Getting Rid of Lice

You never dealt with lice before? Lice is becoming a reoccurring pest? You’ve tried all these different products and nothing seems to work? Read the easy and cost-effective way to rid yourself of the pests.

Some of this highly recommended lice elimination process is easy to do. The hard part is that you need to retreat each head of hair about every 4 days, for a total of 14 to 16 days. That’s it.

Lice Facts you need to know:

Lice don’t jump. They move fast. They walk from one head of hair to another head of hair. OR, they walk on one person’s fabric to another person’s fabric. They live only on the human head. Lice breathe air. Lice need to feed on human blood at least once every 48 hours (2 days), if not, they die. Lice eggs are NOT white–they are brown, stuck on a hair shaft, and close to the scalp.

The Treatment:

The treatment idea is to suffocate them with oil and then comb them out with a expert metallic comb. Plastic lice combs do not work. So, do the first treatment. Then, every four days, retreat using the special metallic comb. Comb the hair from the root to the tip for up to 16 days to eliminate any chance that eggs are hatching and growing into adults. The lifecycle of lice egg to adult: 5 to 7 days.

Treat all the members of your family. Your clothes and bedding can be dealt with easily: just 30 minutes in a dryer — a very hot dryer; OR, set aside, away from humans, for 2 days (48 hours). After the first treatment, vacuum the fabric materials of your furniture, i.e. bed and sofa.

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Three Materials You’ll Need for First Treatment:

  1. cooking oil, i.e. olive or vegetable
  2. a metal lice comb
  3. a shower cap (CAUTION: Do NOT allow your child to sleep with the cap on!)
  4. AND…. leave the oil thickly applied throughout the hair for at least 6 hours.

In order to assist your family with this pest, the Inuuqatigiit will lend the metallic lice comb to your family for the duration of the family’s treatment. For more information, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Learn how to rid your family of lice by checking the advice and information from the experts at LiceSquad at

Early Year’s Manager, Holly Vullings, 613-744-3133, ext 228.