How do I clean my home to rid the infestation?
Your child is clean, with well-washed hair, but still comes home from school with head lice.
Head lice does not discriminate: they spread in all schools and to children with the worst to the best hygiene, then the children bring them home. Head-to-head contact is the way lice spread. For example, children working on a project may huddle together to complete their task, and literally put their heads together as they work, allowing lice to crawl from head to head. Head lice nits are eggs on the scalp that resemble dandruff. They live in the hair for about 8 or 9 days before transforming into lice. Lice can live in the hair for up to 30 days after they have reached maturity. However, they cannot survive independent from a human host for longer than 2 days. Therefore, they cannot survive on bedding or furniture, etcetera, any length of time.