As you probably know, getting rid of a lice infestation can be tedious and it takes time. We are thrilled to be the only company in Massachusetts using the LouseBuster device which rids your family of lice infestations using carefully controlled heated air to kill all stages of head lice including eggs (nits). We combine the LouseBuster treatment with the very best combing techniques so that when we leave your outbreak will be gone for good. For busy families, or those who are just squeamish about lice, Lice Aunties is a fantastic solution to the problem. We come to you and take care of the problem, guaranteed.
If you think you have lice:
- First of all, don't panic. Lice and nits can be dealt with. They are not dangerous, and anyone can have them.
- Soak family combs and brushes in hot water (130 degrees F) for at least 10 minutes.
- Make sure every member of your household has their own comb or brush.
- Machine-wash clothing, towels, and bed linens. Use the hot water cycle. Dry laundry for at least 20 minutes on high heat.
- Put your child's backpack in the dryer, too- 20 minutes on high
- For clothes, hats, etc. that can't be washed, either have them dry cleaned or put them in plastic bags for three days. You might want to also bag your sports helmets.
What about the house?
The CDC says, "Head lice do not survive long if they fall off a person and cannot feed. You don't need to spend a lot of time or money on housecleaning activities." However, if it would make you feel better, go ahead and vacuum rugs, upholstered furniture, pillows and mattresses to pick up any hairs that may have lice or nits attached to them—there is only a small chance for infestation this way—so don't go overboard. You may want to bag stuffed animals for a few weeks just to be safe.
Don't forget about your car. Vacuum your seats or run a lint remover over them.
What to do about your friends
The right thing to do is tell everyone your child has been in close contact with. We know of classrooms that have had lice outbreaks that last all year long. And slumber parties are a famous way to transmit lice. Do it—you might not be popular in the short term, but you will be a hero in the end. (And it's one more way to prevent the lice from reappearing!)