What to Do When Your Kid Comes Home from Camp with Lice

There are tons of great things your kids come home with after a summer camp: new skills, great memories, treasured photos, and maybe lifelong friends. However, when they go pick up their kid or kids from an adventure, there’s one huge problem that no parent wants to welcome: head lice.

Because children at camp sleep in close quarters and tend to share hair products, clothes, helmets, and other items, they’re at higher risk than usual of becoming infected with lice. These little bugs need direct contact to travel from head to head, and summer camps are often a great breeding ground for such activity.

When your child walks through the door and starts complaining about an itchy head, here are the first steps you need to take.

 

  1. Determine if the problem is actually related to lice. Use a magnifying glass and comb to thoroughly check your child’s head. Their discomfort could be caused by something other than lice (including dandruff or an allergic reaction), so don’t panic and assume they have parasites on their scalp – until you spot them.
  2. Schedule an emergency lice removal appointment. Sure, you could dash to the store and pick up some over-the-counter treatment products, but those are significantly less effective than using a service with professional tools and killing agents.
  3. Wash all bedding and clothing they took to camp. You don’t want to risk letting any lice survive, so it’s best to take precautions and wash everything – and wash it in hot water.
  4. Let other parents know about the lice. Most likely, your child caught the lice from a close friend at camp. Therefore, it’s a good idea to let fellow parents know about the lice infestation, so if necessary they can get their kids in for treatment too.

 

Not sure where to turn for professional lice treatment? Contact Lice Lifters Treatment Centers.

The process begins in our comfortable environment. Using a specialized micro-grooved comb, a skilled technician will carefully remove all lice and nits. Next we apply our all-natural killing agent. Because this treatment is free of toxic chemicals, even kids with tender scalp or chemical sensitivities can benefit!

Lice Lifters also provides an at-home follow-up treatment to ensure that all lice are eradicated for good. Again, the solution is non-toxic and safe. Forget messing around with drugstore products – go straight to the removal source that actually works. One Quick Treatment. Done! Guaranteed.

To schedule an emergency removal appointment or consult with a lice technician, call Lice Lifters Treatment Centers today at 972-960-4858(Frisco).

Everything You Need to Know About Super Lice

If you’ve heard the term “super lice” floating around, don’t panic just yet. There’s quite a bit of misinformation out there about these buggers, so we’re here to clear things up and educate you on how to handle this specific type of head lice.

What Are Super Lice?

This particular strain of head lice has been reported in roughly half of the states in the country. Like regular lice, they are parasitic and feed off the blood found in people’s scalps, as well as eyelashes and eyebrows. They move from head to head via direct contact – despite their name, there’s no flying or jumping involved. They live for about a month, feeding and reproducing while they live on a host’s body.

How Are They Different from Other Kinds of Head Lice?

In many ways, super lice are almost identical to regular lice. They move from host to host the same way, live just as long, and need just as much blood to survive. However, there is one glaring difference between the two strains – super lice are extremely resistant to over-the-counter treatments. This can make them much more difficult to eradicate.

How Can They Be Treated?

Fortunately, there are ways to handle a super lice outbreak. You’ll need to turn to a professional service that uses heavy-duty lice removal products. For instance, Lice Lifters Treatment Centers utilizes an all-natural killing agent that’s devoid of toxic chemicals and completely safe to use on sensitive scalps. This all-natural treatment is still more effective than your average drugstore product, and can truly eradicate all lice and their eggs. The trained technicians also use a thorough comb-out method to snag those hidden super lice nits.

Additionally, Lice Lifters Treatment Centers provides you with an at-home follow-up treatment that guarantees the complete removal of all head lice. This can help you feel confident that you’re eradicating super lice in the safest, most thorough manner possible. One Quick Treatment. Done! Guaranteed.

To schedule an emergency removal appointment or speak to a super lice technician, call Lice Lifters Treatment Centers today at 972-960-4858 (Frisco).

Understanding the Life Cycle of a Head Louse

When people talk about a lice outbreak at school, there are many unanswered questions that start to circulate. For instance, what exactly do lice do? How long do they live? Can they leap from head to head?

To help combat misinformation and prepare parents for lice outbreaks, we’re going to talk about the life cycle of your average head louse, and how that affects people involved in outbreaks.

Stage 1: The Egg (or Nit)

This is the stage people seem to know the least about. Head lice begin as small eggs that are often quite difficult to spot. They become cemented on the scalp at the base of hairs, then take about a week to hatch. Because these little eggs are nestled so closely to the skin on a person’s scalp, they can be challenging to completely remove. That’s why a thorough comb-out is such a vital part of the lice removal process.

Stage 2: The Nymph

No, these nymphs aren’t mythical water spirits! A nymph is essentially the newly-hatched, immature version of an adult louse. When lice hatch, they emerge from their shells as nymphs – about the size of the head of a pin. As baby lice, they must still feed on blood. It will take roughly another week for them to achieve their full size and abilities.

Stage 3: The Adult

After two weeks of growing on a person’s head, lice become full-fledged adults. This means they are about the size of a small seed, like a sesame seed. They have six legs and light brown or gray-colored exteriors – and a hunger for human blood. They begin moving around the human head, laying more eggs and feeding on the scalp. This is what causes the itchy feeling, and is usually the first indication that a person has lice.

Even when lice become adults, they can only travel from head to head via direct contact. That means there is no leaping or flying involved. Furthermore, they only live for about a month, depending on how much direct access they have to blood.

Lice can be removed from a person’s head during any of these stages, so as soon as the first sign of an infestation is noted, call in professional aid immediately. Lice Lifters Treatment Centers employs an all-natural killing agent that’s free of toxic chemicals, and is extremely effective. The centers also give you an at-home follow-up treatment that ensures the lice are eradicated.

When you experience professional treatment from Lice Lifters, you can be confident that you’re eradicating the lice in the most effective and safest way. One Quick Treatment. Done! Guaranteed. To schedule an emergency removal appointment or speak with a lice technician, call Lice Lifters Treatment Centers today at 972-960-4858 (Frisco).