The simple answer is no. Adult lice can live off of the head for 24-48 hours but they rarely come out of our heads unless they are dying or injured. The life cycle of the louse is only 30 days. Lice don’t live on nonhuman surfaces like carpets, hardwood floors, clothing, furniture, sports helmets, headphones or hair accessories. However, if you are confirmed with head lice, there are a few things you’ll want to do with your home to help eradicate lice. Read “How to Clean My Home During a Head Lice Outbreak”