Lice Home Remedies, Are They Effective?

We know you’ve probably already tried them all!

What probably won’t work if you don’t have the correct information or tools for application. Some home lice remedies include cooking oil, mayonnaise, vinegar, kerosene, cetaphil cleanser (also know as the Nuvo treatment) recommended by some pediatricians.

Studies have shown lice can survive in hair covered with olive oil, mayonnaise and even petroleum jelly over night, this means that one overnight treatment is not going to do it. Lice can hold their breath for up to 14-16 hours submerged in liquid.

Let’s not forget the Listerine. Please don’t put Listerine on you or your child’s head. It can burn and if Listerine was meant to kill head lice they would sell it as a head lice treatment instead of mouth wash. The bottom line about home lice treatments is that you must remove the nits no matter what you do. You’ve got to have a good professional nit comb to do it with (the OTC combs won’t cut it). Read more about the best lice combs.

Using a Professional Lice Service

Let’s Be P.A.L.S (Pros Against Lice Service) has been removing lice from Hampton Roads household for over 10 years and we can show you how to stop the madness and eradicate head lice without all the stress and worry.

We have a head lice removal plan to fit anyone’s budget
Getting rid of head lice is a process. We will share our knowledge and techniques with you. Shampooing with ordinary shampoo won’t kill lice. Lice don’t drown easily. Research has shown lice can survive when immersed in water for 14-16 hours at 86-98 degrees F.

If one person in your household has head lice, everyone who lives in your home or has prolonged exposure within the home — such as babysitters or overnight guests — should be checked for head lice. If school-age or preschool children are affected, notify their school or day care center otherwise your re-infestation probability will be high.

What to do during a Head Lice Outbreak:

Thoroughly wash all the materials and equipment that the person affected with head lice regularly uses, including combs, towels, washcloths, bedding and sheets. Vacuuming household furniture is a better choice than bagging everything to help eliminate head lice from your home and prevent another infestation.

Remember that lice are not living in your home. They live on your head and will die within 24 -48 hours without a meal (a small amount of blood from your scalp).

So spend your energy on the head, not the home.  Call us for a FREE phone consultation or you can visit NPA, National Pediculosis Association for the correct current information concerning head lice.

Nits can take up to 7 -10 days to hatch. Once hatched they need a meal immediately or they will perish. Nits also need the perfect environment to survive. It’s difficult to say between the 50 – 100 hairs we lose a day if a strand containing a nit will fall in a spot that it can survive in.

If you want to save time and money call a head lice professional today. We’ll take care of your lice infestation and you can breath a sigh of relief and get back to life. View our lice treatment service options and choose a plan that’s right for you.

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