Cleaning Your Car After Head Lice

Cleaning Your Car After Head Lice

Head lice is stressful start to finish but after it is over it's common to panic over the cleaning process. How do you make sure you won’t go home and get it again? Is your home infested with head lice now? Do you need to buy new everything? What are you to do about your car, is it full of head lice?

Is Everything Infested?

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The good news is you don’t need to buy new everything! Head lice can only live for a short period of time without a host, 24-48 hours in most cases. Most household surfaces and items can be cleaned, including your vehicle. While it is important to take steps to clean after an infestation, drastic measures are not needed. A good deep cleaning is the best bet to get things back in order. You can find our suggestions for cleaning your home and personal belongings here!

How to Clean Your Car:

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Cleaning your vehicle after head lice can seem a like a big task, but it doesn't have to be. Car seats and booster seats are the number one item to take care of, as they are the most likely to come in direct contact with hair. While it certainty isn't fun it is recommended to take them apart and launder any cloth pieces. Vacuum the rest of the car seat thoroughly and wipe it down with disinfecting wipes or spray. As for the car’s interior, cloth seats can be vacuumed. Be sure to get into any cracks or tight spots in the cars seats and interior. Leather seats are easy as lice tend not to stick to these surfaces, but it is best to still wipe them down with disinfectant. Use a lint roller or sticky tape to reach places the vacuum cannot. Remember lice can only live for 24-48 hours without a human host so while it is important to clean after lice it is also important not to over stress.

What to Do if You Get Lice

AirAlle Lice Treatment

If you should happen to find yourself infested with lice still don’t worry the Lice Removal Clinic and it's experts are here to help! Our signature AirAllé device is one of a kind and uses heat not harsh chemicals to safely remove all lice and nits. The AirAllé treatment is effective and backed by our lice free guarantee! You'll be back to cruising around in your lice free car in no time! We also have a staff of trained lice professionals here to help with any of your head lice needs, from treatment to questions we are here for you!

Lice Clinics of America has successfully treated 650,000 cases. The company has over 300 clinics in 35 countries, making it the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. Lice Clinics of America - Pearland is located at 4420 Broadway Street, Pearland, Texas 77581 and is open Monday - Sunday by appointment. Call 281-375-3179 or email: or visit for more information or to schedule an appointment.