I have a home lice infestation. Is there somewhere you can point me in steps...

Asked June 12, 2018, 8:50 PM EDT

I have a home lice infestation. Is there somewhere you can point me in steps to take? Ex. Dryer heat for linens etc. then bundling them in trash bags for a couple of weeks? Is steam cleaning a mattress that's been wrapped in plastic for a couple of weeks a good idea? Do lice migrate to other fabric where there is no host? Life cycle? Basic answers to ridding of body and head lice? Got a PDF? (s) to help with this?

Franklin County Ohio insect issues lice

1 Response

https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/frequently-asked-questions-about-head-lice
https://agrilifecdn.tamu.edu/ipm/files/2010/11/headliceparents1.pdf
https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/2008/9-24/headlice.html

We recently struggled with this in our home. I bought a kit that also included a spray to kill any stray lice that may have been left on the sofa or chair backs. Reading these I see that that might have been unnecessary, but it made me feel better.

If you need more info try searching but add site:edu at the end. you will find university researched information that can supplement that included above.