When kids get lice, treating them is a twofold proposition. Most obviously, you want to get rid of the little buggers ASAP – not only to eliminate your child’s itchiness and discomfort, but also to prevent spreading the infestation. The other aspect of a lice outbreak that parents must address is emotional in nature – the shame and embarrassment a child often feels as a result of having head lice.

Books can be a great way to start a conversation about head lice and take a lighthearted look at the situation. Whether read at home together or given to a teacher whose class has experienced an outbreak, here are a few titles to get you started:

Bugs in My Hair!
By David Shannon

Book of the year, third through fourth grade: "Bugs in My Hair!" by David Shannon

Known for modern children’s classics like No, David!, Caldecott Honor recipient David Shannon offers a fun and informative read about head lice. Kids will take comfort in Shannon’s familiar illustrative style, giggle at his humorous tale, and pick up helpful facts along the way. Good news: As with all of our client stories here at #LiceLiftersDFW, this one has a happy ending.

Head Lice
By Elise Gravel

Part of a series of nonfiction books about disgusting creatures, Elise Gravel’s fact-filled book about head lice features cartoon style illustrations with text bubbles and plenty of silliness to balance the basic facts. Even grownups will get a chuckle from passages such as, “I might be small, but to your parents, I’m scarier than a lion.”

Yikes – Lice!
By Donna Caffey

This book shares one girl’s experience with lice using fun illustrations and a catchy rhyming format. Facts about lice are included on each spread, and text is at a level that even young children can understand.

Reading together about this creepy, crawly subject can help kids see that they aren’t alone when it comes to head lice. After all, the CDC estimates that between 6 and 12 million children between the ages of 3 and 11 contract head lice each year. If you’re struggling with stubborn lice in your household, please contact Lice Lifters DFW today. We can help you eliminate the problem once and for all using our non-toxic, natural treatment solution – call us at 972-805-1308 or email me at


Fast Treatment, Compassion, and Courtesy

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently updated its guidelines for dealing with head lice. The AAP advises prompt treatment, but also suggests that kids with an active head lice outbreak be allowed to attend school.

In theory, this advice makes sense. While a head lice infestation may be unpleasant and inconvenient, it does not endanger lives or constitute a health crisis. At the same time, Miss Manners would probably have a very different opinion about allowing a child with lice at school. As a parent having endured head lice on a family-wide scale, I would implore other families to use good, old-fashioned manners and common sense when dealing with lice. Some points to consider:

  • Having head lice can be extremely itchy and irritating. Allowing a child to attend school, rather than seeking immediate treatment, prolongs the discomfort. Putting a stop to a child’s suffering should take precedence.
  • While head lice do not jump and can’t survive for extended periods on surfaces, the critters can spread like wildfire nonetheless. How would you feel if another parent knowingly sent their infected child to school and passed the misery of head lice to your family? Make the choice you would want other parents to make and deal with lice immediately – this is one realm where sharing is not caring!
  • The AAP guidelines touch on chemical and prescription treatments for head lice but acknowledge that insect resistance to pesticides is a known problem. The Lice Lifters System is an ALL-NATURAL and highly effective treatment – and unlike conventional pesticides, our protocol is NON-TOXIC for your family.
  • Treatment can be quite speedy – there’s no need to miss an entire day of school or work. Lice Lifters DFW is centrally located in Frisco for quick access from all over the DFW Metroplex and beyond. Daytime and after-school appointments are available, and our phones are answered for extended hours — early morning, evening, or weekend appointments can be arranged upon request.

When it comes to consideration and comfort, we say it’s best to err on the side of caution and treat lice as soon as they are detected. It certainly won’t hurt, and it just might prevent others from becoming infected.