Bernadette's Lice Removal Center of Rhode Island
Lice Prevention


 Teach your child not to share certain things with others:

  • Hats and sports helmets
  • Combs/brushes/hair accessories
  • Clothes
  • Pillows and blankets
  • Headphones

Check your child’s head periodically, especially if you see them itching.
Be especially vigilant after sleepovers and after having been at camp.


  • Bedding- pillows, sheets, and blankets should be placed in dryer at high  heat for 45 minutes 
  • Recently worn clothing, coats, hats, and headbands should be washed and then placed in dryer at high heat for 45 minutes
  • Hair Accessories- sterilize by boiling or by placing on top rack of dishwasher 
  • Rugs and couches- vacuum thoroughly and spray all non-wooded surfaces liberally with Bernadette's Absolute Clear Household Spray
  • Objects that are non-washable or too large to be placed in dryer can be sealed in plastic garbage bags for one week or they can be sprayed with Bernadette's Absolute Clear Household Spray
  • Car and car seats- spray with Bernadette's Absolute Clear Household Spray. If leather or vinyl, there is no need to spray
  • Pets- while it is safe to use Bernadette's Absolute Clear Head Lice Spray on cats and dogs, it is not necessary since these animals do not carry or transmit human lice.