Austin, TX, April 07, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- As spring arrives in full bloom to the Austin area, it brings with it a lot of beauty but, alas, an unwanted visitor as well: head lice. As the weather warms up and there is more socializing among school aged children, head lice have the opportunity to spread from one person to another. Head lice are generally transmitted via head to head contact and spring marks the beginning of "lice season".
According to Karen Sokoloff of LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service, "We are seeing a doubling in the number of lice cases. Each year, we see a gain in the incidence of head lice. This year, we are seeing an unusually steep climb in the number of cases as the lice are developing greater resistance to the chemical treatments."
Sokoloff says that calls are coming in from the Austin area from Bastrop, Cedar reek, Dripping Springs, Garfield, Georgetown, Killeen, Kyle, Leander, Lockhart, Pflugerville, San Marcos, and many other towns.
While it is impossible guarantee that you can prevent head lice from spreading, there are some techniques that parents can use to help minimize lice transmission. Children with long hair should wear their hair up in a bun, pony tail or a braid to make the hair less accessible to lice. In addition, spray a natural repellent on the hair makes it harder for the bugs to attach to the hair. If parents discover lice and nits, every nit must be removed from the hair.
Sokoloff explains that the advantages of an at-home professional lice treatment service are "We come to you and we know how to identify lice and nits. Both lice and nits camouflage and can be difficult for the untrained eye to detect. In addition, families often waste time and money on chemical treatments that don't work. Lice have mutated and are very resistant to chemical lice medications. Chemical lice shampoos often do not kill these bugs which are called 'super lice'. Also, we urge parents not to waste time and money on lice treatments for the home. Lice only live off the head for a day so it's lice on the head that need to be treated."
According to Sokoloff, LiceDoctors sees education as a key aspect of what they do. "We educate families about how to identify lice, how to prevent lice infestations, how lice are transmitted, how to comb nits from the hair, and generally how to kill lice and nits. This way, they will be armed should they ever face head lice in the future."
LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service can be reached in the Austin area at 512-318-2929. LiceDoctors is available in 70 cities or counties around the U.S. and can be found on line at www.licedoctors.com. The company has a board-certified medical director on staff and has successfully treated over 100,000 families. LiceDoctors has an "A" rating with the Better Business Bureau.