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What to Do If You Get Bed Bugs in Your Hair

And How Likely It’s a Bed Bug

what to do if you find bed bugs in your hair

Having bed bugs can feel like a bad dream—how are these parasitic pests invading your sleep space? And if you find them anywhere on your body, it’s a nightmare! Learn what to do if you get bed bugs in your hair.

What to Do If You Get Bed Bugs in Your Hair

First, we have some good news for you. Bed bugs don’t like to be on your skin or hair! They might hitch a ride on a person, like from a public space into your home, but they’d rather not be hiding on you. When they’re not feeding, they are most likely to find a quiet, out-of-sight place to nest. Plus, bed bugs need their front claws to be set in a certain way before feeding, and your hair gets in the way of this position. Besides, your skin is a much better snacking ground. So, if you find a bug on your skin or hair, consider that you’re dealing with fleas, ticks, or lice before jumping to the conclusion that it’s a bed bug.

If you have ruled out the other pests and discover you do have bed bugs in your hair, start by taking a hot shower and use plenty of soaps and shampoos. Wash your clothes and sheets on the highest heat setting possible—heat is an effective way to kill bed bugs. Consult with your doctor or dermatologist if you are dealing with bites from the bugs.

What to Do If You Find Bed Bugs in Your House

Don’t panic! If you find bed bugs in your home, you can try to DIY the extermination process using heat. You can also call exterminators like Green Pest Solutions. We know just how to handle this infestation so you don’t need to worry about finding another bed bug crawling on your bed or body. Call us today at 855-312-7157 to schedule a bed bug inspection or extermination service.

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