Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Bugs in my hair


Cindy Webb wrote at 2015-11-16 17:28:17
Hi Walter,

I still have the bugs in my hair. I got two different types and took them to the U of I extension. One was identified as a spittle bug and one a parasitic wasp. I was going out after dark with car lights shining on my blonde hair to shut the door of the chicken coop. Did not go inside. Just looking through a magnifying glass they look like tiny black bugs with wings and they can hang on to my hair. I have tried everything over the counter for lice and even put kerosene on my hair to no avail. I have gone to the dermatologist and he prescribed ivermectin. I am afraid of the side effects since I made myself quite sick with the kerosene and think I will eventually die from the effects of that. I am definitely at my wits end and feel like they will only die when I do!!

Thank you, Cindy

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Walter Hintz


I can answer any questions about insects and spiders.


I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.

Momentum Magazine The Ohio Journal of Science

B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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