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Getting Rid of Lice with Sterifab

What Are Lice?

If you’ve ever had lice, you haven’t forgotten. A famous foe of school children – and their parents – lice are tiny insects that live in human hair and feed on human blood. Small and wingless, they lay small white eggs called nits, which stick to hair shafts. Even one nit can quickly lead to an infestation. 

Contrary to common belief, lice cannot fly or even jump from head to head. They are spread through direct contact with someone who has them or by sharing personal items like hats, combs, or pillows. (Hence their propensity for school children.)

There are many shampoos to help you get rid of lice, available both OTC and by prescription. In addition, you’ll need to use a special lice comb to remove nits from hair. But treating hair isn't enough! To prevent reinfestation, you need to ensure that your entire home, school or camp is lice and nit-free. Linens, couches, stuffed animals, combs and more must be treated for lice. 

Luckily, Sterifab can help get rid of lice. It's effective, nonresidual and can be used nearly anywhere!

How to Get Rid of Lice with Sterifab

Here’s how to get rid of lice in 6 easy steps:

  1. Find the source of the lice infestation. Carefully check the heads of everyone in your home.

  2. Kill the nits and lice using an OTC spray or shampoo.

  3. After treatment, carefully comb out the nits and lice with a special lice comb. For best results, do this daily for 2 weeks.

  4. Wash all personal items, clothing and bedding in HOT water.

  5. Soak combs and brushes in HOT water for at least 10 minutes.

  6. Treat upholstered furniture, carpets, and mattresses with Sterifab to prevent re-infestation.

Lice can live for 2-4 days without a host. That’s why it’s so important to treat rugs, mattresses and sofas with a lice-killing spray like Sterifab.

Ready to tackle your lice problem?

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Lice: What to Look For

The main signs of lice are itching, a tickling feeling on the scalp, and finding lice or nits in your hair. If you’ve received the dreaded call from your child’s teacher, you can check their heads carefully using toothpicks or, ideally, a lice comb.

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How Can You Prevent Lice?

To prevent lice, avoid sharing personal items and regularly check for lice if someone you know has them. We highly recommend that staff at schools and camps perform regular lice checks, particularly in hot or tropical climates.

Not sure if you have lice, scabies or bed bugs?

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Do Essential Oils Kill Lice? 

Research shows that essential oils like tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary and others CAN help prevent lice. However, they are not a lice treatment. According to Lice Clinics of America, "Essential oils cannot be used to safely treat an active lice infestation."

Why Use Sterifab?

True, Sterifab should NEVER be used on your hair. While the EPA-approved spray is nonresidual, it is NOT for use on people, animals or cookware. But Sterifab has an important role to play in your efforts to get rid of lice - for good.


Because lice and nits can live for up to 3 days without a host, shampoos and lice sprays are often not enough to stop these wily creatures in their tracks. Even one undetected nit tucked between your couch cushions can be the source of your next infestation.

Here’s where Sterifab comes in.

After treating your family member’s scalps and combing daily, be sure to spray upholstery, curtains, mattresses and more with Sterifab. 

And it’s a multipurpose product. In addition to killing lice, bed bugs and bacteria, Sterifab also:

Deodorizes and controls odor-causing organisms.

Cleans and deodorizes restrooms.

Can be used on everything except people, animals and cooking utensils

Is one of the only non-residual products labeled for use on mattresses and upholstered furniture.

Dries in 15-20 minutes, is biodegradable and leaves no residue.

Even better, applying Sterifab is simple and fast. Spray Sterifab on almost any surface and let it dry. Sterifab is odorless upon drying, deodorizes, and doesn’t leave behind any residue. In many cases, within about 15 minutes after treatment you can return to normal use of the treated room.


Stop Lice in Their Tracks

If you have a lice problem in your home, camp or school, you want to handle it quickly. With Sterifab, you can get rid of bacteria, mold and lingering odors, too. Use what the professionals use. 

Try Sterifab today.

Did You Know?

Sterifab does more than get rid of scabies! You can also use it to:

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