Lice can be a serious problem that can affect your child’s education. The last thing a parent wants is for their kid to be excluded from school or camp because of lice. Dente checks your family for lice for one flat fee and provides a certificate certifying you’re lice free to present to your school nurse, as well as instructions on how to check your child’s hair, home and car.
1. Check Your Child’s Hair
You should check your child’s hair on a regular basis for lice. This is especially important if they share items such as combs, hats or hair brushes with other children. Lice are 1/16-inch long gray-colored insects that look like small, sesame seeds. They move quickly and are hard to see.
They eat blood and lay eggs (called nits) that stick to the hair close to the scalp. Nits are easier to find than lice, so you should check your child’s scalp section by section with a fine-tooth comb such as a louse or nit comb. The main symptom of head lice is itching, by which Lice Removal Boca. The itching is usually behind the ears or at the back of the neck and can be severe enough to disrupt sleep. Frequent itching can break the skin on your child’s scalp and cause infections.
2. Check Your Home
Lice are tiny insects about the size of a sesame seed (about 2 to 3 mm long). They can be found worldwide in all different places, from schools to homes to cities. They spread through head-to-head contact and by sharing combs, brushes, hats and other personal items with another person who has lice. They are most common among children, but they can affect people of all ages and races.
They can be treated at home with lice medicines, but if a child has resistance to the treatment, it’s important to find out why before treating. This can help you treat the infestation more effectively and prevent re-infestation.
3. Check Your Car
The car seat is the number one place for lice to hide, so it’s best to wash it down and vacuum it thoroughly. Then wipe down the seats with disinfectant and a lint roller or sticky tape to get into any hard-to-reach areas that a vacuum can’t. Leather seats are easy to clean, as lice don’t stick to these surfaces, but they still need to be cleaned up.
Another important item to Lice Checks Boca is the headrest. If a louse gets off an infected child, it can crawl onto the next person who sits on the headrest and start laying eggs.
4. Check Your Pets
Lice are small wingless, six-legged insects that live on the hair shaft or feathers of dogs and other animals. They have strong hook-like claws on the end of each leg that allow them to hang onto the hair shaft or feather. They can survive on skin debris, blood, sebaceous secretions, and feathers but cannot survive without a host animal. Transmission usually occurs between pets through direct contact and from contaminated bedding, grooming tools or other areas of the environment. After the head Lice Treatment Boca is complete, it’s time to check the car for any remaining lice.
In severe infestations, lice can suck blood and cause itching, irritation, and possible anemia. They can also transmit tapeworms and other infections. A lice infestation can be a frustrating experience for pet owners. Fortunately, monthly flea and tick preventives have made it much less common for lice to become a problem among healthy, well-cared for pets.
Wrapping It Up
We treat lice infestations in homes and businesses throughout Florida. Our lice specialists have the tools and experience to treat head lice on both children and adults. Our team uses a non-toxic approach to lice removal that eliminates head lice and their eggs (nits). This manual process is the gold standard of lice elimination.
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