Do You Really Have To Treat Your Home After a Lice Outbreak? - LICENDERS

Do You Really Have To Treat Your Home After a Lice Outbreak?

Treat Your Home After a Lice Outbreak

Do You Really Have To Treat Your Home After a Lice Outbreak?

Lice rode into your home on the head of your precious child. You called Licenders and you took quick action to protect your family. You’re lice free and ready to party – right?

Well – unfortunately, no.

Your home may be harboring addition lice and nits. If you couldn’t see the lice on your little one’s head, you won’t see them in your home either. Lice are nasty critters who can live on any surface that resembles a human scalp (yuck!).

This means that your home(s) and car(s) may need some treatment, too. But don’t worry, Licenders has you covered. Below, we list some useful tips and tricks to help you achieve a lice-free home.

Clean Your Home

A lice infestation can invade your home quickly. After a lice outbreak, your house will need a thorough cleaning. Luckily, lice cannot fly – but they can crawl, so you should wash any and all items that may have come in contact with them. Lice can live on any surface that may resemble the human scalp, awaiting their next host. Considering this fact, if you don’t clean your home, lice may be waiting to re-infect your family!

Don’t forget to clean:

  • Curtains and drapes
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Bedding (including pet bedding)
  • Clothing
  • Sports gear (helmets, hats)
  • Stuffed animals
  • Carpeting and rugs
  • Family car interiors
  • Car seats and
  • Bathroom items – towels, rugs and fabric shower curtains.

Do You Have to Wash Your Family Pets?

While dogs and cats can contract lice, human head lice cannot live on their bodies. Different species of lice tailor their needs and survival to their host, whether that is a human, dog or horse. This means that you do not need to worry about your furry family members when experiencing a head lice infestation.

That being said, if you believe that your family pet has lice or some other ailment, contact a veterinary professional immediately. Some pests, like fleas, are not species-specific.

Call a Professional

Sometimes, lice treatments can fail due to improper or insufficient procedures. This can cause understandable frustration as you struggle to eradicate the pests. Over-the-counter products are readily available but require parents and other family members to administer treatment. Further, some products are less effective than others and certain treatments may even use harmful chemicals.

Licenders professionals not only provide state-of-the-art care for your children and family but can visit your home to provide treatment and guidance. Our efficient methods ensure that you can remove lice quickly, letting your family return to school, work and play. (Learn about prevention methods to help keep your home clean.)

When you hire Licenders, you receive top-notch service and expertise every day. In fact, we’ve successfully treated more than 400,000 cases throughout our six locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island and Connecticut. Whether you require in-person care at our clinics or in your home, Licenders will be there to make things right.

Licenders Can Help

A lice-free life is only one call away! To receive immediate delousing services or screening to see if you or your children do have lice, visit one of our six lice walk-in clinics, call 888-425-9281 or contact us for assistance. Our qualified and caring professionals can even visit your family home for personalized treatment. Not in New York or Connecticut? You can still order premier Licenders products through our online store.

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