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First, dog lice don't live on people and people lice don't live on dogs. You may get one on you, but they can't survive without their natural host.
The life cycle of lice common to pets is fairly long. Eggs hatch at 7-14 days, nymphs stage is 9-22 days, and adults (egg layers) for 2-3 weeks. What that means is you have a longer span of time for reinfestation. The good news is they don't glue eggs to anything except the hair of their natural host, so it is easy to vaccum them up.
Vaccum, including the car. Clean collars, grooming equipment. Anything you can't clean, bag for 60 days to break the cycle - you want to plan on the longer of the life cycle. The clear trashbags are great because you can see what is in there and won't accidentally toss anything valuable. Lice are sensitive to heat, so hot water and a hot dryer are a must.
Just think of it as early Spring cleaning. Good luck.