- January 30, 2018
- Posted by: Lice Lifters
- Category: blog
Head Lice Don’t Take a Winter Vacation
One of the few nice things about the arrival of winter and lower temperatures is that many bugs go dormant or into hibernation or just seem to disappear. One annoying bug, though, that does not go away just because it gets cold outside is head lice. As a parent in Mercer County, you may think you or your children would be spared this blight just because it’s winter, but that’s no guarantee against a lice infestation.
Lice are small insects, about the size of a sesame seed, that feeds off your scalp. Because they can’t jump or fly, they rely on head-to-head contact to spread from one person to another. Unfortunately, any kids you have may be more prone to catching head lice than most adults since kids come into contact a lot in the course of playing sports or just playing in general. They may spread more slowly in the winter since your kids are more likely to be wearing a hat and not playing sports as much and therefore, creating less opportunity to catch them.
While cold temperatures can actually kill lice, as long as they are clinging to the scalp of an unsuspecting family member, the temperature outside isn’t necessarily going to affect them. If you notice your child scratching their head incessantly or see other signs that they may have lice, you should seek out a lice treatment clinic immediately. While it’s true that lice aren’t known for transmitting disease, they can still be very uncomfortable, and you don’t want a family member of yours spreading them to other children.
Professional Head Lice Treatment in Mercer County
At Lice Lifters of Mercer County, our location in Hamilton makes us a short drive away if you live in Trenton or any other city or town in or around the county. When you suspect your child may have head lice, your next dilemma may be figuring out what to do next. Fortunately, our lice treatment clinic alleviates this dilemma completely.
Some parents may try giving you advice about over-the-counter products or telling you about the latest home remedy they read about on the internet. These may be the same sort of people who also say your kid can’t catch lice in cold weather. Thanks to our fast, effective and affordable professional head lice treatment, you don’t need to waste any time or money on remedies that don’t work.
A Proven Process for Head Lice Removal
At our lice treatment clinic, the first thing one of our head lice removal technicians will do is a thorough head check to ascertain if lice are present. If they are, then we’ll do a thorough comb-out to remove as many of the adult lice and their eggs, called nits, as possible. Any remaining nits can hatch and start the infestation all over again, though, so we follow the comb-out with the application of a completely safe and all-natural killing agent to your loved one’s scalp that is 99.9 percent effective at killing the lice and their nits.
Our professional head lice treatment can be done on all of your infested family members at one time, and they are lice free after a single visit, which makes us a fast and effective solution for this problem. Please remember that lice infestations can happen at any time of the year, so contact us if you suspect that any of your family members have this problem.