Back to School Lice Checks: Should You DIY?

Child getting checked for head lice. Lice Lifters Treatment Centers, Dallas, Texas
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The beginning of a school year is an exciting time for your child. A new class, a new teacher, new friends, and new opportunities to learn. For parents, it is just as exciting to watch them thrive and enjoy their time at school. However, the school year comes with a few downsides. It is much easier for germs to spread and for children to get sick in such a large group setting. Beyond your typical illness, there is an even more inconvenient pest that can make its way around a class in no time at all – head lice. If you have ever dealt with head lice, you know that it is no walk in the park to treat. You have probably heard of, and may have even utilized, over-the-counter lice treatments – but do they really work? Do you know how to properly check your child’s head for lice? Learn more about back-to-school lice checks and whether or not you should leave this task to the pros.

You Should Always Do Routine Checks

Always act quickly when it comes to a possible lice infestation. But better yet, be proactive. When your child gets home from school, make an effort to comb your child’s hair and look closely for any possible nits (lice eggs) or the tiny insects themselves. What can be tricky about lice is that everyone thinks a typical indicator is an incredibly itchy head and scalp. But, only 50% of people with a head lice infestation will experience itchiness. Your child could easily be one of those cases, so it is best to check routinely rather than waiting for symptoms to appear.

Over-The-Counter: Yes or No?

Over-the-counter treatments contain harsh pesticides, which can be problematic, especially for youngsters. They can easily burn scalps, and can be extremely uncomfortable when left on for any duration of time. Some of these treatments can be up to four times the strength of an intensive insect repellant. On top of that, lice have developed a resistance to many of the properties in these OTC treatments, so your child may receive a large amount of chemical exposure for ultimately nothing.

All-Natural, Comprehensive Lice Removal

Effective lice treatment takes painstaking, layer-by-layer combing out of nits and adult head lice. This alone is reason to see a professional; at Lice Lifters, we use a micro-grooved comb that is specially designed to remove any traces of lice and nits. It will catch every strand, which is part of the reason we can say that we are a one-time visit to a guaranteed lice-free head, if you keep up with our home instructions. Our proprietary treatment solution is 100% pesticide-free, will kill lice at all growth stages, and is not at all irritating.

Make an Appointment Today

Perhaps we are a little partial, but we stand by what we do, and we know that our lice treatment is much better than any over-the-counter treatment you can buy. At Lice Lifters, we do not need pesticides to kill all lice at the source and end your problem right then and there. We know firsthand that it is necessary to comb out lice-infested hair meticulously, and someone who has never done that before might inadvertently miss a section. This is why for lice treatment, it is best not to go DIY. Schedule an appointment today by calling Lice Lifters in Frisco at 972-805-1308. We also offer mobile lice treatment service.