contact: Usually prolonged skin-to-skin contact. *not* usually through a quick hug or handshake. Easy to get from your sexual partners or other folks in your household. Crusted scabies [norwegian scabies] can spread through shared towels, clothing and bedding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You know how to ask : A hard question. Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public transportation. It can go up to a year without feeding, so that allows it to just sit and wait until it catches a ride on something or someone. It is an insidious problem. It hides in crevices during the day. ...Read more
Yes & no: The transmission of pinworms requires the ingestion of pinworm eggs.These quite easily end up on the fingers of someone changing the bed linen or sharing a bed with an infected person who sheds them. They are not transmitted from blood, saliva or a sneeze, like many other agents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad bed bugs.: Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public transportation. It can go up to a year without feeding, so that allows it to just sit and wait until it catches a ride on something or someone. It is an insidious problem. It hides in crevices during the day. At night it is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: I do not think so, not a well known reason. ...Read more
A family member breeds birds from home - finches, budgies etc. He does sometimes bring things into the house. Can humans catch any illness from birds?
Several diseases: come to mind, including parrot fever (psittacosis), campylobacter (mostly from contaminated poultry products) and salmonella. You can google any of these diseases. They do affect humans, with the latter 2 bacterial infections with the highest incidence in North America. ...Read more
Can someone be more affected by bed bugs then others who live in the same house? Can you have a worse reaction to them than other people?
Yes: Two factors - one is a person's allergic response to the bedbug bite - that can vary quite a bit from person to person. The other would be the # of bedbugs each person is exposed to - there may be one bed in the house that is more heavily infested. ...Read more
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