No, an insecticide is recommended for killing scabies, lice, and bed bugs. Rescue™ can help to physically clean the pests from the surface.
Rescue™ is not an insecticide, however it does carry a sanitizing, bactericidal, and general virucidal claim, and the exceptional cleaning properties of Rescue™ will help to remove the pests from the surfaces, and ensure that soils and other debris are removed, thus providing a very high degree of cleanliness.
With regards to lice, while environmental disinfection is not required, using a good cleaner-disinfectant is recommended to remove any pests that have been shed from the infested individual.
Bed bugs are much more difficult to kill. While there is no EPA-approved test that will allow us to validate efficacy against parasites, the exceptional cleaning properties of Rescue™ will help to physically remove pests from the surface. However, it would be recommended to hire a professional pest control operator, or to use an insecticide.
You may also find these resources useful:
- Rescue Concentrate Claim Sheet
- Rescue Ready-to-Use Liquid Claim Sheet
- Rescue Wipes Claim Sheet
- Understand the importance of disinfectants and how they impact your patients and staff: Virox Learning
- Cleaning and Disinfection Protocol for Cages and Kennels
- Cleaning and Disinfection Protocol for Exam Rooms
- Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters
- Keep It Clean Brochure- Infection Control and Biosecurity in Veterinary Medicine
Video: How to use Rescue Concentrate
Video: How to use Rescue Ready-to-Use
Video: How to use Rescue Wipes