Treating your home for head lice can seem like an overwhelming task but it is actually pretty simple. You don’t have to go crazy cleaning and bagging everything in your home for 2 weeks. Here are some FAST FACTS to HELP set your mind at ease.
A louse will die off the human head within 24-48 hours. Lice need to feed on the blood from the scalp every 3 hours and will be very lethargic by the 12 hour mark of not feeding.
Eggs have a difficult time hatching off the head. They need the heat from your head to incubate. If they do hatch they need to feed on human blood quickly or they will die.
They will not burrow into your bedding or furniture but they may cling. All you need to do is vacuum them up. You don’t need toxic sprays.
Remember the 80/20 Rule. 80% of your focus should be on properly treating the people in your home with an effective safe lice treatment that works. Call No Nit Noggins our AirAlle’ Treatment works the first time, backed by a 30-Day Re-Treatment Policy.
Properly clean clothing, bedding and other materials the person with lice has been in contact with in the last 48 hours.
Remove bed linens, including pillow covers and wash in hot water (at least 130 degrees) and/or dry on high heat for at least 20 minutes.
Vacuum and Mop floors. Wipe down furniture if they are leather or you can vacuum cushions.
Collect all hair ties, brushes and hair accessories the infected person used in the last 48 hours and disinfect them by boiling them, soaking in rubbing alcohol or placing them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Anything else including stuffed animals/fabric toys your child may have come in contact with or cuddles with can be placed in dryer on high heat for at least 25 minutes or placed in bag for 48 hours.
Dry or Bag Throw Pillows for 48 hours. Do not use pesticide sprays they are not 100% effective.
If car has upholstery wipe down, lint roll or vacuum seats.
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