Do Head Lice Live on Pillows?

You may have wondered, “Do head lice live on pillows?” The answer to that question is, “Yes.” Lice can live on pillows and bed sheets. Lice are microscopic creatures, about the size of a sesame seed. And while they can’t fly or jump, they can easily transfer themselves from person to person. If your pillows and bed sheets are infested with head lice, you may want to consider using Honeydew Head Lice Treatment Shampoo.

While head lice cannot jump, they can live for up to 24 hours without a host. They also can survive on bedding and pillows for up to two days without human contact. When they aren’t on their host, the louse will lay eggs, and may wait for human contact to hatch.

However, lice cannot live without blood for more than 24 hours. Changing your pillowcases is a cost-efficient way to minimize the risk of re-infection. Hot washing or drying in a hot clothes dryer for 15 minutes will kill any lice on your pillowcases. And the risk of re-infection is reduced significantly if you regularly change your pillowcases.

Lice cannot fly or jump, so they are easily transferred to other people by head-to-head contact. However, they can be spread from person to person by sharing hair accessories and objects. Keeping your hair dry and clean also helps to prevent head lice from spreading.

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