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.

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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.

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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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