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What to Do If There Is a Lice Outbreak in Your Child’s Classroom

As most parents of elementary school aged children will tell you, getting the dreaded lice letter from their kid’s schools always tends to send them into a state of panic, confusion and dread. The thought of creepy crawlies inhabiting their child’s

What to Do If There Is a Lice Outbreak in Your Child’s Classroom2018-11-28T23:42:03-05:00

New School Lice Policies on the Way

Imagine having to pick your child from school in the middle of the day because you receiveda call from the principal’soffice who dares to claim your child hashead lice! You take him home, spend hours combing through his hair with a

New School Lice Policies on the Way2018-11-28T23:37:16-05:00

Head Lice Misconceptions

As many as 6–12 million people in the US get infested with head lice on an annual basis. It’s natural, then, to want to find out as much as you can about these bugs. This can become unnecessarily difficult because of the

Head Lice Misconceptions2018-11-28T23:29:03-05:00

Can Head Lice Survive Cold Weather?

You would think that during the cold winter months, there would be fewer pests around. While this is true for outdoor bugs, it isn’t the case with indoor insects like head lice. If you’re a parent wondering if the chilly weather

Can Head Lice Survive Cold Weather?2018-11-28T23:24:03-05:00

Head Lice and Home Treatments—How Effective Are They?

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, anywhere from 6 to 12 million people get infected with head lice every single year! Many of these affected people choose to go the home treatment route instead of going to

Head Lice and Home Treatments—How Effective Are They?2018-11-27T00:57:33-05:00

Family Hairlooms: Dealing With Head Lice as a Team

Through thick and thin; through sickness and health; come rain, come snow—a family that sticks together stays together. Sure, there are times when we wish we had a choice in choosing our family. Sure, there are times when Dad’s cringey jokes

Family Hairlooms: Dealing With Head Lice as a Team2018-11-26T23:52:29-05:00

Nibble With a Cause: Are Lice Bites Infectious?

There comes a time in our lives where we learn to expect the unexpected. Tangoing with the thunderbolt of surprises Fate sometimes throws our way, we’ve come to accept that things don’t always go as we plan. Going to a meeting

Nibble With a Cause: Are Lice Bites Infectious?2018-11-26T23:30:54-05:00

The Problems with Revoking the “No Nits” Policy in Schools

There’s been a lot of discussion regarding whether it’s fair to force kids to miss out on school for having lice and nits. In many schools across the country the old “No Nits” policy has been revoked on the grounds that

The Problems with Revoking the “No Nits” Policy in Schools2018-11-24T03:24:03-05:00

Social Stigma Surrounding Head-Scratchers

It’s known that lice don’t present any immediate dangers to their host. They don’t carry bacteria and nor do they cause diseases. However, despite being free of diseases, there still is huge stigma around those that have lice. There’s an “irk

Social Stigma Surrounding Head-Scratchers2018-11-24T03:00:46-05:00

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