Ridding yourself and your family of head lice is not an easy task, but ridding your home of lice is a completely different battle. Following an infestation of even one family member, cleaning your home is extremely important. Head lice can be tough to get rid of on the scalp, but it isn’t as difficult to remove after it has fallen off, as you may think. Lice cannot live if it has no source to feed off of. Cleaning after lice is needed, of course, but shouldn’t be an all out war.
Any machine washable items can simply be washed in your home washing machine. Clothing, bedding, towels, stuffed animals, etc., that came in contact with the lice up to two days before treatment need to be washed. It’s important not to let anyone else come in contact with these items until they have been properly cleaned.
Wash items on a hot water cycle and dry on high heat for at least twenty minutes. The heated wash and dry will remove and kill any lice left, no army of cleaners needed.
Carpets, mattresses, and flooring can simply be vacuumed and cleaned with everyday cleaning products. A thorough vacuuming with carpet cleaning products is suggested just to be extra careful, but no big cleaning crew or machine is required. Other forms of flooring can simply be cleaned using average household floor cleaners and given the same amount of extra care.
Hair brushes, combs, and hair accessories can easily be cleaned after an infestation. Simply bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Be sure the water is at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit and soak the accessories for at least fifteen minutes to kill the head lice and nits. New items can be purchased but a simple hot soak will have your items back to new.
Items that cannot be cleaned in these ways can be dry cleaned or sealed in an air tight bag for up to two weeks to kill any remaining lice. The heat from dry cleaning will work to kill any remaining pests, and the air tight seal, although somewhat inconvenient, will completely suffocate the lice and nits.
Similar to the dryer, our AirAlle treatment uses heated air to treat and remove head lice in a quick and effective manner. Before you start your house cleaning, be sure your family is lice free with one of our guaranteed signature treatments. We offer lice screenings, chemical free treatments, professional products, and advice to keep you and your family lice free year round.
Ridding your home of head lice can be an overwhelming task but follow these easy cleaning tips to make things simpler and less stressful. Cleaning after lice doesn’t have to be a full on war, put down your armor and let the professionals of Lice Clinics of America Bucks County help. To learn more or to schedule an appointment for a screening or treatment, visit https://liceclinicsbuckscounty.com/, or email info@LiceClinicsBucksCounty.com. For lice treatment at our Pennsylvania Clinic; call Doylestown/Bucks County (267) 810-0007. For lice treatment at our New Jersey Clinics; call Hamilton Clinic (609) 422-5353, Marlton clinic call (856) 454-2302, and Edison clinic call (848) 229-9106.