How to get rid of head lice???

If you use the internet to learn “How to get rid of head lice” you may be overwhelmed and confused by all the products and sometimes misleading information. Heartland Healthy Heads Lice Removal and Resource Center is dedicated to educating families on head lice and all available treatment options. We strive to offer the best non-toxic treatment options and up to date head lice information.

There are no over the counter or prescription products that kill lice and are totally safe and scientifically proven to be 100% effective on live lice and eggs. Some treatments can be potentially harmful pesticides and costly when used repeatedly. There are also many “natural” remedies found on the internet that have no scientific basis for efficacy or safety. If you were successful treating head lice at home, could it be you knew the facts about head lice, had a good lice comb and the diligence to get every last nit out of your child’s hair? Of course non-toxic remedies are a preferred choice for many.

Heartland Healthy Heads Lice Removal and Resource Center is dedicated to head lice education, identification and eradication. We offer three treatment options including: Shepherd Method strand by strand nit removal, AirAllé™ heated air device, and home treatment products and support. Heartland Healthy Heads holds certification in two head lice treatments techniques.  We are certified by the Shepherd Institute (www.shepherdinsitute.com ) in the strand by strand technique of lice removal.  In addition, we are now Kansas City’s exclusive licensed and certified AirAllé™ (www.laradasciences.com). operators. AirAllé™ is an FDA cleared medical device which uses heated air to dehydrate lice and eggs.

We are proud to be certified in two head lice treatment options and connected nationally to the leaders in head lice treatment and research.  Let us help you and your family get through head lice with the safest most effective treatment options.  Call us today with any head lice questions 913-730-NITS (6487).

House cleaning! Is a louse in the house?

Parents often stress over cleaning when there is a louse in the house. Parents dealing with head lice may do way more than necessary with steam cleaning, throwing away stuffed animals and spraying insecticides. Heartland Healthy Heads Lice Removal and Resource Center provides a great deal of education to families dealing with head lice.

According to the CDC (www.cdc.gov), head lice are mainly spread through head to head contact with a person who already has head lice and less commonly through objects. While the National Pediculosis Association (www.headlice.org) informs everyone, homes and schools do not get head lice, people do. Head lice are little, but mighty!  Head lice are smart do not like to be off the human head, they need to eat to survive and they feed off the human scalp. They will not survive much more than 24 hours off the human head. Just to be safe, here are some easy house cleaning tips:

 

1. Change bed sheets, wash and dry in hot temperature or throw in the dirty clothes and replace with another set.

2. Comforters and bedspreads can be removed for 24 hrs or thrown into the dryer for 30 minutes.

3. Stuffed animals, throw pillows and throw blankets in the dryer on high heat for 30 minutes.

4. Vacuum all areas frequently used by those with lice, including floors, furniture, car seats and upholstered areas.

5. Bag up all hair accessories for 24 hours or simply do not use them for 24 hours.

6. Clean the hair out of brushes, place in a baggie and put in the freezer overnight.

7. DO NOT use house fumigant sprays or fogs; they are not needed and can be toxic.

 

Spend your time and energy on the head, not on the house. Heartland Healthy Heads provides three great treatment options including the Airalle’ FDA cleared heated air treatment, Shepherd Method Strand by Strand comb out and non-toxic products with combing instructions for those wanting a self-treatment option. As Kansas City’s #1 Head Lice Resource and Treatment Center we strive to educate our community about head and provide the best quality care in head lice treatment. Call us today 913-730-6487 or for more great head lice information go to www.heartlandhealthyheads.com. We are here to help!