LCA Chandler what do head lice love

What do Head Lice Love?

February 14 is a celebrated day of love, Valentine’s Day! We proclaim our love, give gifts, and spend the day immersed in its joy. We find all the little things we love and surround ourselves with them, whether it be a loved one or chocolate. In the same way head lice like to surround themselves with all the things they love!  Lice, like us have their favorite indulgences and love to infest their favorite things.

Head Lice Love

Head lice are fairly simple creatures, they need a head of hair to survive and are not really picky about whose head they infest. Before it was said that lice preferred clean hair, but lately it has been determined lice do not have a preference, lice just love human hair. Lice love a good healthy scalp to feed off of and making our lives miserable. Direct head to head contact is like a bouquet of roses to head lice. Contact allows them easily to crawl and infest a new host. Long flowing hair not kept up or pulled away is like a love letter to lice. They love hair they can easily find their way onto. Head lice don’t care what type of hair, race, gender, or economic status you are they just love that you have hair and a source for them to feed off.

What Lice Don’t Love

It’s pretty clear that lice’s number one love is hair and a source of food, but for most of us our hair is a source of our love. So, what are we to do? You don’t have to cut your hair or do anything drastic to fend off lice. Just keep in mind the things lice don’t love and can’t live without. For example, lice can’t jump or live without a source for very long. Avoid head to head contact and be careful of items worn or touched by an infested person until it is cleaned. Keep long hair up in up-dos to keep it away from lice. In the same way, those with short hair can wear a hat or ball cap. Learn the facts about head lice and check yourself and your family frequently. Lice’s worst nightmare is someone who knows how to handle them before an outbreak. Most importantly, be prepared and stay calm in case of an infestation and know how to treat lice fast and effectively.

Love Yourself, Lose the Lice

If an infestation occurs, it is important to be prepared and stay calm. Head lice is not your fault or anyone else, they just happen. Remember Valentine’s Day should be about the things you love, not the things head lice love. Let Lice Clinics of America get rid of the head lice fast and effortlessly so you can enjoy a day of love and treats. Our signature AirAllé® medical device uses heat and no chemicals to dehydrate lice in one guaranteed treatment. No longer will lice be able to soak up all the love on your special day! Come see us at Lice Clinics of America and get back to the things you love!

If you have any questions or need a head lice removal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Lice Clinics of America – Chandler, which proudly serves Chandler, Gilbert and surrounding areas, we are here to help! Our heated removal process guarantees to remove head lice in 1 quick and safe treatment. Let your kids and family members get back to the things they enjoy! Call us today to schedule an appointment at (602) 362-7499!

LCA Chandler New Year New Super Lice Problem

New Year, New Head Lice

It’s a New Year, a new decade, and a chance to start a new. Every year we get this awesome chance to reset ourselves and revamp ourselves into something different. Unfortunately, head lice have been doing the same over the past decade. They have been revamping themselves and breeding a new strain of head lice that are here to make our lives that much more difficult. They’re called super lice but let me tell you they are not that super!

What are Super Lice?

Super lice are just like any other head lice in sight and appearance, but are becoming increasingly more resistant to conventional treatments. Lice were once simply treated with over the counter permethrin and pyrethrin (insecticide treatments derived from the chrysanthemum flower). However, today 98% of head lice in 48 states have developed a resistance to these treatments. Over the counter treatments are less than 25% effective on these stands of super lice.

How to Tell if You have Super Lice?

Super lice look, act, and feel just like your run of the mill everyday head lice. Symptoms for super lice and head lice are the exact same. These can include:

  • Itchy scalp
  • Red bumps on neck, scalp, or shoulders
  • Feeling of movement in hair and on head
  • Presence of nits and lice

There is no clear way to tell the difference between head lice and resistant lice until treatment is done and super lice survive. This makes it hard to distinguish a bad treatment and resistant lice, so what are you to do?

How to Treat this New Lice Strain?

When DIY lice removal options and OTC lice treatment prescriptions don’t work, what other options are there? That is where Lice Clinics of America comes to the rescue! You can attempt to nit-pick every louse and nit (lice egg) from your hair, but you often risk the chance of missing a few and being infested again in a few days. You could attempt to continually treat over and over, or you could come see us for our guaranteed, lice free treatment!

Lice Clinics of America offers our signature AirAllé® treatment that treats both resistant lice and normal lice. We use heat to dehydrate lice and nits and remove them from your head to guarantee a lice free treatment! We stand behind our service and our trained lice removal professionals, and even offer advice on staying lice free! Our treatments usually take about an hour and allow you to return to school, work, and life as normal with no wait time or interruptions. Don’t let super lice defeat you, let Lice Clinics of America help and keep your New Year super instead!

If you have any questions or need a head lice removal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Lice Clinics of America – Chandler, which proudly serves Chandler, Gilbert and surrounding areas, we are here to help! Our heated removal process guarantees to remove head lice in 1 quick and safe treatment. Let your kids and family members get back to the things they enjoy! Call us today to schedule an appointment at (602) 362-7499!

LCA Chandler holiday head lice prevention

Holidays and Head Lice

The Holidays are a wonderful time of year, the joy in the air and festive gatherings bring people together. It’s the perfect time to gather friends and families from far and near. In the midst of catching up and filling plates though, it is best to remember head lice can be lurking about.

Nearly all head lice cases are spread through direct head to head contact, 97% to be exact. While you should always put enjoying the holidays first, here are some things to help guide you through the holidays lice free:

Holiday Lice Prevention:

  • Avoid head to head contact. When greeting and giving hugs be mindful of your hair and try to avoid direct contact.
  • Wear hair in tight up do styles such as buns and braids. This helps limit the chance of contact and gives lice less hair to attach to.
  • Do not share accessories that come in contact with your head or hair. Things like brushes, pillows, and hair accessories, as well as, outdoor gear like hats, jackets, and hoodies are things that should not be shared.
  • Do occasional lice checks, by combing through wet hair with a fine comb to keep your mind at ease.

Signs of Head Lice

  • Lice like dark, moist places and can most often be found closest to the scalp, behind the ears, and along the neckline.
  • Look for red bumps along the scalp and neck area from lice feeding off the host.
  • An itching sensation from the head lice and bumps is the most common sign. A crawling sensation may also occur.
  • Nits (lice eggs) are usually found attached to the hair about ½ inch from the scalp. They are white to yellow in color and must be forcefully removed from the hair.

Helpful Head Lice Facts

  • Head Lice cannot live more than 24-48 hours without a host and will soon die if they leave one.
  • Lice do not fly or jump unlike many popular myths state. Direct contact is the most common way head lice is spread.
  • The strain of lice we know as ‘head lice’ is not the same found on common household pets and there is no need to worry about giving your pets lice or them giving you head lice.
  • Head lice do not discriminate; anyone can get head lice!

Head lice are the last guests you want joining in your holiday festivities! Be sure to follow our prevention tips for a lice free holiday season! Should head lice become a problem Lice Clinics of America is always here with the latest in lice removal care and advice. We offer our signature AirAlle device to remove lice fast and chemical free by dehydration. The AirAlle treatment is even backed by our lice free guarantee! We pride ourselves on having the top trained lice professionals and offering more than just a removal but lice advice too. For all your lice needs Lice Clinics of America is here to help!

If you have any questions or need a head lice removal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Lice Clinics of America – Chandler, which proudly serves Chandler, Gilbert and surrounding areas, we are here to help! Our heated removal process guarantees to remove head lice in 1 quick and safe treatment. Let your kids and family members get back to the things they enjoy! Call us today to schedule an appointment at (602) 362-7499!