Lice love warm back-to-school weather. There are lice in every school, every day. That’s why getting your kids prepped for back to school is so important. In fact, they THRIVE in warm, humid conditions, which is why they prefer the nape of the neck and behind the ears to lay their eggs. Adding warm weather to that scenario increases the chances of bugs and eggs surviving. When more bugs survive, more eggs are laid. Since a female louse can lay up to several eggs a day, it is easy to see how things can quickly get out of control. Back to school is also a time when kids are together a lot, which increases hair-to-hair contact. Fall camps, sports, sleepovers, and vacations are all that makes this season so busy.
It is extremely important for parents to keep checking their children’s scalps as school starts back up. A weekly comb through and visual inspection is a great way to keep on top of things, as well as a weekly application of preventive products. Spraying pillows, sleeping bags, etc. with a preventive spray is a great way to keep the lice away. Spray neck and shoulders too before school, before going to the movies or sleepovers. Most parents already check for ticks and mosquito bites, so add lice to your list. If you feel you or your child have been exposed to lice at any time, do not hesitate to call us to make an appointment for a thorough head check. You will not visually be able to notice a brand new infestation, so it is important to have one of our professional technicians do a check. If lice are found, we can recommend one of our many treatment options. We have treatments for all budgets and infestation levels. Also, inform other parents if your child has come in contact with lice so that they can also have a chance at stopping it from becoming a full-blown infestation.
If lice infestations do occur, make sure to disinfect everything that can be cleaned, and do thorough head checks often. If you have any questions or need a head lice removal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Lice Clinics of America – Kent, Washington, which proudly serves Kent, Auburn, Maple Valley, and surrounding areas in Washington, we are here to help! Our heated removal process is the only guaranteed way to remove head lice in 1 quick, easy, and safe treatment, so your kids and family members can get back to the things they enjoy. Call us today to schedule an appointment at 253-499-3213!