How This Head Lice Mobile Treatment Service Is Changing the Industry
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This past year, we at Lice Lifters Treatment Centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area launched a groundbreaking new service in the field of head lice removal. Although the concept of offering mobile services is not new, what’s special about this innovation from Lice Lifters is that we can now treat lice cases in children across a larger service area than ever before.

Here is how our head lice mobile treatment service is changing the industry one comb out at a time.

More Children Than Ever Have Access to Treatment

Young children in the earliest grade levels are the top age group to be affected by lice infestations. Still, we offer our high-quality services to people of any age. With this new mobile lice removal service, we can now serve head lice sufferers in a 50-mile radius. People who have never dealt with lice of any kind, especially parents, often feel at a loss as to what their next steps should be. That’s where we come in!

Treatment Brought Right to Your Door

Because we often treat little kids that are in the early grade levels, we are accustomed to them being fearful after finding out that there are tiny bugs on them! Why add to that apprehension by bringing them to a brand new place when we can treat them in the comfort of their own home?

You can call us and we will come to any property within a 50-mile radius of our Frisco location, including Highland Park, University Park, Addison, Bluffview, Northwest Dallas and Far North Dallas. That goes for adults, too! If you are embarrassed, we want to offer you the total comfort and peace that comes with not having to leave your house.

The Lice Lifters Treatment Centers Difference – and Guarantee!

What sets us apart from other lice treatment centers is the fact that we have a total guarantee that you can trust our treatments and their effectiveness. Over-the-counter products contain heavy chemicals and pesticides that do not need to be anywhere near your child’s scalp. That’s why we use a proprietary all-natural product and will perform our thorough comb out before applying it.

We promise you that we have full confidence in our product, and if you or your child is treated for lice, you will not have to call us again! We offer fast results and can come straight to your door for your treatment. Schedule your mobile service with Lice Lifters Treatment Centers by calling 972-805-1308.

Can You Prevent Head Lice?

Prevent the spread of head lice by taking precautions early.
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Dealing with head lice is troublesome. For those who have never experienced the discomfort of head lice, the newfound sensation of bugs crawling on the scalp can be overwhelming. For those who have previously dealt with a lice infestation, promises are often made to never let it happen again. It does, though. Head lice spread far too easily due to numerous factors, such as the rise of super lice or lack of effective treatments. Thankfully, you can take steps to prevent head lice. By taking such precautions, you can prevent head lice from affecting your children or family for the foreseeable future.

Lice Prevention Tips

Typically, lice spread via children more often than in adults. The primary reason for this is because children tend to be in proximity to others more often throughout the day. Both in the classroom and on the playground, kids often have head-to-head contact more frequently than an adult in an office setting, for example. As such, ensuring children understand boundaries and how to avoid & prevent head lice can be critical. Many may not understand head lice completely, though, which can add to the issue.

Here are a few lice prevention tips to cut down on head lice infestations:

  1. Avoid sharing head-related objects.
    If you would like to significantly reduce the risk of head lice, ensure you and your children do not share head-touching objects too often with others. Such items may include combs, brushes, hair clips, scarves, towels, headsets, and hats.
  2. Minimize contact
    When children play, they typically put their head too close to others. If another child has head lice, this proximity may lead to the spread of lice. Unfortunately, few children want to avoid playing with their friends. Instead, ask your kids to abstain from playing with a child who has head lice until the issue is resolved.
  3. Separate Belongings
    In most classrooms, and even at home, there are shared spaces for hats, jackets, and scarves during the day. These spaces, while convenient, are breeding grounds for head lice. Consider having your child keep their personal belongings away from common areas for a time. To be completely safe, even adults should consider doing the same.

Preventing Head Lice Spread

If your child does wind up with head lice, here are a few tips to help get rid of the bugs and prevent the further spread of lice:

  • Remove any and all nits from the scalp. Missing a few nits is a sure way to keep lice going for quite some time as they will eventually hatch and grow into adult lice.
  • Do not hesitate to warn others, especially other parents. Ensure the parents of your children’s friends also check their own kids for head lice.

Children who are suffering from a head lice infestation deserve prompt treatment. Schedule professional head lice treatment with Lice Lifters in Frisco by calling 972-805-1308. We’re here each day for your family!

Does Coconut Oil Work Against Lice?

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Thanks to the prevalence of blogs online, do-it-yourself solutions and home remedies have become increasingly more common when it comes to head lice treatment. Many parents wish to save money while ridding their children or home of head lice. Unfortunately, despite what you may have read online, most of these natural home remedies fail to solve any sort of head lice infestation. The newest method: coconut oil. Is coconut oil effective at combating head lice? Let’s dive into the home remedy further together and determine whether coconut oil is worth your time or not.

Coconut Oil for Lice

If you have ever had the misfortune of dealing with head lice, then you already know there are numerous home remedies touted online. From extreme heat to mayonnaise, these methods are said to work miracles, according to bloggers. These are not professionals, though. Many have ulterior motives, such as getting you to buy into their product line or sign up for a monthly newsletter with special offerings. The reality is that nothing but professional treatment is fully effective at stopping head lice.

That’s not to say coconut oil is completely useless. The majority of head lice can hold their breath for four or more hours. As such, adult head lice will not die in coconut oil. However, the viscosity of coconut oil does make combing out adult lice much easier. The lice become sticky and slow in the mixture, and do not move as quickly to hide. As such, when performing a home comb out, a little coconut oil around the scalp can make the task easier. Do not expect coconut oil to stop a head lice infestation, though, as it simply won’t happen.

Risks of Coconut Oil

Believe it or not, there are risks associated with the use of coconut oil to treat head lice. There is a low chance that you or your child may have an allergic reaction to the coconut oil. As such, it is highly recommended that, before applying any amount of coconut oil to the scalp, you test a little on the arm or leg beforehand. If the coconut oil triggers an allergic reaction, avoid using it on the head whatsoever.

Trust Lice Lifters for Guaranteed Head Lice Treatment

Overall, coconut oil is okay at slowing down head lice for a comb-out, however, it is not a proven home remedy. The only surefire method to stop head lice is via professional head lice treatment. The experts at Lice Lifters use non-toxic treatment solutions and proven techniques to rid the scalp of head lice once and for all. These methods are guaranteed to work with just one treatment. There are no in-office follow-up appointments, no messy oils to apply, and no guesswork involved.

If you need to schedule prompt head lice treatment, contact Lice Lifters at our Frisco location by calling at 972-805-1308. No other lice treatment works as effectively or safely as our tried and true methods!

Can Head Lice Cause Hives?

Intense itching from head lice can often lead to hives and other skin conditions.
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Head lice are becoming increasingly more common throughout the country. On average, there are between 6 and 12 million reported cases of head lice infestations in the United States. These numbers are rising consistently each year. With so many head lice being passed around, more and more adults are becoming worried about their children. Are head lice causing hives? This is one example that worries parents. To answer that question; yes, head lice can cause hives, rashes, eczema, and other skin conditions. Head lice are troublesome and can certainly cause plenty of annoyance over time.

Head Lice Infestation Causing Hives

Lice are miniature. Despite their small stature, head lice are known to cause quite the stir. In children who have never experienced head lice, the irritation and constant itch can be quite troublesome and often confusing. Many head lice infestations lead to intense itching, which is often localized behind the ears and at the base of the hairline. The constant itch, stemming from the bite of the lice, then leads to sores forming, which may become infected with bacteria.

Furthermore, an extended head lice infestation – one not handled properly – will often lead to intense scratch marks, hives, eczema, and rashes along the shoulders and hairline. As clothing rubs against these regions and the itching continues, the situation will only worsen, which is when we recommend lice removal services.

Know Your Head Lice

To properly combat head lice, you must know your enemy. You now know that head lice infestations can lead to hives. Here are some common facts to educate yourself on head lice:

  • Head lice feed on blood from the scalp and die without a host.
  • Head lice cannot survive for longer than 48 hours at room temperature without a host.
  • Head lice undergo gradual metamorphosis through three stages: eggs (nits), nymphs, and adults.
  • It takes 7-10 days for a nymph to hatch.

How Head Lice Spread

If you are worried about hives, then catching head lice early is critical. First, let’s discuss how head lice spread, though. Most commonly, head lice spread via direct head-to-head contact, which is why children are more frequently infected with head lice than adults. Children often receive head lice while sharing clothing, hats, and scarves, or while on the playground, at a sleepover, or at camp.

Once head lice have firmly gained ground on the scalp, they begin to feed and lay eggs on the hair follicles. From here, it is a vicious cycle of itching and new nymphs hatching. Your child may be fearful of the entire ordeal. An itchy scalp and bugs? That sounds bad. Add in hives to the equation and you have a troubling ordeal that is bad enough for adults, but likely worse for our kids.

From the very moment you spot head lice, schedule an appointment with Lice Lifters at our Frisco location. We provide a welcoming, comforting environment for children suffering from head lice. Schedule professional lice treatment by calling 972-805-1308. We are here for your family in this trying time!

Is Hot Air Effective Against Head Lice?

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There are currently an estimated 6 to 12 million cases of head lice throughout the country. While quite an enormous gap, these millions of cases are not be ignored either. The number of cases is on the rise each year. Lice are becoming resistant to chemical medications and shampoos. Only professional treatment truly stands a chance. However, in recent years, hot air has made waves as a lice treatment solution. Does it work? Can hot air effectively kill head lice and treat an infestation? Well, let us dive in and take a look. The only surefire solution, though, is professional head lice treatment.

Hot Air Lice Treatment Studies

Of course, whenever a brand new lice treatment solution hits the market, everyone wants to study the results and understand how the procedure works. For hot air, multiple studies in the past few years have shown that the right amount and temperature can kill head lice and eggs in just five minutes. In that time, the scalp must be exposed to temperatures between 122-degrees Fahrenheit to 131-degrees Fahrenheit.

One study focuses on schoolchildren, aged six or older, with head lice. Live lice and many eggs were combed out and collected. Each child was then treated with varying degrees of hot air treatments. Then, the eggs and lice were combed out once more. The treatment took around 30 minutes to complete. The result? The hot air was able to kill many lice and eggs, however, not all. Many children still had a high probability of re-infestation, so It is certainly not a guaranteed solution.

Professional Head Lice Treatment

As mentioned previously, the only surefire method to stop head lice in their tracks is to either combine a hot air treatment with professional head lice treatment or to simply undergo professional treatment alone. You have options.

When it comes to professional head lice treatment, experts today, such as those at Lice Lifters, utilize safe, non-harmful treatment options. Today’s head lice are quite resistant to the common chemicals found in so many over-the-counter medications. Furthermore, such “medication” does not solve the problem in any case. Most tend to cause intense rashes, headaches, and fever in children. The skin irritation alone is not worth the trouble. Beyond that, you still have head lice.

The best option is professional head lice treatment appointment. You will require a follow-up at-home treatment to ensure the head lice do not return, nor do any eggs hatch and cause further troubles.

For professional head lice treatment that is guaranteed to treat the problem, consider Lice Lifters in Frisco. We can have you in and out of our office promptly, free of head lice and of an itchy scalp. No more discomfort, no more bugs, just a simple, all-natural solution. Schedule an appointment with our lice experts by calling 972-805-1308. We are here for you, your family, and anyone who has endured head lice for too long!

How Contagious Are Head Lice in Adults?

Adults are susceptible to head lice just like children.
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When you think of head lice, it’s likely that you don’t think of a contagious virus being spread amongst the population. Most people simply imagine an itchy scalp and little else. That is because head lice are not contagious in the way we usually imagine – in fact, they are not easily spread whatsoever. It takes some real work to catch head lice from a coworker or friend. It happens, though. As an adult, what are you to do? Well, just like your children, you have the same options available, including professional head lice treatment and non-toxic solutions!

How Contagious Are Head Lice?

Yes, head lice are contagious. Not in the same way as the flu, though. In fact, head lice are currently rated as a ‘low contagion’ risk. The reason for such a low contagion risk is that head lice:

  • Cannot jump
  • Do not hop
  • Do not fly
  • Can only crawl

Head lice are only contagious if you come in direct contact with someone who has them. That means direct head-to-head contact with a coworker, family member, or friend. Your head must touch their head.

Still, indirect contact is a possibility, albeit less common. Indirect contact includes sharing a hat, scarf, or comb that has head lice in the fibers; any contaminated item, really. This is the primary reason why so many experts believe children are at an increased risk for head lice. They often share their clothing items rampantly or share bedding at a sleepover.

Head Lice in Adults

Head lice, known as pediculosis capitis, are known to cause itching along the scalp. The cause of this itching is the saliva within each bite, not the actual bug itself. When a head lice feasts on the scalp, their saliva causes an allergic reaction in the body. Then, the person experiences an itching, burning sensation that we cannot help but scratch.

Head lice affect people of all ages and races. Typically, women experience head lice more often than males. The reason for this is likely the volume of their hair. With more space to hide and crawl, head lice feel more at home on a woman’s scalp.

In adults, head lice tend to spread via children. As we mentioned before, kids are at an increased risk of head lice infestation due to their penchant for sharing and playing closely with other kids. Once kids are infected with head lice, adults either attempt to handle the issue themselves or do not realize the extent of the infestation. It then spreads to everyone in the house.

If you or anyone in your family has head lice, you will want to seek immediate professional help. You see, over-the-counter medications often fail to treat the problem and are usually full of chemicals that you don’t want on your or your family’s scalp.

Your best option is to seek out Lice Lifters. With one phone call, we can schedule a lice treatment appointment and have your scalp free of nits and pests for the foreseeable future. Give us a call at 972-805-1308! We serve Frisco and surrounding areas.

Over-the-Counter Lice Treatment, Yes or No?

Professional head lice treatment is the number one solution to tackle a head lice infestation.
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When your child comes home with that telltale itch, you know something is wrong. It could be head lice, or it could just be some dirt from their time at the playground. But if it’s the former, you may feel the need to panic. Hold on – take a deep breath, step back, and then act appropriately. It’s not the time to panic. Your first instinct may be to visit the drugstore in town for a quick solution. However, we promise that those over-the-counter lice treatment products do not work. There is no doubt that they fail to provide a prompt or effective solution. In fact, most just worsen the situation via the hard-to-pronounce chemicals within each bottle. Do yourself and your child a favor, and just avoid that path altogether.

Over-the-Counter Lice Treatments

Okay, let’s break down your typical over-the-counter lice treatment. Whether it’s prescription, store brand, or Nix, there are chemicals in each bottle. Pesticides, in fact. Such pesticides include Pyrethroids and Pyrethrins. These products do not work to treat head lice. Today’s head lice, which we often refer to as “super lice,” are resistant to such chemicals. You’re simply introducing a new, more harmful product to the scalp.

Furthermore, most over-the-counter lice treatment packages come with a comb, correct? Well, we hate to break it to you, but the comb fails in every way. The teeth of the comb are too far apart, making it quite ineffective at removing head lice. You may snag a few here and there, but overall, it’s not worth your time.

So, why not use pesticides? Well, pesticides are directly linked to cancer, seizures, autoimmune disease, and behavioral problems. If your child is already itching, you do not want to risk introducing another problem to the situation. The itch is likely bad enough.

Effective Lice Treatment

There are nearly 12 million cases of head lice reported each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A quick trip to the drugstore is not enough to handle the “super lice” of today, which make up 95 percent of all reported cases.

Instead, you need professional aid. The treatment at Lice Lifters is more thorough, effective, and safe for both children and adults. An experienced and certified technician performs the procedure. We use only all-natural, pesticide-free and soothing products, which have a 99.9% guaranteed effectiveness.

Typically, the treatment requires 1 – 1 ½ hours to complete. It’s that simple and straightforward. The professional process involves a three-step method designed to work wonders:

  • Head Check – A technician will sift through the hair, section by section, in search of nits, nymphs, and adult lice.
  • Comb-Out – Using a special micro-grooved comb, your technician will meticulously remove stubborn nits from the hair shafts.
  • All-Natural Killing Agent – Finally, the all-natural killing agent is applied to the hair and scalp. This gentle solution works immediately! Again, Lice Lifters keeps you safe from toxins, too.

Overall, it’s a simple, effective method. Schedule lice treatment services in DFW with Lice Lifters by calling 972-805-1308.

Beth Kirschner is the owner of the Dallas Fort-Worth branch of Lice Lifters. Reach out to her via Facebook or Twitter.

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 the lice.

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 972-805-1308 (Frisco).

How to Prevent the Spread of Lice at Sleepovers

Picture the classic pre-teen sleepover: there’s hair braiding, pillow fights, hugs, selfies, and plenty of fun memories. Unfortunately, most of these seemingly harmless activities can contribute to the spread of lice, especially during periods of school infestations.

To prevent your child from coming home with a head full of lice after a night spent with friends, here are a few steps you can take.

Discourage the Sharing of Hair Brushes and Accessories

Lice love to cling to combs, hair brushes, hats, ribbons, barrettes, and towels. Children, especially young girls, might be inclined to share these items with one another during games of dress-up or silly pictures, but that’s definitely a bad idea when lice are present. Talk to your child about using their own hair accessories and politely declining to share.

Send Your Child With Their Own Sleeping Bag and Pillow

Lice cannot fly, hop, or jump, so if you send your children with their own supplies and encourage them to keep their bedding separate from that of their friends, you can decrease their chances of accidentally coming in contact with lice.

Talk to Them About the Importance of Avoiding Head-to-Head Contact

The biggest thing you can do is educate your child on how lice spread from one person’s head to another. If your child is more knowledgeable, they’ll make a better effort to avoid leaning in for pictures or sharing things they shouldn’t.

Unfortunately, no matter how much you try to prevent sleepovers from leading to the spread of lice, sometimes it still happens. In those cases, everyone who attended the sleepover should seek help from a professional lice removal service like Lice Lifters Treatment Centers. Their treatment method eradicates adult lice and removes their eggs (nits).

Certified Lifticians will comb-out the child’s hair to ensure no nasty insects or nits stay behind, and then apply their own Lice Lifters Lice Solution, which is a proprietary, all-natural killing agent that will end all head lice activity without the use of harmful chemicals.

If your child has lice, schedule an emergency head lice treatment at either of their two treatment centers, located in Frisco. Lice Lifters will also provide a follow-up at-home treatment with a 30-day guarantee so lice will leave for good. Open Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday by appointment only.

Call today to schedule an appointment with Lice Lifters Treatment Centers at 972-805-1308 (Frisco).

One Quick Treatment. Done! Guaranteed.

Quick Guide on How to Select and Use a Head Lice Comb

No matter what method you’re using to treat head lice, there’s one step that should never be skipped: the comb out. A special shampoo or over-the-product lice treatment won’t completely eradicate living head lice and their nits, so you’ll need to shop around and purchase a head comb that can remove all the buggers thoroughly.

Before you grab the first lice comb you see, pay attention to the differences between combs. High-quality combs will have metal teeth that are very close together so they can navigate fine hair and pick out each and every nit. Plastic combs are much less effective and tend to leave a few nits lurking near the roots. Don’t waste your money on electronic combs; most experts say they’re no more effective than a nice metal comb.

Once you’ve got your comb in hand, here are the steps to take to conduct an extensive comb out.

  1. Wet the infected head and cover the hair with regular conditioner or detangler. This will make the lice easier to see and the hair simpler to comb.
  2. Part the person’s hair down the middle and focus on one section at a time.
  3. Start at the scalp to loosen all of the lice eggs that have been laid, then comb through each section of the hair in multiple directions. Make sure to dip the ends of the comb in soapy water and wipe it off before starting each brush.
  4. Make sure to go all the way to the ends of the hair. You may see lice fall out as you do so.
  5. Continue combing through the entire head of hair until you stop seeing any lice or nits coming out.
  6. Afterward, rinse out the conditioner and clean all of the supplies you used in hot, soapy water.

Although a properly-conducted comb out can seriously decrease the chances of a repeated head lice infestation, the only truly thorough way to eradicate the pests once and for all is to seek professional lice treatment. Lice Lifters Treatment Centers’ Certified Lifticians will attack lice and nits with their own proprietary solution, an all-natural, completely harmless killing agent that destroys head lice once and for all. Lifticians will also conduct an extremely thorough comb-out to ensure that all the bugs are truly removed. A 30-Day Guarantee is offered on all treatments as long as all household members are checked by a a Certified Lice Lifters Liftician at any of their two locations.

The two Lice Lifters Treatment Centers, located in Frisco, are open for in-office emergency head lice treatments and will provide a follow-up at-home treatment that guarantees the lice will leave for good. Call today to schedule an appointment with Lice Lifters Treatment Centers in Frisco at 972-805-1308

One Quick Treatment. Done! Guaranteed.