Head lice treatment: Myths vs Facts

Welcome to Lice Detectives LLC first blog. We have been wanting to blog for some time now.  What better time than the present to introduce the wealth of knowledge about head lice and head lice removal that we have gained over the past 4 years since we opened our doors!

Do you know how many times we get a new client who tells us that they have used mayonaisse or olive oil on their child’s head for 3 days straight and they are still seeing things?!!!  Well folks, the truth is that  you can put as much stuff in your kids head that is humanly possible…..they can walk around looking and smelling like your salad from dinner last night.  It’s just not going to get rid of the lice.  The only way to get rid of head lice is to MANUALLY comb it out.  So no matter what product you use, nothing is going to sit on the head and magically make those little buggers die!  Comb it out.

Pets, no they can’t get lice.  They do get fleas!

Do I need to bag everything for two weeks?

Why sure you can!  But we’ll have you lice free long before those two weeks are up.  Bagging stuff is a way to protect yourself in case there is a bug or a nit on the stuffed animal or pillow.  The truth is that the bugs die after 48 hours of being off a host head and a nit may hatch but if they don’t have a food source, they will die shortly thereafter.  So why bagging then you may ask?  We tell people to bag stuff up so that they have less work for themselves.  The more you bag up, the less you have to vacuum during the time that your family has lice.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against bagging but for sanity reasons not because your house is crawling with bugs.

So if you have any more questions about lice and how to really remove it call us or read our very extensive and thorough website.  www.licedetectives.com

Until next time,

Have a lice free day!

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