Living Without Lice – 4 Effective Ways To Keep Lice Away

Living Without Lice – 4 Effective Ways To Keep Lice Away

Lice are highly contagious, and here at Genie Pest Control, we understand that you want to do everything in your power to keep these tiny pests away. Even a very small number of eggs can start a serious infestation, so it’s essential that you take action as soon as possible to remove lice from your hair and from your home. With the right course of action, you can be sure that you will save yourself a lot of hassle, time, money, and itching!

Only about the size of a sesame seed, lice might not be big insects, but they can cause a lot of unrest for families across the country. These tiny insects live in your hair and on the scalp, feeding on human blood. Once they are removed from the body, they typically die quite quickly. However, to get rid of them effectively, you need to know how to tackle these micro-pests. Below, our pest control experts at Genie Pest Control investigate four highly-effective methods that you can use to keep lice away from you and your family.

Vacuum Your Home Thoroughly

If lice have come into your home, they can inhabit your rugs, furniture, floors, and carpets. Should someone in your home be affected by lice, it’s crucial that you take the time to vacuum any areas of your home that they may have spent tie to eliminate the lice from your house. Contracting lice can happen very easily by simply being in the vicinity of someone else who has been infected by these pests. Be sure to vacuum thoroughly to prevent these pests from spreading to other people in your home.

Wash Any Infected Items In Hot Water

When someone in your home has been exposed to lice, you must be sure to wash any items that they have used in hot water. These items might include things like clothing, blankets, sheets, or any other items that the lice might have come into contact with. When washing infected items, our team at Genie Pest Control recommends washing the items in hot water and drying them on high heat. This is the most effective method of ridding your home of lice, as both lice and their eggs cannot survive temperatures of more than 128degrees Fahrenheit for any more than five minutes.

Tea Tree Oil Treatment

As with most pest problems at home, prevention is always better than cure. As our team at Genie Pest Control recommends, keeping lice out of your home from the beginning is always the best option. When there is a lice outbreak in your local community, at school, or anywhere else nearby, tea tree oil should be applied to the scalp to keep these little pests away. While tea tree oil does not work as a lice treatment on is own, it does serve as a great deterrent at keeping lice away.

Over The Counter Medication

There is a range of over the counter medications available to treat lice and, as with all medication, you should research what you are buying before making a final purchase. Some medications cannot be used by children under two years of age, and other medicines may not be used by women who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding. You should also check that the medication you are buying is appropriate for your needs as some medications are designed to kill active head lice but not eggs and vice versa. Whichever medicine you decide on, be sure to speak with the pharmacist and always follow the directions from the manufacturer.

Enjoy Life Without Lice With Help From The Professionals

If you suspect a lice infestation in your home, get in touch with our team of pest control experts today and let us help you to eliminate lice from your home for once and for all. With our experience and expertise, we know the best techniques and methods to treat lice and to remove these pests from your home. With the help of our team, you can be sure that you and your family can live lice-free going forward.

Related Posts Worth Reading

Pest control and ant removal services for Omaha and Council Bluffs

Insect Intrusion – 3 Signs You Have An Ant Infestation In Your Home

Although ants are typically found in nests outside of the home, these pesky little insects have a tendency to find their way into our homes. Usually, they make their way inside through various entry points as they forage for food. While seeing a few ants in your home might not be a major inconvenience, ant scouts leave a trail of pheromones behind them to attract other members of the colony to follow. Before you know it, you can have a serious ant problem on your hands.

Read More »

Professional Exterminators Share Simple Tips To Keep Bugs At Bay For Winter

The winter season is a time for hanging out with friends and family indoors enjoying, and connecting with your loved ones. This time of year also brings many pests as they try to make their way into your Omaha or Council Bluffs home to escape the cold so they can find food, water, and shelter.

Our professional exterminators understand that you will want to do everything that you can to maintain a pest-free home this winter. After all, the last thing you want is to discover a pest infestation in your home that will ruin your rest and relaxation time.

Read More »
Have a Wasp Infestation at your Omaha property? Genie Pest Control can treat your yard.

Pest Problems – 3 Signs That You Have A Wasp Infestation

For homeowners in Omaha and Council Bluffs, wasps are among the most unwelcome sights in any home or garden. With their often-aggressive behaviors, they can sting multiple times and will work together to defend their nests if provoked. Here at Genie Pest Control, we understand the havoc that wasps can wreak on your backyard fun during the summer months, and we’re here to help!

Read More »
Scroll to Top