As the Dallas area gets ready to fill the summer months with lot of family, friends, and activities, keep an eye out for head lice. Even though your kids are out of school for the summer, the prevalence of head lice increases during warmer months.
In this article, we’ll look at what you need to know about head lice during summer in Dallas.
Are Head Lice a Bigger Problem During the Summer?
Head lice do thrive more in warm months. And at Lice Lifters we’ve been getting ready for the summer season. The reason for this upswing in head lice infestations has more to do with the fact that kids are out of class and doing more active and interactive things like:
- Attending summer camps
- Going to day camps
- Going to summer classes
- Hanging out with friends
Camps especially put children in close proximity with one another so that the likelihood of lice moving from one person to the next increases dramatically.
What Do I Need to Do to Avoid Them?
First of all, enjoy your summer! Encourage your kids to bring their own pillows to sleepovers, and not share brushes or hats with their friends.
As a parent, be vigilant. When your child comes back from camp or from spending time at a friend’s house know that nits are more easy to see in natural light, so feel free to see if you notice any nits on your child’s scalp.
Take advantage of our head checks that we offer at Lice Lifters. Drop by and let our certified Lice Lifticians take a look for themselves.