Check your house for live adult lice. After treating the lice from your head or your child's head, you should not have any live lice remaining and you're ready to get started on the house cleanup. This only has to be completed once, and your house is not the source of a re-infestation. However, you must take care of the checklist below so that the treatment can be successful.

Laundry

Laundry

Put the following items in the dryer for 30 minutes on high heat

  • Special stuffed animals and blankets
  • Bed linens, comforters, blankets, towels
  • Any clothes in the laundry and on the floor
  • Coats, hats, hooded sweatshirts, sweaters (anything that has been worn in the last 3 days)
  • Dress-up clothes

Things to Vacuum

Things to Vacuum

  • Cloth sofas and chairs
  • Cloth car seats
  • Any large pillows that can’t go in the dryer
  • Carpets that kids lay on around the TV, bedroom, and playroom
  • Carpets that clothes may be laying on