Head lice are a common problem especially among kids under 12. They are easily spread between children and once your child is infected, it is not easy to get rid of these parasites. Furniture is one of the most commonly overlooked areas and you should know some tips in order to kill the head lice.
For beginning remove any pillows and stuffed animals from your soft fabric furniture. You can place them in a garbage bags. After that seal tightly the garbage bags. Make sure that the pillows and the stuffed animals will remain sealed for at least 10 days before you place them again on your pieces of furniture.
Furniture specialists such as Ikea delivery experts advise you to vacuum your furniture thoroughly with a fresh carpet bag. Do your best to get into all cracks and crevices of your furniture. You can use a special attachment for upholstery to vacuum the sides and back of your sofa and mattresses. When you are ready immediately empty the vacuum cleaner bag and place it into an airtight plastic bag. Then you should seal it carefully and put it in the trash.
Another thing you can do is to clean your furniture with a handheld upholstery machine. Follow your machine’s instructions and use hot water or steam if this is possible. The steam will help you to get rid of any nits that are remaining after vacuuming.
Another thing you can do is to keep the infected person from sitting on the furniture until her/his hair is completely cleaned from nits. You do not want to have another infestation when you have just finished with the cleaning. Also you can place a vinyl cover over the pillow of your child. Wipe it clean with warm soapy water when she/he awakes in order to keep any nits from getting on the mattress again.
Furniture specialists such as Ikea delivery workers recommend to continue vacuuming your furniture items each day until there are no lice and nits left. And also avoid spraying your furniture with harsh chemicals.