lice prevention

Pre-Holiday Lice Prevention

This year’s holiday season is already beginning to look a little different for many of us. With a national pandemic at hand the holiday stress can really add up this year. Head lice is the last thing you need on your holiday list. Unfortunately, the spread of head lice tend to increase during the holiday season. With busy shopping crowds and more gatherings lice are in their prime. While distancing may help slow them this year, it’s still best to be aware. We’ve put together a pre-holiday lice prevention list to keep you lice free and ready for the holidays.

1. Know Your Facts

Knowing your lice facts from lice myths can help you stay prepared. For instance, knowing that lice crawl host to host and don’t jump or fly is important. Get familiar with lice terminology and know the difference between a nit and a louse. Lice can’t live long without a human host, and will die within 24-48 hours without one. Knowing this can help you clean infected areas and avoid where live lice may be. Knowing these simple facts can help you steer clear of infestations and protect yourself this season.

2. Know the Symptoms

It is important to know and be aware of all the signs of head lice. Most people know about the itching but aren’t aware itching often doesn’t occur for several weeks after the infestation happens. You could have lice for weeks if that’s the only sign you are looking for. Common signs of head lice include red bumps along the scalp and neck area and visible lice or nits close to the head. A tickling or moving feeling may occur in the hair as the lice move about. Nits may be found close to the scalp and will be tan to white in color and hard to remove. Lice like dark damp places and will often be found behind the ears, close to the scalp, and along the neckline. Know the signs and be aware of what to check for. You can check for lice by wetting the hair and running a fine comb through it. Use a flashlight to look through the hair.

3. Know What Spreads

There are some common ways lice spread that can be easily prevented. Head lice like mentioned above cannot fly and must crawl to spread. The most common way they spread is direct contact. Avoid coming in direct contact as much as possible. Be aware of whom you’re hugging or standing close to. Wear long hair up in tight hairstyles or hats to avoid it coming into contact with others long hair. Remind children to courteous of others while playing. Don’t share winter apparel like hats, scarves, and jackets that come in contact with hair. Avoid sharing other accessories that touch hair like brushes, barrettes, and headbands. Just as we should be cautious with the pandemic be cautious with head lice. Ask a head if anyone has had head lice lately and if so take proper precautions.

4. Know How to Get Rid of Lice

Even when we try our hardest, head lice can still happen. Head lice are tricky pests, and they can affect anyone at anytime. The good news is there is help out there. At Lice Clinics of America we specialize in helping with all things head lice related. We use our signature AirAlle device that uses heat to dehydrate and kill all lice and nits in the first treatment guaranteed! Our treatment is quick and leaves you lice free so you can get back to enjoying your holidays. Other treatments require several re-treatments to get rid of lice and have no guarantee. Our experts are here to get you back to being lice free today! For more information on our AirAlle Treatments checkout how they work here.

Our experts are here to help keep your holidays happy and lice free. For any questions on holiday lice prevention or head lice in general we are here!

If you have any questions or need a head lice removal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Lice Clinics of America – West Palm & Stuart which proudly service Treasure Coast, Palm City, and surrounding areas, we are here to help! Our heated removal process guarantees to remove head lice in 1 quick and safe treatment! Let your kids and family members get back to the things they enjoy! Call us today to schedule an appointment at (833) END-LICE !

Back to School – Keep Stuart, Wellington, and Jupiter, FL Lice Free

If you have a child(ren) headed back to school soon in Stuart, Wellington, or Jupiter, FL, you will want to add ‘check my child’s head’ to your back to school to-do list. Having your child’s head checked by a trained professional for head lice before they go back to school will save you time and money.

Smiling lice removal technicians wearing bright green scrubs

Lice Clinics of America in West Palm Beach and Stuart, FL recommends getting your child’s head checked for lice by a trained professional a couple weeks before school starts because children are the ones most susceptible to getting lice in the first place. Back to school means your child(ren) will be amongst a lot more children and more often than during the summer. It is these close encounters that make spreading lice a lot easier, as 97% of head lice cases are spread by head to head contact. Additionally, according to the FDA 6 to 12 million children in the US are infested with head lice each year. Make sure your child(ren) isn’t a part of these itchy statistics.

If your child does test positive for lice you will have enough time to effectively get rid of the lice before school even starts with our 3-step process, including our exclusive warm air technology which is 99%+ effective in killing both lice and their eggs. We would hate for you to waste your time and money on systems that don’t work. Traditional drug store products no longer work because Super Lice have adapted and are pesticide resistant. We have performed over 200,000 treatments with less than a 1% re-treatment rate–our system works.

Before your child(ren) starts school this fall in Stuart, Wellington, or Jupiter, FL do yourself, your child(ren), and other classmates a favor to get their head checked for lice. It will put your mind at ease if they don’t have it and you, as well as, everyone else around you will be extremely thankful if you did catch the head lice in time!