Can Bed Bugs Get In Your Hair?

Yes, you can get bed bugs in your hair. This hideous fact can make your hair stand on end but solutions exists too.

The hype of bed bugs has been so much that these days people are wondering whether to shave their hair or not, as there are many who recount their gruesome experiences of finding a bed bugs in their hair. Unwelcome visits from bed bugs only increase the hysteria. From shiny headed Daddy Warbucks to the shaggy haired pauper, all are suffering with the problem of getting bed bugs in their hair.
Can bed bugs get in your hair
The most surprising thing to discover about these pesky pests is that they do not have any special modifications to navigate through hair, such as fleas and lice. Thick tresses don’t bother them at all though; if you own them they can plant themselves into the skin. They dig with the help of a beak into the scalp and suck blood. The peak feeding period of bed bugs is at dawn, about an hour before sunrise.

According to a latest from msnbc.com,“Bed bugs can get in your hair but the good news is that they really do not want to be there”.

Are bed bugs aware of the difference between a bald and a thick haired head? They are actually less concerned with hair, they simply love skin, and wherever they find it they plant themselves there.

Warmth and carbon dioxide attracts bed bugs. Bed bugs find coziness in warm places. The human head is one of those warm places. The two hollow tubes present on the bed bug head, pierce the skin of the victim. These two tubes have their own specific functions. One tube is used to inject saliva while the other is used to withdraw the blood of the victim.

can bed bugs get in your hair
Bed bugs crawling among skin hairs

Bed bugs saliva is rich in anesthetics and anticoagulants. It is necessary for the hatchlings to feed at least once during every stage of their life cycle.

It is unlikely that you will find a bed bug crawling in your hair or on your body as they are in the habit of feeding on us while we sleep.

How can bed bugs get in your hair? Factors which attracts bed bugs

They can cause itching, red welts on the scalp, bumps, hair loss and finally leave you bald. You can easily get rid of them at initial stage.

can bed bugs get in your hair

 

  • Use a nit comb to comb your hair. They can easily trap bed bugs.
  • You can use the same shampoo which is used for lice to get rid of bed bugs.
  • Wash your hair with warm water.

What ever the consequences and cure may be, it is far more gruesome to find bed bugs in the hair. Can bed bugs get in your hair? The answer is “yes”. They can plant themselves on your scalp replacing your hairs. You can get rid of them only when you eliminate them from your house.


29 Responses to “Can Bed Bugs Get In Your Hair?”

  1. Patrizia cutro says:

    The thing that i dont get is yhat my apt.I just got had this matress in it a dresser drawer,& well as im reading here is, that im not alone!Im disgugusted in the hole thing!I just came from the doctors & when he told me wat I had,I thought I was going to lose my mind!anyway,thanks alot!I apprictate the site & the 411 on how,wen,who &wer to go about to get rid of these parasites once & for all!truly,your`s I belive it`s true!They live anyware.even in you`re hair!True,im one of them.A true story.no bull!who wud make up a story like this?not me!

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  2. Alondra says:

    My sister told me last night that she found a bed bug in her bed I didn’t believe her but she described the bed bug exactly how it looks and it got me thinking if I have bed bugs and I don’t want bed bugs crawling in my hair and making me go bald

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  3. angela says:

    Its no fair I was given this matress from some trust worthy people and I got to tell you it as been hell ever sense I was taking care of this resident you see I do cna work In her home and was getting bites over there but I havent work for the woman in quite some time started wondering why do I have these same bite marks on my legs that left ssome very sightly bruses inly to find that I brought them into my house from another house regaurdless how is disgusting to me leaving me in constant paranoiya, I have never had to deal with anything of this nature I am on a killing spree as we speak fing that the stuff is expensive also sucks either way I just want to get rid of the matress but where would my daughter sleep But wow in my hair I am sick……..

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  4. ANTI-BEDBUGS says:

    I have never experienced anything like this in my life till now. I have recently moved from the midwest where I didn’t have this disgusting problem till I moved to upstate NY with my two children. I am SO SICK of this bullsh*t! It started as soon as thee first few nights we settled down for bed & my oldest 10 bites on each arms & his stomach to being every night that made the bites countless!

    No matter how many times my childrens father ranted to the landlord about this humongous issue, he would pretend he would take care of it but its been three mos. Going onto four mos! He is an asshole & IDGAF that I said that about him! He obviously knows about this issue bc we’re not the only ppl reporting and complaining! We have actually witnessed two guys moving into this building and for

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    • ADAM says:

      @ANTI-BEDBUGS: hi my name is adam, i am currently going through a bed bug problem myself, and dont know what to do, idk if you resolved your problem or not but if you can give me any advice, please let me know, im about to move out of the place im in, i heard you can kill them in your clothes just by putting them through the dryer, but i now wonder about my hair, thanks

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  5. ANTI-BEDBUGS says:

    I have never experienced anything like this in my life till now. I have recently moved from the midwest where I didn’t have this disgusting problem till I moved to upstate NY with my two children. I am SO SICK of this bullsh*t! It started as soon as thee first few nights we settled down for bed & my oldest 10 bites on each arms & his stomach to being every night that made the bites countless!

    No matter how many times my childrens father ranted to the landlord about this humongous issue, he would pretend he would take care of it but its been three mos. Going onto four mos! He is an asshole & IDGAF that I said that about him! He obviously knows about this issue bc we’re not the only ppl reporting and complaining! We have actually witnessed two guys moving into this building and not for long, they both secretly moved out without letting the landlord know. LOL he mustve been P.O. but they weren’t as dumb as he thought they were!

    IDK what to do but to leave but to where?? I have no friends nor family here! I’m in distressed and I know I’m not the only person feeling this way & going thru this alone.

    I’m just so fed up! & He is going to get sued! We reported this to him first with our concerns more than 4 x’s & shown photos of proof yet he didn’t give a damn. He’ll give a damn when he has a date to see us in court!

    He is a slumlord! Worthless P.O.S.!!! >:(

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  6. ANTI-BEDBUGS says:

    Excuse the cutoff..to my posting before but the two guys who moved into this bldg lived here for no more than 3 mos and secretly moved out. The landlord had to findout for himself. Lol

    A new family just moved in two nights ago and it won’t be long till they move out too. I wish I had a place to go bc id leave this nasty, infested place! I’m so tired of the numerous bites and the feeling of paranoia that there’s bedbugs crawling in my hair and inside the clothes I’m wearing. I just found 2 baby bedbugs on the sweats I was wearing & then two mins later found a gigantic bedbug on the crotch pt of my sweats! I am furious! I’m just so tired yo’!

    ;’( >:(

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    • concerned parent says:

      @ANTI-BEDBUGS:
      I too am going thru this faze right now.the landlord new the apt was infested
      and aloud me and my daughter to move our stuff in.a few weeks
      down the month im wondering why i am getting bite marks
      and itching all the time?imention to him n he comes out and admits it!
      crazy huh?then the other apt tenants told me yes that apt
      is infested thats why the people moved.come to find out we also have
      biting gnats!!!!!!! i have toldhim n he comes out n sprays
      regular bug spray n made it worse.i have been staying at my mothers
      becsuse we cant take it anymore…now that all our belongings are
      infested he says he’ll give me my security deposit back!!!!!
      Now to think what to do???????? we have no furniture n im afraid to even bring our clothes any where.i called the health department and an attorney
      to see what ican do.slum lords like tgid deserve to own nothing n have it all
      taken away!

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  7. everardo garcia holguin says:

    bedbugs sholde go to hell and not need to be on are hair

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  8. everardo garcia holguin says:

    ist suck when there on your hair!!!!!!!

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