Tactics To Defeat Lice

While they are about as small as a sesame seed, lice can be a big problem for you and your family. We all know how much of a nuisance lice can be. Not only does a lice infestation bring a ton of itching and scratching, but it also requires a lot of cleaning and effort to eliminate a lice infestation from your home. At OKC Mosquito Militia Total Pest Control, our insect control experts know just how much of a nuisance having head lice in your home can be. With years of experience helping homeowners with lice removal, we are the experts to call when you are in need of lice removal in OKC, Edmond, and the surrounding areas. 

How To Identify The Invader 

Lice are parasitic insects that live on the human body. While some types of lice can live elsewhere on the body, the most common species live in the hair and on the scalps of heads. These small insects are highly contagious, meaning that they can quickly spread from one host to another. While they do not carry any diseases, having lice living on your scalp can cause excessive itching and discomfort. Head lice consume blood from the scalp, and this feeding is what causes the itch.

How Lice Maneuver Their Way In

While anyone can contract lice, they are particularly common in children who attend daycares, preschools, or elementary schools. Head lice often transfer between children — or heads — at schools or daycare facilities and spread to other family members through physical contact. While they cannot jump, they can crawl from one head to another. Lice cannot survive long without feeding on blood, therefore they must move to a new head within around 24 hours or they will die. Because of this, it is easy for lice to spread from one host to another.

How To Neutralize The Enemy

Luckily, there are many effective medications and special shampoos to help eradicate lice from your scalp. There are also some home remedies that people swear by too, such as mayonnaise or essential oils. Or if you want to be like Meredith from The Office, you can always shave your head completely to help get rid of the itch-causing insects! Thorough body scrubbing and washing all clothing and bed linens in hot cycles is recommended as well. 

Even with all the preventative efforts, though, lice can still lurk around your home looking for their  next host to feed on. To ensure that lice is completely eradicated from your home, you should contact a pest control professional

Hire A Tactical Pest Control Specialist To Destroy And Prevent Lice

At OKC Mosquito Militia Total Pest Control, we use a safe, eco-friendly mixture that treats lice infestations and sterilize all the surfaces in your home. We have successfully used our lice control methods to treat daycare centers, schools, homes, and other locations throughout Oklahoma City. When you let us handle your lice problem, our team will create a customized plan to address the needs of your home or facility, walk you through the treatment process step-by-step, and provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to keep your home or business lice-free.

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