While many often perceive head lice to
be a menace, it is worth noting that they
are not as a result of poor hygiene or
dirty hair but rather due to head- tohead contact with an infected person.
Similarly, sharing of infested items such
as scarves, coats, hats, combs, towels
and hair accessories as well as using
beddings, pillows and resting one’s head
on a couch, bed or rug used by someone
with head lice is a way of getting head
Head lice removal in Toronto normally
begins with detecting that one has head
lice. Head lice detection often begins with
the symptoms which include extreme
itching of the scalp, feelings of things
crawling on one’s scalp and scalp sores
caused by scratching of the scalp.
Upon detection of head lice, the residents
of Toronto usually contact a health care
provider who essentially checks the hair
that is close to the scalp for lice and nit
and runs a fine toothed lice detection
comb through one’s hair; from the scalp
to the tips in a bid to get hold of lice and
nits. Once it is certain that an individual
has head lice, treatment and removal of
the same begins.
Methods of head lice removal in
As mentioned earlier, head lice
removal in Toronto begins with
detection upon which a positive detection
results in putting down measures to
remove the head lice.
The removal of head lice is usually done
using either a fine toothed flea comb or
lice comb; sold in most pet shops and
pharmacies in Toronto.
Olive oil is applied to the infested
person’s hair prior to combing it. The
olive oil essentially helps lice and nits to
get attached to the comb during combing
of the hair. For best results, the hair is
often combed from the scalp right to the
tips in portions. The combing is done
once every two to three days till there is
no more trace of lice and nits.
After removal of head lice, most
residents in Toronto often turn to ridding
their homes of lice, this is done through:
Dry cleaning of clothes, towels and
Washing beddings, towels and clothes in
hot water with temperatures of above
130 degrees and drying them in high
Once the clothes are washed, they are
normally sealed in plastic bags for a
period of two weeks.
Soaking combs, hair brushes and
accessories in hot water (with
temperatures of above 130 degrees) for
about 15 minutes.
Vacuuming floors and any upholstered
While it is relatively hard to prevent head
lice infestations, most Toronto residents
have opted to regularly check their
children’s as well as their own hair in a
bid to deal with the menace.