What is the actual cost of a head lice infestation in your home? First consider the time it takes to fight an infestation of your own lice. Not only are hair treatments, daily combing and picking and delousing time-consuming homes, but they are often ineffective and have to be repeated at a time for months. Managing a lice infestation on your own, too, is very difficult.
When you weigh the cost of failed drugstore medications, followed by costly prescription medication, household substitute goods, and lost income from missing working days, you're looking at spending over $800 – with no guarantee that the infestation will be gone at this point! Some of the costs of battling your own infestation of lice include exposing you and your family to poisonous chemicals and pesticides, heat, anxiety and lack of sleep.