Thursday, July 19, 2018

how to kill lice eggs from hair

a) Comb:
When nits appear within 1 centimeter of the scalp, physically remove with a fine-toothed comb.

b) 30 Minutes in Hot Cycle:
Any clothing that a child has come in contact with since one week before nits have appeared needs to be washed for 30 minutes on the hot cycle. This suggestion also includes hats, scarves, coats, and sports uniforms.

c) Wash Bedding:
Don’t forget to wash all bedding (including sheets, blankets, pillows, pillowcases, comforter, and mattress cover). It is suggested to wash in hot water, dry on the hottest setting, and place in a sealed plastic bag (for an extra precaution) to rid bedding of nits.

d) Plastic Bags:
Clothing, towels, and other everyday items can cause reinfestation of nits if not properly addressed. If you cannot wash an item in hot water, it is necessary to store in plastic bags for up to two weeks[2]. Typical items include stuffed animals, throw pillows, barrettes, ponytail holders, hair ribbons, helmets, and necklaces.

e) Vacuum:
Use a vacuum cleaner to remove nits from mattresses, couches, chairs, rugs and floors, car seats, and car floor mats. Don’t forget to immediately dispose of the vacuum bag afterwards.

f) Vinegar:
Nits come with their own “cement,” which allows them to attach to the hair shaft. The properties found in distilled white vinegar can be used to loosen this substance to make it easier to remove nits. After shampooing, rinse the hair and scalp with vinegar. Use hot water to rinse out the vinegar.

g) Hair Straightening Comb or Iron:
The heat from a straightening tool, such as a comb or flat iron, is a chemical-free home remedy for removing nits. Not only does the intense heat kill eggs, but also eradicates head lice.

h) Coconut Scented Shampoo:
If you have only detected nits in the hair, but see no live lice, it is possible to overcome a greater problem by simply washing the hair with shampoo and removing nits using the specialized nit comb. Some people swear that coconut-scented shampoo is more effective because many pests, including lice, are not too fond of the smell.

i) Dry Hair Check:
It is better to detect nits under good lighting and when the hair is dry. The small size of the nits generally makes detection a challenging task. However, the lice eggs are also shiny when viewed at a certain angle[3]. When checking the hair, go over very small sections at a time. Take your time as you investigate the edges of the hair, at the neck, and behind the ears.

j) Your Fingernails:
Although small, it is possible to pull off nits using your fingernails.

k) Scissors:
When possible, some people will cut small sections of an individual hair to remove a nit.

how to keep spiders away from the bed

1. Clean your bedding often. One of the easiest ways to keep bugs out of your bed is to change your bedding often. Spiders can be attracted to the oils, hair, and skin cells that settle on your sheets after you’ve slept in them a few days, according to Hawkins Pest Control.
2. Don’t store boxes or anything else under the bed. When you put boxes, shoes, clothing, or anything else under your bed, spiders have an easy place to make a home — and then to find their way into your bedding. According to, if you keep the area underneath your bed clean and free of debris, this will keep critters from setting up camp.
3. Spray your sheets with essential oils. Certain fragrances, especially the potent smells found in essential oils, are repellent and toxic to spiders. Home advice expert Bob Vila suggests using orange, mint, lemon, and lavender. Mix several drops of one or all of these essential oils into a spray bottle with water and spritz your bedding with the solution. Not only will you keep spiders away, but your sheets will smell nice.
4. Keep your bed away from the wall. If your bed is pushed into a corner or up against a wall with no headboard, spiders will find it easy to find their way into your sheets through cracks in the wall. Keep your bed a slight distance from the wall and also make sure it’s not touching other furniture or appliances that could be attracting bugs.
5. Don’t eat in bed. While it may be comfortable to nibble on snacks while you’re curled up in the covers, spiders will get comfortable gorging on your crumbs, too. Keep the food in the kitchen.
6. Clean ceiling lamps or fans. Spiders can easily repel from the ceiling onto your bed. Grab a ladder and make sure lamps or ceiling fans in your bedroom are clean and clear of dust, dirt, and cobwebs.
7. Keep the air dry in your room. Spiders and other bugs thrive in a humid environment, so try purchasing a dehumidifier for your bedroom to keep bugs away.

While the occasional spider may make its way into your bed, following these steps will ensure you don’t give bugs an easy way to snuggle into your sheets at night.