Treating Your Infested Home


All bed linens & clothing worn in the last 24-36 hours by those who are infected. Place in the dryer daily on high heat for a minimum of 20 minutes until your home is lice-free.


Items which cannot be washed can be placed in a bag and isolated for a few days, or until your home is lice-free. This means the items that you use on a regular basis – not every stuffed animal or all of your clothing. It is not necessary to bag everything in your home for two weeks!


You can vacuum surfaces that cannot be wiped down or washed. This includes rugs, upholstered furniture and car interior. After vacuuming your couch, place a sheet over it. Now you can place the sheet in the dryer for a minimum of 20 minutes on high heat until you are lice free.

Brushes & hair Accessories

Brushes and combs may be boiled (which will likely destroy them), or placed in a ziplock bag, in the freezer for 24 hours. They do not need to be thrown away! Every family member should have their own hairbrush; it is important not to share brushes.