Are your kids heading off to camp this summer? If so I bet they’re excited. But, guess what…head lice are just as excited for a new crop of children to infest!
As lice have grown more and more resistant to the usual over-the-counter treatment, the prevalence of lice infestation at summer camps has steadily been on the rise especially in the San Fernando Valley. We have seen outbreaks from Northridge to Agoura Hills and Simi Valley just in the past few weeks!
Just remember, as school lets out and your children are happily headed for camp, check their scalps regularly to ward off an infestation. Vigilant screening helps to reduce the spread of those pesky little infestations.
Make sure you perform the checks in areas with good lighting. Look over the entire head, especially around the ears and at the back of the neck. Nits will be white/brown and oval in shape and are usually attached to the hair shaft close to the scalp. Remember to perform these checks regularly throughout the summer to catch infestations early and prevent further spreading.
It’s important to educate your children on head lice prevention as this can help ensure they come back home lice free. Children are especially at risk because they love to share clothes and hats so remember to remind them that this is risky behavior! If your child has long hair, make sure they wear it up and out of the way.
Remember that no matter how many preventative measures you take, your child may still end up with head lice. That’s why Natural Choice Lice Removal is always just a phone call away – Contact us day or night for chemical free lice removal that is safe for your entire family.
If you are concerned about a possible outbreak at your child’s camp, Natural Choice Lice Removal provides screenings and education that can help. Visit us online at www.naturalchoiceliceremoval.com or call us at (818) 577-3593!
Natural Choice Lice Removal offers family safe, chemical free lice removal in the comfort of your own home. Our lice removal and treatment methods are the best you can get when it comes to eliminating head lice. We serve the San Fernando and Simi Valleys. Call for an appointment or for more information.