There are many theories on why lice pop. One theory is that they spread more easily in recent years because head-to-head contact has become more prevalent, especially with cell phones and selfies. Another theory holds that lice are resistant to over-the-counter lice products, including those that contain pyrethroids and pyrethrins. Fortunately, there are some easy and effective ways to get rid of lice in your house without the use of chemicals.
One of the best ways to prevent head lice is to change the pillowcase every few days. This way, you will be more likely to prevent the infection from spreading. You also don’t need to treat the entire family unless you have been in contact with someone with head lice. It’s also a great idea to wash the pillowcases in hot water and dry them in a hot clothes dryer.
Another approach is to comb and condition your hair. Both of these methods will help you control head lice, and it will also prevent future infestations. In addition to this, you should keep your hair as clean as possible. If you still have lice, you should consider trying the conditioner and comb method to get rid of them.
The CDC estimates that six to 12 million children between ages three and eleven contract head lice each year. This number includes mothers and children. The worst part about head lice is that most infected individuals don’t know they have them. It is also important to note that head lice die once exposed to heat; they will die when the temperature is over 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees F).