I Have to Clean & Fumigate My Whole House
Have you started bagging everything yet? PLEASE DON’T! Lice live on our heads and not in our homes. Lice expert Richard Pollack, Senior Environmental Public Health Officer at Harvard University & President & Chief Scientific Officer, IdentifyUS LLC says “The commonly held belief, which is folklore, is that lice are shared through things like combs and brushes and hats and helmets,”
Some authorities believe these personal items can help transmit head lice from one person to another. But Pollack explains the bugs cannot fly or jump. And studies show that once the lice are off the scalp, they die within hours. It’s best to stick with the science of the matter and not folklore.
You read it right. I know your friends “in the know” who have experienced head lice are coaching you to bag everything & wash everything in hot water and throw away your combs, bomb the house or move out for a couple of days, but you really do not need to.