Millions of children get lice every single year. Unfortunately, these little critters can spread rapidly if they aren’t dealt with quickly. It’s not uncommon for the whole family to get head lice, and the only way to really get rid of lice once and for all is to treat the head and the home. That being said, lice, once off the head, are quite fragile, and they cannot survive longer than 24-48 hours tops. So the focus should be 90% on the head, and 10% on the home. If you are currently trying to eliminate lice from your home here are some helpful time-saving tips that you can utilize.
Kill Them With Heat
Go straight for the dryer. Both nits and lice will die in high heat. So you can easily put items like pillowcases, bathrobes, sheets, quilts, hats, clothes, and blankets in the dryer on the hottest setting for up to 20 minutes. There is no need to continually wash everything beforehand.
Seal Items In A Plastic Bag
If there are some items that you can’t or don’t want to put in your dryer, you don’t need to throw them away. You can easily put them in a sealable plastic bag, and let them sit in there for 2 days. Since the lice won’t have a host to feed off of, they will die quickly. Or, you can even use our LiceLogic Clear & Free All Purpose Spray on any surface that may have come into contact with lice, including backpacks, coats, carpets, furniture, mattresses, bedding, etc.
Vacuum Furniture And Carpets
Head Lice occasionally fall off the human head when they sense danger and can land somewhere while waiting to find a new human host. So lice can be present on a wide variety of surfaces, including mattresses, furniture, and carpets. Fortunately, you can get rid of lice by vacuuming these items. You may want to continue to vacuum certain areas until all members of your family are lice-free.
Soak Combs And Brushes
A lot of people throw away their brushes, combs, and hair accessories once they find out that someone in their household has lice. Fortunately, this isn’t necessary since you can get rid of lice and nits by soaking brushes and combs in LiceLogic Clear & Free All Purpose Lice Spray, which is made with natural enzymes that are non-toxic. Don’t forget to remove all hair and debris beforehand and dispose in a sealed plastic bag. Once you are finished soaking your items, make sure you thoroughly rinse each item in hot water.
By utilizing all of the tips mentioned above you can get rid of lice, including super lice, safely and effectively in your home. Remember, there is never a need to use dangerous and toxic pesticides in your home or on your head when treating a lice infestation.