Adults and nymphs are only able to survive for 2-3 days off the host in optimal conditions.

Under normal circumstances however this is more likely to be measured in hours rather than days as the adult louse is highly susceptible to dehydration and will quickly starve.

Eggs can survive away from the host for up to 7 days but will not hatch without the warmth of a human host.

Wash wetsuits in soapy warm water and then leave to dry for about 7 days. Do not allow the wetsuits to be worn until the week is over.

With this in mind it is fairly obvious that compulsive cleaning is totally unnecessary.

It is more important to make sure there is no live lice on the head rather than on the wetsuits

Feel free to read any of the articles at the following website for more information.

Good Luck.

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