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How To Control Lice in a Survival Situation
No one likes to think about lice, let alone talk or read about it. The truth is that in a survival situation, there will be a much higher chance of an infestation. With the lack of running water, proper sewage, and bad hygiene, extra steps will need to be taken to keep these pests at bay. Controlling lice in a SHTF situation is possible with some prior planning and general understanding about them.
Even in our civilized and modern country, anyone with school age children knows that lice happens. While it’s a royal pain to have to do all the washing, not to mention treatments on the kids, overall we have it pretty easy. It’s a problem that can be dealt with in a week or less. When conditions are less than ideal for us though, they are perfect for lice to take up residence. When you can’t just head down to the local drug or grocery store to get a bottle of treatment, it can be harder to get things under control.
Other than keeping some treatments on hand all the time, there are some natural treatments that will help control and eradicate the problem. Before we had bottles and packages, we had things like peppermint and neem oil. Understanding how these things work to combat the nasty little buggers will help ease the misery lice can bring.