If you live in O’Fallon and suspect one or more of your family members have lice, you can now turn to the experts. No more combing or picking through your children’s heads. No more over-the-counter treatments, like that leave you gagging from the strong smell. No more lice reoccurrence because those treatments don’t work.
The treatments traditionally used for treating lice, like Rid, Nix, Spinosad, Natroba, Ivermectin, Sklice, and generic lice products, are no longer very effective. Lice have become resistant to them, much like antibiotics become ineffective if used too often. In fact, these OTC products are barely 20% effective in getting rid of all the lice permanently.
We have treated hundreds of lice-infested individuals in and around O’Fallon. Our FDA-approved Signature Dehydration treatment method uses controlled air to actually dehydrate the lice. Then we apply a special oil and comb out all the dried-up critters to remove them from the scalp.
We also provide ongoing support in the process. We are available to answer any questions you have. We also offer guidelines for cleaning your home during and after lice treatment.
Of course, the most critical task is ridding your family of lice. But once that process is started, you should follow some home-cleaning guidelines. Keep in mind that lice can only survive for 24-48 hours if they are not on a person’s head. So deep cleaning isn’t typically necessary.
Some basic guidelines for cleaning your home after lice infestation:
It is not necessary to wash clothes or linens. However, you can kill any living lice by putting them into a dryer for 30-40 minutes on high heat. Items include:
Thoroughly vacuum any areas that have been frequented by the infected person within the last 48 hours. This includes rugs, cloth furniture, cloth car seats or other cloth items that cannot fit in the dryer. Leather furniture can be wiped down with plain water and cloth.
Hot water is not effective in killing lice, so boiling items, washing them in hot soapy water, or running them in the dishwasher will not work. Freezing the items is much more effective. Place any items in a sealed bag or container and freeze them for 48 hours. This can work for smaller items like hair combs and brushes and other accessories. You can also freeze hats, helmets or other items that have come in contact with the person’s head in the last 48 hours.
If there are items that you believe cannot be sanitized using these methods, place them in an airtight bag or container for 48 hours to ensure the lice are contained.
Using pesticides is not recommended, since lice are usually resistant to them. They can also be harmful to humans and pets.
Lice Clinics USA can professionally screen and treat your family for lice, safely and effectively. We guarantee that our dehydration method will rid your family of lice quickly. In fact, you may be able to return to work or school the very same day!
Call us immediately if you suspect a lice outbreak in your family. The sooner we treat them, the quicker you’ll be able to have peace of mind.