Are you scratching your head right now??
I AM!!! ha ha
An art teacher friend of mine emailed me asking for help on how to deal with lice. I've never had lice before, but am pretty handy dandy with "the google". It made me think though....lice is a reality of teaching & schools. Would I know how to handle a case of lice if I got it? (I'm sure my wife would kick me out of the house till I was 100% sure I was free of it!!! ha ha) There are over the counter treatments you can pick up at your local drug store (and probably grocery stores as well). There are shampoos & leave in conditioners/sprays that are suppose to help prevent it(rosemary & tea tree oil seems to keep the little buggers away). In my research...I learned that they do not jump or fly (I had always heard they jumped?!?!). It is from contact. This also lets you know where you might need to treat (pillows, heardrests, hats, scarves, combs, brushes..etc). They say they can not live without a host (body snatchers anyone??) for 24 hrs. However...I'd not leave it to chance....vacuum EVERYTHING....whatever you can fit in the drier...DO!!!! Most of all...make sure you take care of the source....YOUR HEAD!!!! Treat & retreat if you need to. Get others to check out your scalp to make sure there are no eggs left. If you don't...they'll be back!!
HERE ARE SOME RESOURCES TO CHECK OUT IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT LICE & HOW TO TREAT IT! HOPE THIS HELPS!!!!!!