Published on October 27, 2017
Where are kids most likely to pick up a case of head lice? If you said “school” or “the classroom,” you’re absolutely right. As recent epidemics throughout Florida have shown, once even one case of this parasite hits the classroom, it isn’t long before the whole school is infested. Is there any way to avoid a mass epidemic?
The good news is, there is. When schools and parents take the proper precautions, it’s possible to stop these bugs in their tracks, before they take over the entire school. Lice Troopers partners with area schools and families to help prevent lice in schools and keep infestations at bay.
This starts with education. When school administrators, teachers and parents understand this condition, where the bugs and nits from and how they are passed, it’s easier to take the steps that help prevent an outbreak in the first place. If an epidemic should hit, they’ll know how to limit the spread.
To keep classrooms bug free, we encourage parents to check their children regularly. The head louse parasite can live several weeks in a child’s hair without manifesting symptoms, yet the child could be passing it throughout the household and around the classroom unawares. Regular checks, followed by prompt treatment if necessary, helps keep a case of lice contained.
In addition to helping schools conduct school-wide screenings, we also offer Lice Free Membership plans for schools which include regular screenings as well as discounts for parents on treatment. It’s like lice insurance for the school, and teachers and administrators love it! Stopping an epidemic before it starts decreases absences and keeps kids in the classroom. Not to mention the hassle and stress that are saved when teachers don’t have to deal with the nightmare of a school-wide outbreak.
For more information on how we partner with schools and the community to help prevent epidemics, or to schedule an appointment, house call or school consultation, please visit our website at: www.LiceTroopers.com or call 1-800-403-LICE.
We now have two Miami treatment center locations to serve you:
Bay Harbor Lice Treatment Center, 1005 Kane Concourse, Suite 212, Bay Harbor Island, FL
33154 Coral Gables Lice Treatment Clinic, 2100 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33154