Body lice or fleas

Cost of Treatment
  • Treatment is free

  

Preventative Treatment

Food

Access

Harbourage (i.e. possible nest sites)

n/a no realistic preventative measures you will need professional help dealing with an infestation of bed bugs

Stirling Council

  • there is no charge for this service

General Information

  • body lice are small, wingless external parasites
  • they live on the body and in the clothing or bedding of infested humans
  • body lice eggs are lain in the seams of clothing or on bedding.

Significance

  • severe itching (and rashes) are common symptoms; both are the body's allergic reaction to the lice bite
  • when laundering items, use the hot cycle
  • for single cases/outbreak - refer to Forth Valley Health Board Infection Control for advice (01786 457257)