Lice Treatment & Lice Removal Service in Portland, Oregon

How I Have To Clean My Home ?

Oh Noooo... How I Have To Clean My Home ?

If you find yourself reading this section on how to clean your home after being treated for lice, it is very likely that you feel like you are living a nightmare. Don’t worry, you are not alone, we are here to help you! The first thing you should do is be calm. I understand that living this experience is not pleasant, but believe me it is not the end of the world. Now follow the following steps to clean your home in an efficient way and make sure everything is free of lice.

* Remember that lice do not fly or jump, they are transferred by having head-to-head contact, or by having used a hairbrush from an infested person.

* lice cannot live longer than 48 hours off the scalp. Now it is time to clean up.

Steps to follow:

1. wash all the bed linens, towels, and other clothing that the infested person wore or used during the two days before treatment. Any clothing and items that are not washable can be dry-cleaned, or sealed in a plastic bag for about 48 hours.

2. soak combs and brushes in hot water for about 5 to 10 minutes, or you can sealed in a ziploc bag in the freezer over night.

3. Vacuum the carpet and floor, particularly where the infested person sat or lay. Remember a louse can’t survive more than 2 days off the head, and nits can’t hatch out of the hair.

4. Vacuum your car or lint roll all the seats and headrest of the vehicle the infested person has been, vacuum you child car seat or remove the cover and place in the dryer for about 40 minutes on high heat, wipe down helmets, hats, etc inside and out side, or do not use it for 48 hours.

5. Please don’t use any fumigant sprays; they don’t work and can be extremely toxic if inhaled or adsorbed to the skin.

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1125 SE Madison St. Portland OR.