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Does Bleach Kill Scabies?

Scabies and other mites can be stressful and cause intense itching. Find out if disinfecting wipes and bleach will kill scabies in general and on surfaces.

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Does disinfecting with Clorox® Regular Bleach2 “kill” scabies?


Clorox® Regular Bleach2 is an EPA registered disinfectant, and any bacteria, fungus, or virus that we can state efficacy for (aka the ability to kill it when the product is used as directed) must be listed as part of the EPA registration.  Unfortunately I could not find scabies on the EPA master label, and so I cannot tell you that using bleach will kill it!  I wish I could have been more helpful.