Prevent Head Lice
Head Lice infestations are spread mostly by close person-to-person contact. So what can you do after you receive lice treatment? Here are a few things that can help to prevent them from returning.
Treat for Lice
Take all stuffed animals and toys with hair or fur and place them in garbage bags. Leave them in the bags in an area away from people for 10 days.
Boil all hair brushes, combs, hair clips, rubber bands and scrunchies. If it is not possible to boil them then seal them in a bag and freeze overnight.
Treat all cloth furniture and bare mattresses with vacuum hoses or lint rollers for lice. Vacuum every inch of your carpets and rugs. Don’t forget the interior of your car. Also, if you have leather furniture wipe down your furniture or car interior to remove loose hairs.
Wash for Lice
Wash all bedding, clothing and towels in hot water and at a hot drying cycle until fully dry. At the very least dry your items at the highest setting in your dryer for a minimum of 30 minutes.