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Head Lice Don’t Hop Like the Easter Bunny

Head lice are annoying little creatures that often plague our homes at the most inopportune times. The thought of head lice often is enough to make peoples head begin to itch. Their ability to spread and infest entire families or even schools is frightening and causes a great deal of anxiety, but the fact is if we took care to learn their habits, we could do a lot to prevent their spread.

Lice Don’t Hop

Lice are only like the Easter Bunny in the fact that they bring eggs with them. Head lice will not hop along to the next host or jump head to head, they can only crawl. You must come in contact with the lice for them to latch on and infest. Direct head to head contact is the easiest and most common way head lice spread. Coming in contact with a surface or object the lice are on can lead to an infestation but is less likely as lice can not live long without a host to feed off.

How to Prevent the Spread

If lice aren’t hopping down the bunny trail but instead are crawling it makes preventing them much easier! By keeping our head and hair out of contact with others we can help prevent the lice from crawling in and infesting. Be cautious of your personal space and limit direct contact during outbreaks. Don’t share items or clothing that touch your head or hair. Hats, hoodies, jackets, brushes, and hair accessories are all examples of items that could potentially transfer lice. Talk to your family and children about the importance of keeping these items to themselves. Wear hair up in ponytails, updos, or hats to keep it out of the way.

How to Treat Lice

Should the lice find a way in, it’s best to remember to keep calm and that it’s not your fault! Head lice happens to everyone and we are here to help! At Lice Clinics to America we will hop to it and get you the best care and advice! Our signature AirAlle device removes both lice and their eggs (nits) in 60 minutes or less. It’s chemical free and best of all is backed by our lice free guarantee! Technicians are trained, knowledgeable, and ready to help you get back to your everyday life!

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!

Summer Lice is Not Nice

Lice, unfortunately, do not take the summer off, in fact, there is a huge increase in infestations after children have spent long periods of time in the community. Summer camp is a huge contributor to the summer lice blues! Many of the summer camps provide head screenings to check for lice upon the children’s arrival however it’s always best to have the professionals take a look for accuracy. Moms & Dads, feel free to spread the word to the head nurse at your child’s summer camp that we offer head lice screening options!

Lice Do Not Discriminate
Did you know that head lice are equal-opportunity parasites? This means that just because you have an infestation, doesn’t mean that you or your home is dirty. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 6-12 million infestations occur each year to children between the ages of 3-11 years old.

Knowledge is Power
Our technicians are diligently trained with knowledge just to assure we can correctly educate families when they come to see us. Whether it’s just a head screening to check for lice or a full treatment, we take our time to answer any questions you have and educate you with very useful information.

Lice Clinics of America Is Hassle Free

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

Safely Removing Head Lice

It’s no secret that getting rid of head lice in your family can be stressful and time-consuming—a real-life nightmare. Most do-it-yourself lice treatments require repeated applications, tedious comb-outs, and nitpicking, with no guarantee of success. If one nit is missed, the lice will return. So how to get rid of these pesky bugs?

Lice Clinics of America – Round Rock, Texas offers an immediate, FDA-cleared, guaranteed solution and our professional technicians do it for you so you can skip the mess and the endless combing.

Treating head lice have become more difficult over the years as they have developed resistance to most of the do-it-yourself kits. The most recent study of these so-called “super lice” published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of head lice in 48 U.S. states are now immune to pyrethroids, the class of pesticides used by Over-The-Counter (OTC) lice products. Pyrethroids have also been linked to developmental and behavioral problems in children. When you try and utilize pesticides that are no longer effective, it is not uncommon for people to struggle with head lice for several weeks. That can turn into a real nightmare. That’s why we offer head lice removal in about just an hour!

HOW TO GET RID OF LICE

Lice Clinics of America is the exclusive provider of professional head lice treatment using the breakthrough AirAllé® medical device. Cleared by the FDA and clinically shown to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs/nits the AirAllé uses precision controlled heated air to dehydrate lice and eggs. Most treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be effective. This treatment is pesticide free and the non-toxic AirAllé is effective even against super lice.

Worldwide, AirAllé medical devices have treated more than 500,000 cases of head lice with a success rate of over 99 percent! There is now more than 250+ head lice clinic worldwide!

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

Head louse sitting on hair

Where Do Head Lice Come From And How Do You Get Them?

We typically hear, people have an infestation at school, summer camps, or day care and think that their kids can get lice just by passing other students, athletes, or peers who have it. The fact is that head lice don’t jump, swim or fly. Simply put, without actual strands of hair to grab onto with their claws that are on their legs, they have a very hard time moving around. They can crawl quickly through hair strands, so coming into direct hair contact with someone else that has lice is how a scratchy problem can start. It doesn’t take much for a louse to hitch a ride on one single strand of your hair and make its way home to your scalp. But there are some common myths that still have some people scratching their heads:

  • Only those with bad hygiene get head lice
    • Myth: Lice aren’t choosey. They only care that you are part human. The lice spread through head-to-head contact, and even that it doesn’t guarantee infestation, but chances are most likely then. That’s why we suggest not to share hats, combs, scarves, or other items like that.
  • Pets can carry head lice
    • Myth: Sorry, you can’t blame a head lice infestation on poor Rufus! The specific lice strain that affects us, humans are actually host-specific. This means that they prefer the taste of humans, and Rufus’ blood just doesn’t satisfy what they are looking for.
  • If someone is scratching their head non-stop, they must have lice
    • Myth: Though scratching can be a first sign indicator someone may have head lice; it is not the only reason someone may be itching. They may have a case of dry skin or seborrheic dermatitis could be the reason for scratching the scalp excessively.

We know, we have been there ourselves! Dealing with head lice can make anyone go into a panic, but there is no need to worry. If lice infestations do occur, make sure to disinfect everything that can be cleaned, and do thorough head checks often. If you have any questions or need a head lice removal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Lice Clinics of America – Chandler, Arizona, which proudly serves Gilbert, Mesa, Guadalupe, and surrounding areas in Arizona, we are here to help! Our heated removal process is the only guaranteed way to remove head lice in 1 quick, easy, and safe treatment, so your kids and family members can get back to the things they enjoy. Call us today to schedule an appointment at (602) 362-7499!