Home Lice Cleaning
You asked and we listened! Now a complete full service lice removal. We’ll come to your home inspect and help you clean for lice.
Getting lice free is easy, pain free and affordable. Getting rid of lice involves some house cleaning. That’s exactly why P.A.L.S. has introduced our exclusive home inspection and lice cleaning services performed by our certified lice experts.
Get the peace of mind that your home is lice free
Professional, discreet and confidential. P.A.L.S. staff and cleaners arrive at your home in unmarked cars
Beds are stripped and mattresses and pillow thoroughly cleaned
Our lice experts walk through your home and educate you on the facts of lice and what needs to be done in order to kill lice
Lice inspection & Cleaning in just one to two hours usually
Flexible evening and weekend hours available
Only Burbank Botanical all natural products used for cleaning
Head lice can survive on a human host for approximately 30 days (this is the life cycle of the human head louse). They generally cannot survive longer than 24-48 hours off the host. A female louse lays 3-5 eggs a day. The eggs hatch in 7-10 days and it takes another 7-10 days for the louse to mature and lay their own eggs.
The simple quick answer to put your mind at ease is, no. Animals cannot catch (or give) human head lice to humans. Why? Human head lice need human blood to survive. Dogs and cats can get lice however it is both respective to their individual blood type, dogs get dog lice and cats get cat lice.
Why don’t you every hear about animals getting lice? Well, it’s important to remember that human lice are not a result of poor hygiene or economic status, but animal lice most often occurs in unsanitary environments, therefore it’s not a commonly diagnosed parasite in animals in the US.
Head lice are human parasites and have probably been around since the beginning of time. They have found desiccated (dried up) head lice and their eggs (nits) on the hair and scalps of Egyptian mummies and Cleopatra is said to have a golden “lice” comb. The scientific version indicates the DNA from mitochondria of head lice cells collected form lice around the world have traced lice back to a common lineage about 2 million years ago. Scientist believe due to the relationship with humans lice can provide important information about human evolution.
Lice continue to evolve and many traditional OTC lice treatment products using Permethrin are less effective as the bugs have developed a resistance to them.
Nits are head lice eggs. Nits are difficult to see and are often confused with dandruff or hair product build up. Nits are firmly attached to the hair shaft. They are oval or tear drop in shape, 2-3 mm in length and usually tan, yellow or white in color. See pictures of nits.
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”