Don’t Give the Gift of Lice This Holiday Season, Keep Fort Collins Lice Free

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As the Holidays are right around the corner, make sure you have you and your loved ones covered from head lice issues. We can see an increase in head lice cases as more families are bunking together and have longer periods of time spent together during the special season. Therefore, there are opportunities for head lice cases to occur. Although head lice aren’t able to jump, fly, hop, or swim to their next victim, they find their way by crawling. Head lice are spread by direct contact with the hair of an infected person. So how do you protect yourself this Holiday Season? Here are some tips:

  • If you are spending the night away with family or friends, bring your own pillows.
  • Make sure no one is sharing combs, brushes, or other hair type accessories, especially kids.
  • It is also important to not share hats, scarves, or other surfaces which the head lice may be able to crawl to and latch on to their next victim from.
  • If you notice scratching or discomfort from a little one (family member or friend), make sure to look through the hair near a source of bright light, this can help you identify if a possible infestation has occurred. Note that these bugs move very quickly on the scalp and hair.

Being with family, friends, and loved ones during the Holidays is what the season is all about. Even though the kids may be out of school for the Holiday break, head lice can still spread. If a lice outbreak is detected or you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact us! At Lice Clinics of America in Fort Collins, Colorado, our heated removal process is the only guaranteed way to remove lice in 1 quick, easy, and safe treatment, so your kids can get back to enjoying their time off. We all know head lice is the one thing no one wants to be regifted! So call us today to schedule an appointment at (970) 233-8787!

Back to School – Keep Fort Collins and Weld County, CO Lice Free

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If you have a child(ren) headed back to school soon in Fort Collins and Weld County, CO, you will want to add ‘check my child’s head’ to your back to school to-do list. Having your child’s head checked by a trained professional for head lice before they go back to school will save you time and money.

Lice Clinics of America in Fort Collins recommends getting your child’s head checked for lice by a trained professional a couple weeks before school starts because children are the ones most susceptible to getting lice in the first place. Back to school means your child(ren) will be amongst a lot more children and more often than during the summer. It is these close encounters that make spreading lice a lot easier, as 97% of head lice cases are spread by head to head contact. Additionally, according to the FDA 6 to 12 million children in the US are infested with head lice each year. Make sure your child(ren) isn’t a part of these itchy statistics.


If your child does test positive for lice you will have enough time to effectively get rid of the lice before school even starts with our 3-step process, including our exclusive warm air technology which is 99%+ effective in killing both lice and their eggs. We would hate for you to waste your time and money on systems that don’t work. Traditional drug store products no longer work because Super Lice have adapted and are pesticide resistant. We have performed over 200,000 treatments with less than a 1% re-treatment rate–our system works.


Before your child(ren) starts school this fall in Fort Collins and Weld County, CO, do yourself, your child(ren), and other classmates a favor to get their head checked for lice. It will put your mind at ease if they don’t have it and you, as well as, everyone else around you will be extremely thankful if you did catch the head lice in time!


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Study: Lice are becoming resistant to over-the-counter treatments

A new study, soon to be published in the Journal of Epidemiology, found the resistant bugs now exist in 48 states. Over-the-counter sprays and shampoos do little to kill the ‘super lice.’

At the Lice Clinics of America, they use medical devices cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to treat lice with heat.

“You have taken away what all organisms need for survival — water — so you have completely desiccated the egg,” said William Boswell, co-owner of Lice Clinics of America Denver.

According to Dr. J. Marshall Clark, who co-authored the study, 2,000 lice were found at 138 sites in 48 states. Alaska and West Virgina were not part of the research. Super lice were found in all states, but in Michigan, New Jersey, North Dakota, New Mexico, Oregon and New York, the lice are not fully resistant yet.

“This is an analogy, and I don’t know if it’s scientific, but if you think in terms of if you have an illness, and you take antibiotics,” said Boswell. “Then, all of a sudden, you stop taking the antibiotics midway, you could have a super infection.”

Lice spread through head-to-head contact, when people take ‘selfie’ pictures together, or when people share brushes and combs.

They are a hearty species that have outlasted the test of time and home remedies.

The CDC estimates there are six to 12 million lice infestations every year in children three to 11 years old.

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