Lice From Birds
I got some kind of lice from a birds nest in my window. i
just bought some treatment and have applied it.
The odd part is that the lice were everywhere. facial hair, chest,back
head you name it. i am Afro-American so i don't have much hair to start
with but the lice didn't seem to mind. What kind of bugs were/are they?
I have washed everything i can, i was also wondering if cold (i have a
large deep frezer) will kill them and there eggs?
Please NOTE: I replied to Theo to see a doctor soon. I'm also sending
this out just in case you may have information about this subject.
I second the advice, which I assume has been followed, to see a doctor. The
critters are, simply, bird lice, there are many kinds and nests are almost
always full of them. Usually they are not a problem for people but as you
have unfortunately found they can move to people given the opportunity. What
were you planning to put in the freezer? You should not handle the nest at
all, except perhaps to move it out of your window. Freezing might kill the
lice, or maybe not, I'm not sure, but certainly will not harm the eggs. Hot
water washing SHOULD get rid of them from your clothes etc., with bleach if
that is possible for the items being washed. Good luck
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