Home Clean Up After Lice
Home clean up after lice can be one of the most challenging and chaotic experiences. This blog will ease your mind. We will be giving you the easiest directions to clean your home post lice infestation.
First and foremost, take a deep breath and remember that lice do not fly, swim, jump, and the lice eggs are not contagious. You can only catch bugs. Those bugs need your scalp to survive or they will die within 48 hours. So rest assured, you can lay the idea that they will “infest your furniture” to rest as they need a human host to survive.
First Things First
Before your journey deep cleaning, it is important to make sure all members of the household are screened for head lice. Make sure they are properly treated with a solution that is effective. If you do not check and treat everyone, it voids out the purpose of cleaning because the problem is not fully solved.
Time to Clean!
- Take all of your sheets, pillowcases and towels used by the people who have been infested within the past 48 hours and wash high heat. You can put the big comforter into the dryer for 30 minutes high heat without washing it.
- You can lint roll or vacuum your couch or car if it is fabric, or simply wipe it down if it is leather. We also suggest a nice solid vacuuming of the home, especially if you have little ones who like to play on the floor.
- You can boil hair supplies or place them into a zip lock bag, then place it into the freezer overnight.
- Throw pillows or stuffed animals used within the past 48 hours can be put in a big bag, tie the top and set aside for 48 hours.
Our Air Alle’ Treatment
LCA OC’s number one goal is to give caregivers and parents the most complete, safe and effective head-lice treatments available. Our FDA-cleared Air Alle’ device kills lice and eggs by dehydration. This is an exclusive alternative to pesticides, nit picking, or herbal lice remedies. This device kills lice and eggs through a specific amount of time, technique, temperature and airflow.
We are here to keep your stress level low, and your success with lice removal high!
Give us a call at 949-647-5423 or visit our website at liceclinicsoc.com