Lastly, if the moment should come when you discover the dreaded things on your child, you have no option but to resort to this procedure: vacuum, bag, wash, comb, nitpick, inspect, repeat! Try to keep your composure. Yes, getting rid of an infestation of lice is a nasty, grueling, time-consuming, and irritating task. However, with the numbers increasing every year, chances are very good that your child will face an outbreak at some point or the other. Whether you're rich or poor, a cleanliness freak or a laissez-faire housekeeper, lice are coming. Be vigilant to make sure your child is not their next prey.