Just a few Tips!

About Lice

What is lice? Well lice can be described as wingless parasites that crawls very quickly. They can be found on the body, pubic area, eyelashes but most commonly on the head.Also, lice find the head a natural paradise where they have a warm atmosphere, hydrated strands of hair, and easy access to the all you can eat blood supply of the scalp.

 

How can you get lice? Being of close proximity of anyone with lice or sharing personal items (e.g. combs, brushes, rubber bands, pillows, hoodies and more) with the infected individual increases the chances of being infected. Commonly preschool children are found to be most infected and brings home new friends and share not only their school learning's but also those friends with their family.

 

One thing to know about lice is that they have multiple nits (babies) that they attach basically with super glue to the shaft of the hair close near the scalp. Do not assume you can remove just the lice and be clear- minded? Nope. Those nits will hatch and become the new generation of lice living on its host.

 
How to prevent re-infestation

Spring cleaning has come early for you. Here are steps that can help in the prevention of a re-infestation of those pesky critters.

  • Vacuum all seats within car including car seats thoroughly.
  • Once home, remove all sheets, pillow cases, and clothing previously used by child and wash and dry within a high heat dryer. Wipe down any leather and continue vacuuming carpet within house hold.
  • Once home, remove all sheets, pillow cases, and clothing previously used by child and wash and dry within a high heat dryer. Wipe down any leather and continue vacuuming carpet within house hold.
  • Have items that are not washable (e.g. teddy bears)? Place item in an air tight bag and place it in the freezer for 72 hours.
  • Any other areas or items that need cleaning, wipe them down thoroughly.