If you have discovered head lice or nits, all household members should be examined by a lice expert. If a family member is overlooked, you will have a reinfestation.
Anyone with live lice or nits close to the scalp must be treated.
Head lice can be a nuisance, but they have not been shown to spread disease. Rest assured personal hygiene and cleanliness have nothing to do with getting head lice.
Another great thing to know about head lice is that they don't like to go on adventures off of our head. They know they die without us! The house cleaning list on this page is important to follow, but we can assure you they are quite pathetic when off of our heads! Call today with any other questions or cocerns. We will help guide you. 402.504.0550
Use the high heat drying cycle for 40 minutes on bedding, clothes and stuffed toys that have been worn or laid on in the last 48 hours. Clothing and items that are not tolerant of high heat can be placed in a freezer for 12 hours or sealed in a plastic bag for 48 hours.
Combs, brushes and hair ties can be placed into a plastic bag inside the freezer for 12 hours. This way all items come out in the same condition they went into the freezer, unlike using boiling water.
Vacuum the floor and furniture, particularly where the infested person sat or lay. Don't forget to vacuum car seats or go over them with a sticky lint roller. The good news about head lice is that they don't burrow.
Wipe down all cell phones, ear buds, glasses, sunglasses and earrings worn in the last 48 hours.