Head lice cannot jump, fly, or swim, and they are usually spread by
direct head-to-head contact with another person who has lice.
To reduce the chances of getting re-infested from another person or from items that may have lice on them, it is important
Check all family members and close friends
of head lice. Seek a LouseBuster head lice treatment as soon as
possible for all suspected cases. Avoid head-to-head and hand-to-head
contact with anyone who has lice.
Take the following measures in your home:
- Vacuum rugs, carpets, car seats and furniture (including mattresses) – throw used vacuum bag in outside garbage;
- Wash bedding, towels and clothing in very hot water (above 130 degrees);
- Throw pillows, stuffed animals etc. into your dryer for 20-30 minutes
at the highest heat or seal in plastic bags for over 48 hours;
- Boil hair ties/hair brushes/combs for 10-20 minutes or freeze them in a plastic bag overnight.
Head lice cannot survive off of a human head for more than 24 to 48
hours.We recommend that you do not use pesticide sprays
in your home; they will unnecessarily expose your household to harmful