It’s that time again! School is back in session and lice are looking for hosts. Let’s separate fact from fiction and arm ourselves with the real scoop about these pesky parasites!
My children wash their hair every day – why did they get lice?
Head lice do not discriminate towards any socio-economic group or race and are not related to poor health or hygiene habits. In fact, there are between 6 and 12 million reported cases of head lice in the US every year. There is no need to be ashamed or embarrassed. You are not alone!
How are they transmitted?
Transmission usually occurs through direct head-to-head contact. Head lice can’t jump or fly, but they can crawl really fast.
Can they make my family sick?
Nope! Head lice do not transmit disease and they cannot live on your pets. They feed on human blood and must have a human host to survive. Head lice must feed every 3 – 4 hours. Most will die within 24 hours of being removed from the host.
Why do they come back so easily?
Because there is a stigma associated with head lice, many families will keep quiet about battling this parasite. So even if you have conquered your child’s lice infestation, your child’s playmate may not have yet. To end the cycle, you must clear your child’s circles. Tell everyone your child has been in contact with about the head lice so that the circle can be checked, cleared and closed.
How does my family get rid of them?
If your family comes into contact with these unpleasant little creatures, you may want to think twice before using drug store lice shampoo or prescription treatments. According to the latest research, lice are becoming increasingly resistant to traditional treatment methods.
Come see us! We’ve cured thousands of cases of lice safely, effectively, and efficiently in just one treatment – without the use of pesticides. We have free WIFI and private treatment rooms equipped with TVs for your comfort. Our playroom is stocked with books, movies, games and activities to keep the kids comfortable and occupied. Treatments are guaranteed for 30 days and we offer 90 days of free Head Checks.
Stop by or give us a call if you believe you or a family member has come into contact with lice. We’re here to make lice removal stress free for the whole family!
The Lice Place