How Effective Are Preventative Lice Care Products?

As soon as your child comes home with a notice from their school stating that lice have been spotted in their classmates’ hair, you’ll probably want to look for preventative products that can protect their head. A quick online search will reveal that there are many such products, but the question is, do they work? Well, maybe.

How They Work

Most of the head lice prevention products on the market claim to be “natural” methods of repelling the little insects. They usually contain oils like citronella, tea tree, lemongrass, and rosemary.

The Concerns

Because most preventative products contain natural ingredients, they typically aren’t regulated by the FDA. Also, they can be flammable, irritating, and even dangerous for children. There isn’t enough research available to prove whether or not they are truly effective, and the risks may outweigh the possible benefits.

What Works Better

Instead of wasting your money on potentially harmful, ineffective preventative products, teach your children how to actively avoid lice. Tell them to steer clear of head-to-head contact and sharing personal belongings, especially things like hats and hair brushes. These preventative techniques will go much further than most products you can buy.

If worst comes to worst and your child does contract lice, even if they tried to avoid them, the best thing to do is to reach out to a professional lice removal service like Lice Lifters Treatment Centers. Their two-part treatment wipes out nits and adult lice completely. Certified Lifticians will perform a thorough comb-out, guaranteeing that no insects or nits remain. Next, they’ll use their Lice Lifters Lice Solution — a proprietary, all-natural killing agent that will end all head lice activity once and for all.

Visit their treatment centers in Frisco for emergency head lice treatments. The experts there will also provide a follow-up at-home treatment with a 30-day guarantee lice will leave for good. FSA and Health Savings Insurance is accepted — call for details.

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

One Quick Treatment. Done! Guaranteed.

Do Most Products Kill Both Lice and Nits?

When lice first make a visible appearance in your family, your initial instinct is probably to grab a product from the store that will eliminate them quickly. However, experience shows that many lice removal products are ineffective, as well as costly.

The real problem with products? They aren’t a one-stop solution to getting rid of lice. Most products need to be used at least twice to truly eradicate the little pests, and even then, they aren’t guaranteed to flush out all the head lice. Why? One word: nits.

When lice infest a head, they don’t just cause itching or other symptoms: they also lay their eggs among the roots of human hair. So, when you use a store-bought treatment to remove the adult insects from the scalp, it doesn’t remove the unhatched eggs. You must use a nit comb to manually remove nits from the hair shaft. Treatment shampoos will not kill the nits. Therefore, once the next batch of head lice grow up, they’ll start the infestation all over again. This usually takes about a week, and if you aren’t careful, the nit-to-adult lice cycle can repeat itself over and over again.

The best way to ensure that both the nits and the lice are removed? Seek help from a professional lice removal service like Lice Lifters Treatment Centers. Their two-prong treatment wipes out adult lice and destroys the eggs they leave behind. Certified Lifticians use a thorough comb-out technique to ensure no adult insects or nits stay behind. Then, they use a treatment with their own Lice Lifters Lice Solution — a proprietary, all-natural killing agent that will destroy all head lice activity immediately without the use of harmful chemicals.

Visit either of their two treatment centers, located in Frisco, for emergency head lice treatments. The experts there will also provide a follow-up at-home treatment with a 30-day guarantee lice will leave for good.

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

 

Ways to Prevent Head Lice From Spreading

Head lice are a common nuisance. Researchers estimate over 12 million individual cases of head lice each year throughout the United States. Many of these cases are children. Kids do not have the same inhibitions as adults. They share their favorite hats or scarves and play with other children too closely on the playground, which in turn spreads head lice relatively quickly. When an infestation arrives, we as parents work hard to prevent the spread of head lice.

Useful Steps to Prevent and Control Head Lice

When it comes to preventing and controlling a head lice outbreak, we recommend the following steps:

  • Avoid head-to-head contact: Kids are kids, and telling them to avoid head-to-head contact with other children may not be met with much agreement. Still, tell them anyway. Head lice cannot fly, hop, or jump; they transmit via direct contact.
  • Avoid sharing hair products: Tell your children not to share their combs, brushes, bandanas, hair bands, or towels – anything that would go on their head.
  • Act wisely: If lice enter your home, act prudently. Extreme cleaning does not help. Washing your pillowcases, on the other hand, is useful. Spending time and money on housecleaning is a waste and not necessary.

Seek Treatment

The most efficient method to control and prevent the further spread of head lice is to seek prompt treatment from a professional. You will want to undergo a thorough comb-out, followed by non-toxic treatment solutions.

A 3-step treatment method will ensure lice are gone. One in-office treatment will be accompanied by at-home follow up steps. It’s crucial to follow all directions from your treatment specialist.

Contact Us

To schedule professional lice treatment solutions at one of our DFW locations, contact Lice Lifters Treatment Centers by calling 972-805-1308 (Frisco). We use the very best products, including non-toxic solutions, to rid your scalp of lice and nits quickly!

Lice Lifters Treatment Centers — Combing-out the entire DFW Metroplex one NIT at a Time! One Quick Treatment. Done! Guaranteed.

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Smartphone’s Contribute to Lice Transfer Among School Children

Smartphone’s Contribute to Lice Transfer

The smartphone has transformed our society over the past decade. They have become increasingly capable, and most of us have reached the point where we couldn’t imagine living without them. Having the world at our fingertips wherever we are throughout the day is certainly a wonderful thing, but smartphones also come with some downsides. One of these is that kids who use smartphones have been found to be more likely to contract head lice.

A Double-Edged Sword

Smartphones can be a great tool for our children. As a busy parent, you must be worried about your kids sometimes, and it’s nice to know they are just a phone call away should you need to get in touch. Kids also love them because they can take selfies with their friends. This might actually be part of the reason that they contribute to the spread of head lice. When your child and her friends press their heads together to take that group shot, lice get a wonderful chance to move from one head to another.

Contracting head lice can be as simple as taking a few innocent selfies with their friends. Since girls tend to be more physically intimate than boys, they are more likely to hug or get close to friends for group shots with their smartphone camera. This puts them at greater risk. Smartphones are a wonderful tool that can open up the world to your children, but you need to tell them to exercise some caution.

Take Preventive Measures to Stop Head Lice Outbreaks

You should talk to your child, and let her know the risks of contracting lice by touching heads with friends. Also tell them not to share smartphones because this can spread a lice infestation as well. Beyond technological concerns, you should also tell your son or daughter not to share hats, brushes or anything else worn or used on the hair.

You’ve Found Head Lice on Your Child

The first thing to do is to approach the situation calmly and rationally. It’s wise to periodically check your child’s hair for lice with a lice comb. Let’s say you’ve done this and found some. You need to make sure that any head lice removal action you take actually works. Time spent on debunked home remedies or money spent on over-the-counter products that most lice have become immune to are time and money wasted.

Get Powerful Help for a Tough Head Lice Problem

While it’s true that head lice are more a nuisance than a serious threat, it’s still helpful to know how to effectively deal with them. Seeking out a head lice clinic will probably be your best bet. They have professional head lice treatment options that are typically effective and affordable.

Lice Lifters of Dallas Fort Worth has locations in Frisco, supporting the entire DFW area. Our head lice removal experts at our professional lice clinic know how to treat this problem. Our solution is completed in a single visit, so you and your child can quickly get on with your lives again.

This head lice treatment is also safe and natural, so there’s no worry about dangerous toxins or chemicals.

Your Children: How to Prevent Lice Transfer

Lice Treatment The Colony, TXIn this season of spending time with family and friends, going to camp and on vacation, it can also be a busy time for head lice in the DFW area. Life Lifters put together a few helpful hints on how to prevent lice transfer.

Why are Head Lice a Problem in the Summer?

Head lice thrive more in warm months. The reason for this upswing in head lice infestations have more to do with the fact that kids are out of class and doing more active and interactive things like:

  • Attending summer/day camps
  • Attending summer classes/sports
  • Hanging out with friends
  • Going on vacation to crowded places

Things like summer camps can especially put your child in close contact with others. The likelihood of lice moving from one person to the next increases dramatically in these kinds of environments.

Don’t Use Selfie Sticks

In our culture of all selfies, it’s no wonder so many of our kids deal with head lice. Since lice are transferred by direct head-to- head contact, this is a no brainer. Put the selfie stick away.

What Else Can I Do??

Have your kids bring their own pillows, brushes, and hats to sleepovers to avoid sharing with friends. When your child comes back from camp or from spending time at a friend’s, check for nits. Nits are more easy to see in natural light, so take a few minutes to see if you notice any nits on your child’s scalp. Bring your child in for one of our head checks that we offer at Lice Lifters. Drop by and let our certified Lice Lifticians take a look for themselves ass see if you need to worry about a head lice treatment.

Call Lice Lifters to Learn More

If you live in the DFW area, give our experienced Lice Lifticians a call at our Frisco location at (972) 805-1308 to answer any questions today. We’ll be happy to answer whatever questions you may have regarding our treatments, products, and services.

MYTH BUSTERS: LICE LIFTERS EDITION

Part of our mission at Lice Lifters is to make a difference by spreading the truth about lice, how we get them, and how to get rid of them. Nevertheless, myths abound in popular culture, and well-intentioned parents find themselves bombarded with falsehoods on a regular basis. Today, let’s take a look at some of the most common myths surrounding lice and dispel them once and for all.

Lice Myth

MYTH #1: Lice prefer dirty hair.

Not true! These creatures are equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of shampooing frequency. In fact, lice may be more likely to infect clean hair because it is easier to attach to a squeaky-clean hair shaft.

MYTH #2: Lice can inest your home.

False! Lice can only live away from a human host for 24-36 hours – they can’t even live on your pets. The eggs, or nits, cannot survive if not attached to a hair shaft. That said, excessive cleaning measures in the home are simply not necessary. A good vacuuming and hot tumble in the dryer for any bedding or stuffed animals should be sufficient.

MYTH #3: Lice like long hair.

Sure, lice like long hair – and short hair as well! Bottom line: boys or girls with short hair are not protected from lice any more than those with long tresses. Even kids with buzz cuts can get lice! If there’s an outbreak in your area, check long- and short-haired family members with equal scrutiny.

MYTH #4: If I’m not itchy, I can’t have lice.

Wrong! Only about half of people who carry lice experience stereotypical head scratching. It is lice bites more than the lice themselves that cause itching, and it can take 3 to 4 weeks for the bites to become an issue. If one family member is diagnosed with lice infection, have everyone checked regardless of symptoms – mom and dad, too!

If you suspect a lice outbreak in your family, the best thing you can do to prevent spread is to start treatment immediately. Using a professional service like Lice Lifters is the easiest way to eradicate the problem before it spirals out of control. We offer head checks for the entire family and apply the cost of the check toward our guaranteed treatment. Plus, you’ll love that our highly effective protocol is safe, natural, and nontoxic. Should your family be the target of these persistent parasites, please get in touch with the Lice Lifters team – call 972-805-1308 or contact infodfw@licelifters.com.

OUR BEST ANTI-LICE TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS & BEYOND

Season’s Greetings from the Lice Lifters DFW Team

As I reflect back on our first year here at Lice Lifters DFW, I’m thankful for so much – with our wonderful customers topping the list. Without their support, we could not have met with such success, and it has been a pleasure providing a valuable service to the DFW community. To any customers who are reading, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

As a small token of my appreciation, I’d like to share my own, personal, all-time favorite tips for keeping lice at bay. Some of them are well known, and others not, but all are great tips for preventing lice infestation in your family. Without further ado, here they are:

  • The Lice Lifters Mint Detangling Spray: This amazing product not only detangles hair like a dream, but deters lice as well. Its effectiveness comes from the divine smell of mint – heavenly to us, but detestable to lice. Pick some up in our shop today, and use this as a preventative measure with your family.
  • Never share combs and brushes with friends: Don’t do it. Period. End of story.
  • Skip selfies with friends: This seemingly harmless practice breaks the number one rule of avoiding lice infestation – avoiding close head-to-head contact. Lice can’t survive for long without a human host, so giving them direct passage from one head to another is the most surefire way to catch creepy crawlies from unsuspecting friends.
  • Pony up. If you have long hair, pull it up into a single ponytail. Containing hair makes it harder for lice to take hold.
  • Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Pillow): Avoid sharing pillows at sleepovers. While lice can’t live long on inanimate objects, it’s better to not take chances. When kids stay over with friends, pack a pillow.

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Thanks again to everyone out there who has helped us get off to a great start at Lice Lifters DFW. We’re proud to offer safe, natural, non-toxic head lice treatment. Should unwelcome guests (ahem) arrive over the holiday break, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – call 972-805-1308 or contact me at infodfw@licelifters.com.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, OR FESTIVAL OF LICE?

The Truth About Lice During Winter and the Holidays

As temperatures drop, we generally see a drop in insects and other pests. Sadly, this does not apply to head lice populations, and you might even notice more infestations in your community. For one, all of those cozy hats, scarves, coats, and other wintertime accessories we love to wear make it that much easier to spread the nasty critters. We also tend to spend more time indoors and in closer quarters, and all that togetherness means we’re sharing more than holiday cheer – we’re sharing nits and head lice as well.

While the odds of your kids coming home with unwelcome, six-legged guests may be heightened during the holidays, there’s no need to despair. By following a few simple tips, you can reduce your family’s risk of head lice infection.

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  1. Avoid coat racks: While head lice can’t fly or jump, they do crawl, and a crowded coat rack at school allows them the opportunity to migrate. Head lice can’t live long without a human host, but they might just survive long enough to hitch a ride home with your child! If possible, have your kids hang coats and other winter wear on the backs of their chairs at school.
  2. No sharing: This rule applies year-round, but winter hats, earmuffs, and scarves provide additional temptation to swap gear. Let your kids know that this is not the time to practice sharing!
  3. Check heads regularly: Especially if you’re aware of frequent outbreaks in your area, consider checking your family’s heads regularly for head lice and nits. It’s always easier to treat an infection sooner rather than later, and before the lice have spread to all family members.

Should your best efforts fail, and you find your family in the midst of a lice outbreak, early treatment is your best defense for eliminating the pests once and for all. There’s no need to let head lice spoil your holiday season when swift treatment is available. At Lice Lifters DFW, we offer head checks for the entire family, and fees for this service are waived when a treatment plan is pursued. We feel good about our natural, non-toxic head lice treatment, and guarantee results. For more information, get in touch with us at Lice Lifters DFW – call 972-805-1308 or contact me at infodfw@licelifters.com.

LICE TREATMENT

Can You Use Your Health Savings Account?

Here at Lice Lifters DFW, we get questions from time to time about whether lice treatment is a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) approved expense. The truth? It’s a gray area – a big one. Read on to learn more about the exciting world of HSAs and FSAs (read tongue in cheek), and lice and nit removal.

First off, what are HSAs and FSAs? If your family is enrolled in a high-deductible health insurance plan, you can take advantage of the tax benefits of an HSA, while the FSA is available only for those with employer-sponsored health plans. Both are savings accounts that afford tax advantages for approved medical expenses. Approved healthcare expenses can run the gamut – from acupuncture to x-ray.

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So is lice removal an approved expense? Possibly. HSA and FSA holders have met with different levels of success in this realm. Many plans will reimburse head lice treatment expenses after you pay for the service and submit an itemized receipt. Some may require a physician’s note recommending lice removal. Contact your plan administrator for clarification – should your insurance company give you the go ahead, we are able to accept most HSA and FSA credit cards for treatments. Again, please check with your insurance before hand or give us a call at Lice Lifters DFW.

If your HSA or FSA does not cover lice treatment, the service may still be deductible on your family’s tax return – your tax consultant can offer details. In addition, a limited number of health insurance policies may cover head lice removal, so it never hurts to call your insurer and ask.

We love being experts in our field – lice and nit elimination may not be glamorous, but the gratitude our clients show makes it all worth it. That said, we hope you’ll defer to the experts at your health insurance company for sound advice as to whether lice removal expenses are an approved expense under your HSA or FSA plan. For pro advice about safe, natural treatment for head lice elimination, look to Lice Lifters DFW – call 972-805-1308 or contact me at infodfw@licelifters.com.

CAN FURRY FRIENDS SPREAD HEAD LICE?

The Facts About Cross Contamination With Pets

Your children may share everything with the family pet – from their beds to ice cream cones. But head lice and nits are things you don’t need to worry about passing along to Fluffy or Fido. That’s because the variety of lice kids (and adults) carry is quite persnickety and thrives exclusively on human hosts.

When a child comes home with head lice, all human family members do need to be examined to rule out further infestation. Bringing the family to Lice Lifters DFW for professional head checks is a great place to start. But poring over furry friends in search of head lice is completely unnecessary – so heave a sigh of relief and cross that chore off of your to-do list!

Furry Friends Spread Lice

It is interesting to note that there are specific varieties of lice that do live on pets. But there’s no need to worry about contracting lice from animals – just as some lice are partial to humans, these lice are specific to their host. For instance, there are lice that live only on cats, as well as lice that prefer dogs.

Lice infestations on pets are far more rare than human outbreaks, so you are highly unlikely to encounter this affliction. Here at Lice Lifters DFW, we specialize in eliminating lice and nits on humans. Should you suspect that your pet has lice, call your veterinarian promptly for professional advice about how to remedy the problem.

Have you just discovered head lice in your family? Or have you unsuccessfully tried to battle an outbreak without professional help? Regardless of where you are in the process, we want to help you eliminate those persistent pests once and for all with our proven, safe, and natural treatment. In addition to regular business hours, we offer after-hours appointments upon request. Call 972-805-1308 or contact me at infodfw@licelifters.com to schedule your visit to Lice Lifters DFW.