The Aftermath: How To Clean Your Home After Lice

Thank God you don’t have bed bugs or fleas. Those guys are quite difficult to get rid of.  Lice on the other hand are manageable.

Some Basic Lice Facts To Keep You Grounded: 

  • Lice & nits cannot live off the head for more than 24 hours. 

  • After 12 hours without a food source (human blood), they begin to dehydrate & die. 

What do these facts tell us? When it comes to ridding your home of all living lice, there are 2 options:

First, leave your home for a day, or second, clean a few specific things. 

What To Clean To Prevent Re-Infestation:

  1. Wash all bedding and towels from infested person

  2. Wash clothing and jackets worn in the past few days

  3. Sanitize school backpack with lysol or put in the washing machine.

  4. Sanitize dolls with hair with lysol

  5. Put any stuffed animals in dryer on high heat for 30 minutes

  6. Sanitize all hair products: brushes, headbands and so on.

  7. Sanitize all hats, helmets, and anything worn on the head.

Now, you’re good to go!

At Lice Extinguishers, our goal is to kill lice, give you peace, and bless others.

Infested? Call now to schedule an appointment.

Questions? Call or text if you need anything anytime: 224-239-3263‬