Lice Sprays for Furniture,
Lice Bombs &
Foggers for Lice

Lice sprays vs. bug bombs vs. foggers for lice. Learn what to use on your furniture for lice. 


What should I do to get lice out of my home? Should I use lice sprays that come in the kit or is it better to use a bug bomb or bug fogger for lice?

person spraying lice spray

Answer from a Lice Expert:

After spending hours treating your child with lice the last thing you want is to get it back from your home!


Before getting into this article, you should know that there is a FREE, all-inclusive LICE CLEANING CHECKLIST available for you to take with you from room to room and it covers how to clean everything in your house for head lice.


In this article let's dive specifically into lice sprays, bug bombs and foggers for lice.

Let me introduce myself...

Lice nurse helping others

Hi there! I'm a lice expert, lice coach, Registered Nurse, and the creator of My Lice Advice. I help people with lice every day in my lice treatment center, in school districts, and in government work. But the thing I love the most is empowering parents to get rid of head lice in ONE DAY at home! 

You can eliminate lice in one day using the same proven professional technique I use in my lice center on your child. Follow along with the Step-by-Step Video System, and when you're done with the videos you're done with lice. PERMANENTLY!

Lice Sprays vs Bug Bombs vs Foggers

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Why Is It So Hard to Get Rid of Lice?

Now that you know what you're looking for I want to talk briefly about your biggest worry (that your child actually has lice) and the question I get asked by parents around the world that have been battling lice….

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Lice bugs are immune!

Parents around the world are all asking me the same question…. "Why is it so much harder to get rid of lice now?"

Lice have become immune to everything that used to work in the past. Perhaps you remember your mom using a typical lice treatment or mayonnaise and that doing the trick. The new strain of head lice is no longer killed by those treatments, that’s why lice today are termed by people, “super lice,” because they are immune to those treatments. 

I’ve cured thousands of people of lice in my lice center and let me tell you, I don't do it with over-the-counter lice treatments. 

magnifying glass looking at lice eggs and nits in brown hair

Lice eggs hatch!

Most people struggle with lice because they focus all of their attention on killing lice bugs and not enough attention on GETTING RID OF LICE!

If you want to get rid of lice you have to address all 3 of the problems of lice:

  1. Lice Bugs
  2. Lice Eggs
  3. Getting Lice Back

The best way to get rid of lice is to tackle all 3 of these problems at the same time, which is what I teach in my step-by-step video system.

So, if you discover your child HAS lice, don't panic. Just head over to the video system. Follow along with the videos and you'll be done with lice by the end of the day.

lice bug under a magnifying glass

How long can lice live on furniture? 

grey couch infested with lice

Generally, lice stick solely to the head; they don’t hang out on your furniture waiting to crawl on you. Lice must frequently feed on your blood to survive (I know...gross, right?). Their stubby, clawed legs are designed to move well in hair and hold on as if their life depended on it (because it does). 

If by chance, lice do fall off your head and onto your furniture, they will not live long. Without feeding (on you), lice dehydrate and die. In warm-dry climates, lice die within 12-24 hours off the head. However, in precise temperatures, the longest lice can survive is two days (48 hours). 

Should I use lice sprays on my furniture?

the word no

Do not waste your time, money, or health on pesticide lice sprays. If you have tried a bunch of pesticide treatments that have failed, you are not alone, and it’s not your fault. The latest stats say that most parents that use over-the-counter kits still have lice even after multiple treatments!

Just like pesticides are an ineffective treatment on the head, they are even more worthless when sprayed in the air or on your couches.

Additionally, they are EXTREMELY toxic and dangerous to you, your children, and your pets. If they actually killed lice, maybe you could rationalize the risk of breathing problems, sickness, or even cancer, but they don’t actually kill lice! The chemicals in lice sprays and bombs are the same pesticides that 98% of lice are resistant to, so you end up just spraying poison all over your furniture for no reason.


Over 98% of lice have some immunity to pesticides!

lice fogger being sprayed in the air

Are lice bombs or foggers effective?

the word no

Lice bombs and foggers use the same types of pesticides as lice spray. They are no longer effective because lice have grown immune to those pesticides.

flea bomb being used to irradicate lice

What about using flea bombs for head lice?

the word no

Fleas and lice are entirely different bugs. Treating lice with a flea bomb will not get rid of lice. Fleas infest a house, while lice infest a person. When fleas lay eggs, they fall into the carpet and hatch, whereas lice eggs are glued on a human head and hatch on a human head, not on a rug. 

When it comes to treating fleas you should focus a lot of energy on cleaning your home and your carpet. Whereas with lice, you really need to focus on getting all of the lice eggs out of the hair.

hand on carpet, presumably infested with head lice

Does lice spray or bombing kill lice in the carpet?

the word no

No. In multiple studies, the pesticides found in lice sprays and bombs were not effective at killing lice.

The best thing to clean your carpets is to vacuum them. Then after you vacuum empty it into an outdoor trash receptacle. 

a mattress presumably with lice is placed outside to clean or spray for lice

Should I spray my mattress for lice?

the word no

Pesticide sprays should not be used on beds, because they do not kill lice and they are very toxic. You should be especially cautious of spraying them somewhere you sleep every night. The best thing you can do for your mattress is to vacuum it or use a sticky tape lint roller to clean it.

lice spray presumably being used for furniture

The Best Lice Sprays for Furniture

Unfortunately, most lice sprays on the market today are pesticides that are no longer effective at killing lice on the head or furniture. Multiple scientific studies have shown that the majority of lice in the US are resistant to the pesticides in lice sprays.

Additionally, pesticide sprays are EXTREMELY toxic and dangerous to you, your children, and your pets. If they killed lice, then maybe you could rationalize the risk of breathing problems, and cancer, but they don’t kill lice! 

If you are anxious to spray something on your furniture then go for lice-repelling scents  such a tea tree oil, peppermint and lavender. To be clear these things do not kill lice, but lice don't like the scent of them, so they typically stay away from them.

If you want to buy a lice-repelling spray for your furniture I'd recommend something like this spray on Amazon. (FYI- I am an amazon affiliate, so I receive a small commission on purchases)

How to Clean Furniture and Mattress Without Lice Spray

You DO NOT need a spray to get lice out of your home; all you need to know is what to clean and how to clean it. Grab the free LICE CLEANING CHECKLIST and take it with you from room to room. It covers everything you need to clean in each room of your house. Here are just 3 basics of cleaning after lice:

  • First, place items like pillows, bedding, and clothes in the dryer on high heat for 40 minutes.
  • Second, bag up items that can not be placed in the dryer to keep them away from humans for 48 hours (you do not need to seal the bag).
  • Third, vacuum, or clean with a lint roller, items that can not be put in the dryer or bagged, such as couches and rugs.

Click here to go to the complete article and see the checklist that covers everything you need to do to clean your couches, brushes, car seats, and more.

Lice Sprays, Lice Kits & The Never-Ending Cycle

Most people that use lice sprays and lice kits get caught in the horrible "Never-Ending Cycle of Lice"

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First- You Have Lice

lice eggs, baby lice, and adult lice with arrows labeling them

When you first discover lice you have adult lice bugs, baby lice bugs, and lice eggs (also known as nits)

You Think You've Gotten Rid of It.

arrows pointing to lice eggs left in hair

After using an over-the-counter treatment or a home remedy, people think they've taken care of the problem because they aren't finding lice bugs for a while.

But the bigger problem is the lice eggs that are left in the hair. Lice kits and home remedies don't kill eggs, and each of those little lice eggs has a bug inside just waiting to hatch and re-infest your child again.

Then- Those Eggs HATCH!

baby lice bugs with arrows labeling them

Just like lice eggs are tiny, when lice first hatch they are teeny-tiny. In fact, they are almost invisible to the naked eye! So, it typically takes a few weeks for them to grow big enough for you to see them.

And by the time you notice your head is infested all over again!

And Lice Is Back Again!

full lice infestation representation with lice eggs, baby lice bugs, and adult lice bugs

How to Avoid the Never-Ending Cycle

If you want to avoid this never-ending cycle and get rid of lice fast then check out my Step-by-Step Video System. Follow along with the videos and you can be completely done with lice in ONE DAY, no retreatments necessary.

How to be lice-free by the end of the day...



Get rid of lice the same way the experts do. Your personal lice coach walks you through each step of doing a professional lice treatment at home in a series of videos.



Follow along with the videos on your child in your home. No lice kits or toxic chemicals involved!



When you're done with the videos, you're done with lice. And it's gone permanently!

Summing It Up…

Pesticide sprays, bug bombs, and foggers are not effective at killing lice. Almost all lice are resistant to the most common lice sprays on the market.

The most important thing about getting rid of lice isn’t cleaning inanimate objects--it’s making sure you’ve gotten rid of lice! If you want to get rid of lice quickly then follow along with my Step-by-Step Video System and get rid of it in ONE DAY.

All the best,

lice expert

Theresa is a Registered Nurse and lice expert with years of experience curing children of lice. She owns a lice treatment center in the US which is where she perfected the Step-by-Step Video System proven to get rid of lice. She also works with government agencies and schools helping those with the worst head lice cases in America.

Her greatest passion is empowering parents by teaching parents online how to do a professional lice treatment on their child at home. She is the Lice Coach for the My Lice Advice Step-by-Step Video System.

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