How To Get Rid of Lice In Your Home

Lice outbreaks at a school or home feature characteristics similar to a domino effect – one child get lice and pretty soon your entire brood is infested with the blood-suckers. What happens next is weeks of nit-combing and issuing strict orders of “Don’t play with the girl next-door” Does the lice infestation go away? A big negative, Captain! What seems to be the problem? You see, even one nit left behind after your killing spree will sprout in a week and resume their incredibly resilient lice cycle.

Incomplete Lice Removal – Are You Doing Something Wrong?

Thorough lice removal depends on several factors, the most important ‘understanding the life cycle of head lice’. This knowledge will help parents treat current lice infestations, keeping the possibility of future infestations in mind. This knowledge will also help determine correct course of action, one that will ensure lice doesn’t spread. Understanding Lice Life Cycle Head lice begin as eggs or nits. These are glued tightly to the hair shaft, about a quarter inch from the scalp. Nits comprise protective shells, making them resilient against OTC lice products and chemical based treatments. It’s these nits that must be removed methodically to prevent future lice infestations! However, many parents forget or forego to treat nits (can only be removed with a special metal nit comb), increasing chances of another lice infestation.

Another Important Thing – Are You Cleaning Your Home After Lice Removal?

Do you conduct weekly cleaning of your home? Whatever your schedule, having head lice will bring your once a week or month cleaning schedule to a screeching halt. Having head lice on the head means it will fall off when sleeping! It will get transmitted through sharing of helmets, hair accessories and other such items that come into contact with the hair. You want to put a stop to this… but how? Getting rid of lice throughout your home will be difficult. Yes, it’s a big job that requires more than one pair of helping hand. Tick off the things you can do from the following list:
  •  Wash all clothing and bedding items that infested person/people may have come into contact with in hot water.
  •  Dry all items in you machine’s hottest setting for at least half an hour.
  •  Soak all hair care items in hot water for at least 15 minutes. You can also chuck them out in the trash.
  •  Dry-cleaning is a good option for items that cannot be washed at home.
Leave the rest (or all) to Lice Troopers who inspect and clean your house in under 2 hours! No doubt, the expert lice removal technicians will do a better job than you ever could.