Lice Furniture

The presence of lice is very common in families that have young children and who go to daycare or school. After a treatment in each Member of the family including pets to eliminate lice, it is important to perform a thorough cleaning of the House to avoid the possibility of the occurrence of head lice. Lice can live approximately three days outside the human body, in the clothing, furniture, toys and bedding. Once you are sure that no one in the House does not have lice, it must be vacuuming carpets and furniture. Since they are small, the lice can hide in small fibers of your carpets and upholstered furniture. To be sure, repeat the aspiration for the next three days.

It is a good precaution, whenever possible, wash small rugs in hot water and use steam clean carpets and furniture. The next step to eliminate lice is to wash all of your clothes and towels that have been in contact recently with someone who has been infested of lice. This includes clothing that has come into contact with the clothes of an infected person, such as jackets hanging from side to side in the closet. To effectively eliminate lice from clothing, you should wash in very hot water and dry them in a hot dryer. Lice of delicate clothing, place the clothes in a plastic bag tightly closed for a week or two.

It is not necessary to wash clothing that has not been used for some time, since lice can not live so long without a human host. To eliminate lice, it is important to clean the beds in the same way as was done with furniture and clothing. Wash all linens and pillowcases in water. You should also vacuum the mattress and pillows daily to make sure that removing the lice that may be hidden under the sheets and pillowcases. Toys, including stuffed animals and dolls, also should be cleaned thoroughly to eliminate lice. Everything that cannot be washed in hot water should be sucked up and stored in plastic bags tightly until all lice have died by asphyxiation and starvation. To take these precautions to eliminate lice from your home, it is not necessary to use pesticides. Pesticides used to remove lice from the House may be ineffective, as well as harmful to children and pets.


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