Stop the Spread

Cleaning your home is important

  • Lice can live away from a human scalp for about 48 hours. So, it’s important to protect other family members and prevent your child from getting lice again.
  • You should vacuum your carpet, rugs, furniture, car seats, and any other fabric-covered items that may have come into contact with your child’s head.
  • Launder their bed linens and towels in hot water above 130° F.

Avoid sharing certain items

  • To help prevent the spread of lice your child shouldn’t share hats, helmets, towels, brushes, combs, hair clips, or other items that may harbor lice.