Treat your pillow for lice don’t throw them away!

You do not have to throw away your pillows after a head lice infestation in your home. Many families are unsure if they can make them safe for reuse so they prefer to just throw them away. Pillows are expensive so let’s save some money by treating them after a lice infestation rather than throwing them away. Head Lice do not live off of your head for more than 24 hours. Lice need a human host to survive so lets start first by identifying which pillows need to be treated. Once you weed those pillows out you then have a couple of options to make them safe for reuse. 1. Strip the pillow from the pillow cases and wash and dry them as usual. A head louse is really small and they do not have super powers. A good spin in the washer and dryer is going to kill them! 2. Strip the pillow from the pillow cases and just put them in the dryer. Sometimes the pillows will not fit easily into our washing machines if that is the case this is your best options! Let them hang out in the dryer on high for no more than 45 minutes. 3. Strip your pillow from the pillow cases. Any pillows that you do not or cannot wash or dry can always go into a bag for 24 hours. No more no less. They will be ready for reuse after that. When we choose to treat our pillows to make them safe for reuse after a lice infestation it is important that you know that lice eggs will only be found on your heads. A lice egg or nit will never just fall off of your head it will always be attached to a piece of hair. They will not hatch without the heat of a human head. Simple Head Lice Solutions is here is here to help. If you have any questions about the lice removal process or how to treat your pillows after head lice please contact us directly or visit our home page for more information. www.simpleheadlice.com

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  • Michelle
    Posted at 14:36h, 14 March Reply

    Hi there, I have a question about decorative pillows. I am afraid to wash them, and they were expensive so I do not want to throw them away. Currently, I have all the decorative pillows and comforters and blankets in plastic bags tied at the top. I am wondering if I should try to dry clean the comforter and blankets. For the decorative pillows, should I dry them in the dryer on high heat for more than 20 minutes? I am looking for some real information about how long the lice and eggs can survive. Do you think the pillows are already okay to put back on the couches? Thank you so much, Michelle

  • Alysia
    Posted at 09:34h, 15 March Reply

    hi im 24 and live on my own just found out I have head lice and I have a pillow that says spot cleaning on it How do I get rid of the lice on the pillow if I cant out it in the washer. Also i have to pay to wash my laundry so what do i do can i just put all my stuff in bags ?

    • simple
      Posted at 15:42h, 05 October Reply

      Yes bagging any items you cannot wash will do the trick. Lice can only live off of your head for 24 hours or so without a blood meal.

  • Bryan
    Posted at 03:33h, 30 June Reply

    If my pillow has two covers over it and I wash those two covers do I still need to do something to my pillows or is it good for use? Same situation for my blanket.

    • shls
      Posted at 17:56h, 07 June Reply

      Your good to go

  • Timothy
    Posted at 03:12h, 30 September Reply

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