Fool-Proof Steps to Beat Super Lice

A mutated pest, super lice  have already taken over 25 states. But super lice aren’t something extraordinary. They are lice that are simply resistant to pyrethroids, a core chemical that’s found in most over-the-counter lice-lice removal products. To begin with, it’s very important to learn and understand that lice today, in general, are immune to OTC lice treatment solutions available. According to a latest study that was conducted in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, it was revealed that over 25 states in the U.S. have people infested with these genetically mutated bugs. Mr. Kyong Yoon, a professor at SIUE asserted in a study at the American Chemical Society that 104 out of the 109 head lice were tested and identified to be genetically mutated. And hence, were resistant to pyrethroids. However, treating super lice isn’t different from treating regular lice. Chemical treatments failed at eliminating head lice back then, and continue to today. Nonetheless, here are some basic, yet effective, strategies for getting rid of these pesky bugs:

Stay Informed

Being an informed parent can certainly keep your child safe from this nuisance, or at least allow for quick recovery. Treating head lice can be overwhelming for your child. This is why being aware, and educating your kids about it can simplify a lot of things. When you understand how lice work and how they spread, it becomes a lot easier to prevent them. You’ll also know where to turn for treatment should an infestation take over your home.

Prevent the Spread

When you learn that you or your child has super lice, the first line of defense is preventing the spread to other family members and friends. Try to avoid head-to-head contact and sharing of personal belongings. The CDC advises not to share hats, brushes, scarves, hair accessories, pillows, sheets and other possessions that can make head lice transferable. This is the ultimate key to prevention.

Comb It Out

When you know that OTC head lice treatments, products and lotions will do no good, resorting to pesticide free combing methods is the only sensible option. However, we understand that this can be quite time-consuming. If you’re having trouble with an infestation, allow us to help. At Lice Troopers, we make use of pesticide free and safe products and methods that help get rid of lice in a single sitting. Our custom lice comb is manufactured in Germany and ensures complete removal of lice and nits. It’s the number one comb for head lice removal and is also reusable as it can be disinfected. Book an appointment today at one of our locations to get lice-free.