The Head Lice Myth: Do I Need to Get the House Fumigated if Someone in My House Has Head Lice?

The Head Lice Myth: Do I Need to Get the House Fumigated if Someone in My House Has Head Lice?

Finding out someone in your household has lice can be quite a shock and can cause a lot of stress when it comes to keeping you or other housemates and home lice-free. Even after being professionally treated for head lice, the fear of lice reinfecting your home because of lingering lice in the space is very valid. Rest assured, cleaning your house after a head lice infestation might be easier than many typically think. 

The Myth About Head Lice

One of the biggest myths about killing and cleaning up head lice in the house is to fumigate. However, fumigating or using chemical insecticides is entirely unnecessary when it comes to cleaning your home after head lice. Not only is it unnecessary and could be harmful to your household’s health, but it is extremely time-consuming and costly. 

The Reality

After someone in your household has been treated for lice, the first thing you want to do is to gather up all the clothes, sheets, pillows, and towels that they might have used in the past two days. Luckily, lice that fall off or leave the scalp can only survive for about two days without the warmth and food supply that comes with lying on our heads. 

Once you have gathered all of the items, it is time to wash them in hot water for about 30 minutes and wipe down surfaces using bleach water or Lysol. This will kill off any lice that might be lingering around after treatment. After you wash all of those frequently used items, you can feel confident that your home is completely lice-free.

Cleaning your house after a lice infestation can seem like a rather large and daunting task to take on yourself. The reality is that the most difficult part of dealing with head lice is removing it from your head. 

Rest Easy with Fresh Heads Lice Treatment in Orlando, FL

Now that you have cleaned your home, you need to make sure that the lice infestation has been taken care of, once and for all. The best way to get rid of head lice confidently is to contact our Fresh Heads Lice Removal clinic in Orlando, Jacksonville, or Savannah and schedule your appointment with one of our lice-killing professionals to get rid of your lice safely and effectively, the first time!

Schools Without Lice.

Schools Without Lice

At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our mission is to get rid of lice in schools across the United States. We’ve partnered with the Lice Clinics of America to create the Schools Without Lice program. Through this program, we provide school nurses and teachers with free screenings, resources, and treatments. Together, we can have schools without lice!

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