Summer is upon us in Seattle which means the incidence of head lice soars. At LiceDoctors Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service, the number of cases we treat each month of the summer and fall is double or triple the number in winter months.
Why The Increase In Lice?
There are several reasons for the increase in nits and lice. For one thing, as with other bugs, lice like warmth and the weather is more conducive to lice reproduction. Another reason behind the jump in head lice infestations is that children play together more in the warmer weather and therefore have more opportunity to transmit lice from head to head. The primary vehicle for passing along lice is head to head contact. With less homework and fewer after-school obligations, children spend more time together.
In addition, children at camp tend to be in close contact with each other–whether at day camp or sleep-away camp. Also, parents and children are together more with unstructured time -giving parents the opportunity to notice the lice and nits in the hair. As schedules may be quieter, often parents discover lice that children picked up in school. In addition, nits are more visible with outside light so parents are more likely to see the nits when outside.
Nits Must be Removed Physically By Hand
It is essential to physically remove all nits from the hair; if even 2 nits are left in the hair then the case will start all over again. The nits can be hard to find as they camouflage with the hair. To be sure that the job is done correctly, call LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment Service. We provide in-home treatment in Seattle and surrounding areas including Olympia and we use a physician-directed all-natural ingredients protocol that we have used successfully for over 18 years. Best of all, we offer 100% guarantee.
Don’t let lice ruin your summer. Call us at 206-316-8637 to set up an appointment at your convenience day or night or find us at www.licedoctors.com.