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Potential Environmental and Health Impacts of
Management Alternatives for: Head lice

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Management tactics on this page are those discussed in the Pest Notes series, published by the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UCIPM). Information on this page alone is not sufficient for making pest management decisions. For detailed management recommendations, see the associated UCIPM Pest Note. Each tactic is also linked back to the appropriate Pest Note section.

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Management practices from UCIPM Pest Notes
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Fact sheets on toxicity:
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Factors that could reduce exposure
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ExToxNet Profile U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet NPIC Fact Sheet General NPIC Fact Sheet Technical No PesticidesRrequired Gel or Paste for Crevice Treatment Available as Bait Available as Trap Regulatory Status

  Treatment practices

Products Metal head louse comb wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Cut hair wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Wash clothing and bedding wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Clean personal items wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Freeze personal items wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Vacuum carpets and upholstery wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Coconut oil shampoos wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Olive oil shampoos wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Permethrin shampoos wedge more... EXTOXNET PIP - PERMETHRIN U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet NPIC Fact Sheet - General           Regulatory status
Products Pyrethrin shampoos wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet             Regulatory status
POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF NOT TREATING - What's this?
Itching is caused by an allergic reaction to the bites, and can cause irritability.
Sores on the head caused by scratching can sometimes become infected, leading to impetigo, furunculosis, or excema.

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