Don’t Waste Water

by Deborah Wolfson, owner of Lice Ladies Tampa Bay

1.  Save your water bill.  Lice can hold their breath in water for up to 8 hours.  Place clothing, bedding, stuffed animals, etc in the dryer on the high setting on your dryer for 30 minutes.

2.  You can take combs, brushes, hair accessories, etc and place them in a grocery bag or ziploc bag in the freezer for 24-48 hours.

3.  Human head lice can NOT live off of the human head for more than 48-72 hours.  So, vacuum the high traffic areas of your home as well as the upholstered furniture, car seats, etc.

4.  Set items that can not be dried or frozen in a large garbage bag aside for 48-72 hours.  After this time, the lice can not survive without a human host to feed on.  Therefore, they will be dead.