posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 07:42 PM
Haven't had a problem with this yet *knockin' on wood*
But I will say this... Listerine (the old-fashioned, yucky-tasting, yellow-colored variety) kills head lice better than any of the 'poisons' they
sell for that purpose. I know this because I work in a school, and have witnessed its miraculous effects first hand. Believe-you-me... head lice are
hard to get rid of. We deal with many families who have fought that battle for years, until.... somebody started this trend of combing Listerine thru
the effected kids' hair, and spritzing Listerine (with a spray bottle) throughout the house. I know this sounds bizarre. I'm just relaying what is
truth to me. Personally, I've spritzed Listerine to deal with pesky fruit flies, or those tiny white moths that try to invade my house in summertime.
Takes 'em right out of the air better than RAID ever thought about doing! Only thing I can figure is, Listerine contains an ingredient called
"Thymol" (I think that's how you spell it-- too lazy to go read the label just now.)
If you can gargle it, I assume it won't kill you to spray it on your bed linen!
If it kills head lice, it's worth a shot to treat/prevent bed bug invasion.
Also, I can assure you, it does NOT stain fabric. (If you use the original "yucky" flavor, that is.)