Lice love warm weather. It’s a little-known fact, which is why clients are surprised to find out that there is a high season for lice. There are lice in every school, every day; however, there is a “high season” and that is summer. This answer surprises most clients, as they think lice are just a “school thing”, but this is not true. In fact, they THRIVE in warm, humid conditions, which is why they prefer the nape of the neck and behind the ears to lay their eggs. Adding warm weather to that scenario increases the chances of bugs and eggs surviving. When more bugs survive, more eggs are laid. Since a female louse can lay up to several eggs a day, it is easy to see how things can quickly get out of control. Summer is also a time when kids are together a lot, which increases hair-to-hair contact. Summer camps, sports, sleepovers, and vacations are all that makes this season so busy.
It is extremely important for parents to keep checking their children’s scalps as warmer weather arrives since lice love warm weather. A weekly comb through and visual inspection is a great way to keep on top of things, as well as a weekly application of preventive products. Spraying pillows, sleeping bags, etc. with a preventive spray is a great way to keep the lice away. Spray neck and shoulders too before school, before going to the movies or sleepovers. Most parents already check for ticks and mosquito bites, so add lice to your list. If you feel you or your child have been exposed to lice at any time, do not hesitate to call us to make an appointment for a thorough head check. You will not visually be able to notice a brand new infestation, so it is important to have one of our professional technicians do a check. If lice are found, we can recommend one of our many treatment options. We have treatments for all budgets and infestation levels. Also, inform other parents if your child has come in contact with lice so that they can also have a chance at stopping it from becoming a full-blown infestation.
If you have any questions or need a head lice removal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Lice Clinics of America – Northern Virginia Lice Clinics, which proudly serves Woodbridge, Manassas, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Gainesville, Centreville, Bristow, Fairfax Station, Manassas Park, Quantico and surrounding areas in Virginia, 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 703-586-9398!