Lice Keep Coming Back? Here's How to Get Rid of Them for Good
Lice are perhaps best known for infecting schools and children with otherwise beautiful, clean and healthy hair. A school nurse combs through everyone's hair for the telltale signs of these particularly troublesome pests before sending a few unlucky kids home with instructions to get special shampoo that's meant to take care of the problem for good.
However, lice can be far more problematic than our school experiences might have us believe. First, adults can also fall victim and second, lice can be frustratingly persistent. If you're lucky, a fine-toothed comb can be good enough to do the trick. For others, those shampoos for lice sprays recommended by school nurses will take care of the problem altogether.
But what then? What if, despite all your efforts, lice just won't go away? Even worse, what happens when it seems like the lice have been taken care of, only for them to renew their attacks on your scalp, seemingly from out of nowhere?
What to Do if Lice Keep Coming Back to Your Home
To beat back lice for good, the answer is thoroughness - and focusing beyond your scalp. Winning the main battle isn't going to get the job done if you don't put in the work to root out and eliminate the lice holdouts. What most people don't realize is that being thorough against lice means getting rid of all the lice and nits in your home and investing in an effective lice spray for your house.
Lice often keep coming back because they spread easily from one person to another through direct contact or sharing of personal items such as combs, brushes, hats and clothing, but also via furniture, fabrics and bedding. Additionally, lice are known to be very resilient and can survive for up to two days without a host. Worse, tiny lice eggs (nits) can survive without a host for up to 10 days. 10 days! That means a single lice egg hanging out in your furniture or on stuffed animals can hatch and reinfect your entire family weeks after you shampooed, combed and cleaned.
Failing to use a lice spray on furniture and bedding is tantamount to an open invitation for lice to reinfect you after you believed them to be gone.
Getting Rid of Lice and Nits from Fabrics and Furniture
So, what kills lice on furniture? Don't try rubbing that medicated shampoo into your couch or bed sheets. No, you need a lice house spray like Sterifab, which can be applied to almost any surface in your home as a disinfectant and exterminator of all kinds of pests, including lice.
Adopting a proactive approach to killing lice in your home means that your efforts to get these pests out of your hair won't be in vain. In the meantime, remember that a few individual lice or nits can evade even special combs and shampoos. Sustaining your extermination efforts for several days after you last saw lice on your head or anywhere in your house will help you take care of the problem for good.
To prevent reinfection, avoid direct contact with anyone who has lice or their personal belongings, and if you ever need more help, Sterifab is here! Try it today and wash all your lice problems away.