Will extreme heat in a camp trailer kill lice?

Question

After a camping trip, a child was found to have lice. If any lice was still in the camper, would they survive the extreme heat of the camper being stored for a week in the southern Arizona heat?

Answer

Although it is likely that closing up the trailer for that amount of time in extreme heat would probably kill anything inside, we cannot be sure. Therefore, we'd recommend waiting the suggested 14 days a nit can survive off of the human head.

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