Cleaning house after a lice infestation

Lice Removal Expert, Amy Goldreyer, shares advice for parents on what parts of the house are most important to clean after a family member has been diagnosed with lice
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Cleaning house after a lice infestation

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People go crazy with cleaning their house when they have lice and they really don´t need to. I always tell my parents take the hour you were going to spend steam cleaning your carpet and comb your child´s head with that hour because lice only live off the head for 26 hours. If they are off the head, they are going to starve to death so you don´t really need to worry about things that are not going to touch their head for the next 26 hours. You could even move out for a weekend and everything in your house would die, but assuming you are going to stay in your house and you have had a very bad case of lice, you might want to vacuum the couches. You might want to wash the hoods that have touched somebody´s head and you always want to take care of the brushes because a brush is something that is going to go right back on a child´s head. And you could clean the barettes but for people to worry about their floors and their rugs is silly because unless you are doing headstands on the rug all day long you are really not going to get lice back from your rug.

Lice Removal Expert, Amy Goldreyer, shares advice for parents on what parts of the house are most important to clean after a family member has been diagnosed with lice

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Amy Goldreyer

Lice Removal Expert

Prior to founding Hair Whisperers, a leading head lice removal company based in Los Angeles, Amy Goldreyer was on staff for Conan O'Brien.  After her son contracted lice in 2006, she learned she had a knack for lice removal!  Inspired by her passion for picking, she began her new career with Hair Whisperers.  Dedicated to helping families get rid of lice in the comfort and privacy of their home, her company only uses natural, non-toxic methods and products to get rid of lice and nits.

Amy strives to educate parents and reduce the stigma often associated with the diagnosis of head lice through educational presentations and with the launch of the Is it Lice App, the first application designed to assist parents with a crucial step in the lice management cycle, detection.  She has been interviewed for major media outlets including the New York Times, LA Times and Nightline.

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