Tiny insects may be crawling inside the wigs, costumes and masks that your kids and everyone else are trying on at the store - searching for the spookiest look – YIKES!
Realizing that your kids may not be the first ones to be putting them on their heads, may give you a bit of a scare, even if the costumes do not. Take precaution when trying on Halloween costumes:
Wear something that contains all the hair (a shower/swim cap or other hat). Make sure it stays on the head while trying different costumes. Help your kids, if necessary. You’ll both be glad later…
- Place newly purchased headpieces or costumes in a sealed plastic bag for 48 hours. Lice cannot survive that long without feeding.
- If the costume allows it, place it in the dryer on high heat for 45 minutes. This will kill any live lice.
Halloween is a time of the year when head lice cases spike, and costumes definitely play a role. Lice can survive up to two days in costumes, wigs and other headpieces. They will happily latch onto your or your child’s hair, while you try on a new costume. They will start laying eggs, as they crawl on your or loved one’s head and <shriek> a new infestation is hatched. Wouldn’t it be nice if a candy a day would keep lice away?
If someone in your household does become infested with head lice, know that there is a safe solution. The LicemosisTM Anti-Lice Gel System will eliminate 100% of nits and lice that may have found their way to your family’s heads. A single 30-minute application will dissolve the glue that holds nits attached to your hair, and remove all nits and lice. Simple and pesticide and toxic-free.
There is nothing funny about these tiny creepy crawlers… definitely not dandy as candy, or slick as a trick. So let the goosebumps spread and the hairs stand up on Halloween, but don’t let lice fill your dreams.