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Can you believe that Halloween is just around the corner? The leaves are falling, the temperatures are becoming more mild, and if you have kids, then you’re probably thinking about how you’ll keep them safe as they trick-or-treat this year. You want your little one to have a great time and come back with plenty of candy, but you definitely don’t want them coming back with head lice. In today’s post, we’re going to provide you with a few tips that you can give your child as they get ready for a fun, frightful, and lice-free Halloween.

At Lice Treatment Solutions, we know that the thought of head lice can be just as scary as the latest horror blockbuster. We’re the go-to lice removal center in Houston and the surrounding areas; we can help you with anything from minor cases to full-blown infestations. Just give us a call or stop by our location and we’ll make sure that you’re completely lice-free before the holidays!

How to Stay Lice-Free This Halloween

Be Cautious of Masks, Hats, and Wigs Children trick-or-treating in costumes.

Your child will naturally want to go shopping at one of the many Halloween stores in the Houston area. Whether they’ll be dressing up as a ghastly ghoul or a cute and cuddly critter, be cautious about letting them try on masks, hats, wigs, and anything else that others have tried on and then put back. If they absolutely have to try something on, take a quick look inside before they put it on their head. We recommend sticking to pre-packaged costumes whenever possible!

Isolate Costumes

Many parents are understandably concerned about bringing home costumes and garments that have been out in public. After all, you can never be sure who tried something on before you. The good news is that lice can only survive for up to 48 hours without feeding, so simply isolate anything you buy for a couple of days. If there were lice, they’ll be long gone by the time your little one is ready to trick-or-treat.

Before moving on, we should also note that washing a costume won’t kill lice. While it will sanitize and clean it, lice are resilient and can hold their breath for up to two hours at a time. If you’re going to wash a costume before Halloween, we recommend doing it after you’ve set it aside for a few days.

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Don’t Swap Items

Whether you’re sending your child to school in a costume or you’re taking them trick-or-treating with their friends, be sure to discourage them from trying on others’ costumes. We know that it can be tempting for them to try on a scary mask or a cool wig, but it’s ultimately in everyone’s best interests to stay in costume throughout the night!

Get a Lice Inspection

If it turns out that your little one tried on someone else’s spooky attire, it’s always a good idea to have them checked for lice. After all, it’s likely that the item was shared with multiple people. Our Houston lice treatment center receives a lot of calls after Halloween, so we recommend booking yours as soon as possible!

Fast and Affordable Lice Removal In Houston

We hope that today’s entry will help you and your little one have a safe and fun-filled Halloween. If you’re looking for additional resources about lice and lice removal, we recommend looking through the rest of our blog.

We also know that lice can be scary, but they don’t have to ruin your Halloween or the holiday season. If you need a lice inspection or a lice removal appointment, then just fill out the form below or give Lice Treatment Solutions a call and we’ll be happy to help.

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