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Can detergents kill bedbugs and lice?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not by themselves.
Declutter entire bedroom ; other effected rooms.
Check site: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/" put all junk in tightly sealed plastic ; dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what can't go in.

In brief: Not by themselves.
Declutter entire bedroom ; other effected rooms.
Check site: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/" put all junk in tightly sealed plastic ; dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what can't go in.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
like pillows that can’t go in the wash. Place them in a big plastic bag & tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 hours because scabies can survive w/o being on a human for 24 to 36 hours. Clean the hard surfaces you have been in contact w (like furniture). Vacuum floors, rugs, mattresses & upholstered furniture. Med prescribed by health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams
Dr. Heidi Fowler
include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, & crotamiton. Check site for info about eradicating bed bugs http://treatmentforbedbugs.com/
2 doctors agree
In brief: No not really
Keeping the bedding clean is important.
Exterminators are needed to rid of bed bugs. Live are on people not bedding.

In brief: No not really
Keeping the bedding clean is important.
Exterminators are needed to rid of bed bugs. Live are on people not bedding.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Bedbugs
A way to get rid of bed bugs is to wash all bedding materials in detergent and hot water. Items that cannot be washed like stuffed animals should be sealed in plastic bags for a few weeks.
Also dryer heat for 20 minutes is needed.You will need to apply a pesticide or other product to remove the remaining bugs. Most products used to kill bed bugs are pesticides.

In brief: Bedbugs
A way to get rid of bed bugs is to wash all bedding materials in detergent and hot water. Items that cannot be washed like stuffed animals should be sealed in plastic bags for a few weeks.
Also dryer heat for 20 minutes is needed.You will need to apply a pesticide or other product to remove the remaining bugs. Most products used to kill bed bugs are pesticides.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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