Keeping Headlice under Control in Your Home

by Tracey on November 24, 2013

A headlice outbreak is one of the most unpleasant things your family can experience. Nobody is in danger and the outbreak can be stopped, but you will need to invest a great deal of your time in combating headlice for a few days.

An infestation is a major aggravation and if someone in your family is struck with headlice, you will need to do all you can to get the problem under control. Without complete eradication, a single battle with headlice could turn into a long-term problem.

So if and when an outbreak occurs, what do you need to do to prevent a long-term issue? First, determine the source of the problem.

In addition to knowing who brought headlice into your home, you must also determine how they contracted headlice. Did a child pick it up at school? Has a teen been exposed by sitting in a movie theater seat? Did you pick them up while trying on hats at the local department store? Knowing the source of lice allows you to prevent future exposure and know if it was a one-time incident or ongoing threat.

Next, create a plan to eradicate lice from your home. This must be a multi-pronged attack and should include treating your home and anyone infested. Eliminating lice from a person is important, but unless you rid your home of lice, you will have an ongoing problem.

Finally, put in place a plan to avoid lice in the future. This can range from educating family members about how lice are contracted to actually applying products that repel lice. Determining just what needs to be done to avoid lice is a personal decision and should be based on the frequency of infestations in your home.

There are safe products you can use to prevent lice even if you have not faced frequent infestation. Many find these products are worth the investment, so they are able to avoid ever facing a lice outbreak. There is relatively no risk associated with these natural products and the reward is high because you avoid exposure to lice.

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