How To Get Rid Of Lice

Help With How To Get Rid Of Lice

You have probably searched everywhere about how to get rid of lice, and finally, you’ve found this article! Here’s a little-known fact about lice. They can’t fly or jump, but they do crawl. The lice prefer to stay on humans but will roam around your carpet in search of food. Most insects are unable to live for more than a few days without a food supply.

How to get rid of lice

Hair covered human scalp is their preferred environment, and that’s where they live out their short life. Lice will not voluntarily crawl away from a human, but sometimes they do fall to the ground.

A lice treatment such as the NIX Lice Elimination Kit is required as soon as you find out you have an infestation. These head lice care products are available over the counter at most major retailers and cost about $20. Note that most lice treatments for humans are not intended for infants under two months of age. Careful use is necessary because the active ingredient Permethrin can cause respiratory problems.

Most important steps on how to get rid of lice

Now that the human is free of mites; now it is time to do some cleaning up around the house and inside the car. Vacuum your child’s safety seat and the entire interior of the car. Change out all pillowcases, towels, bed-sheets, and pajamas. Rinse the items in hot water and dry the items on high heat.

The next step probably won’t be your child’s favorite, but you’ll need to quarantine all nonwashable items such as stuffed animals for two weeks in a sealed container or bag. It’s a good idea to replace headbands and hats with new ones. Wash brushes and combs in hot water that’s at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-10 minutes. You don’t need to worry about pets because lice only prefer humans.

With severe lice infestations, the home may need to be fumigated. The fumigation method only works on the live lice leaving their eggs unharmed. It is imperative to clean the house thoroughly before fumigation. For more help with how to get rid of lice, call the experts at OKC Pest Control. We have decades of experience in the pest control industry, and we would love to help.