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Oct 10, 2011 04:04:31   #
AJP
 
My Mother almost died because of Malathion. She ended up in the hospital after it caused seizures etc. If it wasn't for an organization that specializes in Malathion and other chemical poisons, a dear friend contacted I believe she would have died. The Doctors were ignorant of the side effects etc. Malathion was developed during world War I or II for chemical warfare. It and others were designed to destroy the colonesterase(?sp) at the end of the nerves that allows the brain to send the signals to the body. I use to have a list of the symptoms of Malathion poisoning starting with the first and progressing down to the final symptom which is a heart attack. I do not know where the list is now, but Flu like symptoms and asthma like symptoms (difficulty breathing) are two I remember, because I had to deal with them personally. I would rather have lice than deal with what my mother and I have since the Malathion poisoning we experienced. BEWARE of Malathion, We personally knew several people who died from exposures to Malathion.
poodlepad wrote:
You will probably say OMG. When my daughter kept coming home with lice. I used what I used on my grooming dogs. Ortho Malathion 50, from wal mart. At that time about 6-8 dollars a bottle. I used 2caps to a half gal. pitcher. Worked wonderful. She came in one day and told me she had some more. I told her to get the Malathion and do her hair. I had about half a cup left in the bottle. Never occured to me she would use it straight, (I thought she had seen how I mixed it) til she came screaming that her hear was on fire. I told her to quit screaming and rinse her hair. Got rid of the lice.
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Oct 12, 2011 12:05:59   #
jheiens
 
The response regarding head lice and only needing to treat items which come into contact with the head, hats, neck scarves, etc. is correct in my experience and family history with kids in grade school. These critters are not looking to hide in your stash or unfinished projects. They need to transfer to the head ( or pubic area) as quickly as possible.
Oct 12, 2011 16:26:33   #
kairon
 
jheiens wrote:
The response regarding head lice and only needing to treat items which come into contact with the head, hats, neck scarves, etc. is correct in my experience and family history with kids in grade school. These critters are not looking to hide in your stash or unfinished projects. They need to transfer to the head ( or pubic area) as quickly as possible.


They won't transfer to pubic area, pubic lice are different to head lice
Oct 12, 2011 20:11:02   #
jheiens
 
Obviously the head lice don't transfer to other hairy parts of the body.
Oct 13, 2011 11:12:54   #
kairon
 
jheiens wrote:
Obviously the head lice don't transfer to other hairy parts of the body.


http://www.squidoo.com/publiclice
Oct 13, 2011 11:17:53   #
JoanL
 
I was just told to put lavender scented moth treatments in my sealed bags of fleece to kill and unwanted creatures....but I think lice need blood just like ticks...although they can also live a very long time "waiting" for the right victim...so you could try it with your yarn.,,the smell does not stay afterward..
 
Oct 13, 2011 21:21:27   #
Stardragon
 
My info says headlice live a maximum of 24 hours if it's really humid - otherwise just a few hours coz they dehydrate fast without scalp blood.
Oct 13, 2011 21:26:49   #
Stardragon
 
Just had to share this - my kids know I have joined Knitting Paradise and the other day I was telling the 24 year old with dreadlocks and headlice some of your ideas. She said "Wow Mum who would have thought there'd be a whole group devoted to dealing with nits" (in Australia we also call headlice 'nits') and she thought I had joined Nitting Paradise....I explained after I got up off the floor where I was literally rolling around laughing!
Oct 13, 2011 21:32:58   #
redhook
 
I'm glad you found something funny in this.
Oct 16, 2011 01:32:01   #
AJP
 
HOWWWW FUUUUUUNNNNYYY!!! I coulldn't quit laughing to tell my family what I was laughing abiut.
Stardragon wrote:
Just had to share this - my kids know I have joined Knitting Paradise and the other day I was telling the 24 year old with dreadlocks and headlice some of your ideas. She said "Wow Mum who would have thought there'd be a whole group devoted to dealing with nits" (in Australia we also call headlice 'nits') and she thought I had joined Nitting Paradise....I explained after I got up off the floor where I was literally rolling around laughing!
Oct 23, 2011 06:54:56   #
Nannaj (a regular here)
 
help! my cats have introduced them into the house.although they do not live on humans they can give a nip.I have used a spray on carpets etc.given the cats tablets to kill off fleas they have and supposedly to keep them clear no luck the wretched fleas are still around,any suggestions? regards joan.
 
Oct 23, 2011 07:34:40   #
flyty1n (a regular here)
 
Have you tried the flea collars made by Hartz? I'm sure there are other brands that work as well. Don't use them for a prolonged amount of time, but they do work well.
Oct 23, 2011 08:09:54   #
user12428
 
I would call the doctor and ask for an RX for the prescription strength medicine....it isn't very expensive..insurance usually pays and the problem will be solved quickly...usually this doesn't require an office visit.
Oct 23, 2011 09:04:55   #
Eileen31
 
The latest I've heard is to wet the hair with conditioner and comb with a fine tooth comb, and each time your have combed, wipe the comb clean on a tissue or cotton wool.......and it's supposed to get rid of the pests.
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