WE AGREE! LICE ARE … GROSS! It’s horrifying to find lice in your child’s hair!
Head lice infest the head and neck and attach their eggs to the base of the hair shaft. Lice move by crawling; they cannot jump or fly.
The most common way to get head lice is by head-to-head contact with a person who already has head lice.
Such contact can be common among children during play at:
(e.g., sports, dance, gymnastics, playgrounds, camp, and slumber parties to name a few).
It is quite common for parents to spend hours treating head lice without solving the problem. At Licenders we are experts in lice and our heated air technology gets rid of lice and their nits in one treatment. That’s our promise!
Some studies suggest that girls get head lice more often than boys, probably due to more frequent head-to-head contact and long, swingy hair.
Two lice viewed under an electron microscope. Note: Their claws are used to grasp onto individual hairs. (Photo Credit: CDC)
Contrary to what you might suspect, lice are not attracted to dirty hair. In fact, nothing makes a louse happier than nice, clean hair.
Lice do not jump, hop, or fly – the only way they move is by crawling. They are transported on belongings such as combs, brushes, towels, beds, couches, pillows, carpet, stuffed animals, hats, coats, sports helmets, and clothing. Also, when they play together in very close surroundings, lice can often move from child to child. Even taking a selfie gives a louse a perfect opportunity to travel from head to head!
School settings are the perfect environment for head lice to transfer from child to child.
With early detection, you can reduce the chances that an infestation will occur at your school. Screenings should be performed at the start of the school year, and after major vacation breaks.
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