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Posted by: amy maddux | 2010-07-12

insect infestation

I have been working hard to get roaches and now lice out of my home. I am a clean person no open food and dirty dishes but my question is can -|- roaches carry lice ? If my neighbors have all of this how can I keep it from invading my home ?

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By lice do you mean head and body lice? These are not carried by cockroaches. You pick them up from contact with other people who have them, and the best way to get rid of them is with a louse shampoo and comb (ask your pharmacist), and good hygiene. See Lice http://www.health24.com/child/Child_health/833-847,11855.asp
For tips on controlling cockroaches see: Your home: a roach motel http://www.health24.com/medical/Condition_centres/777-792-1461-2504,56358.asp

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Posted by: EnviroHealth Expert | 2010-07-13

By lice do you mean head and body lice? These are not carried by cockroaches. You pick them up from contact with other people who have them, and the best way to get rid of them is with a louse shampoo and comb (ask your pharmacist), and good hygiene. See Lice http://www.health24.com/child/Child_health/833-847,11855.asp
For tips on controlling cockroaches see: Your home: a roach motel http://www.health24.com/medical/Condition_centres/777-792-1461-2504,56358.asp

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