Dallas, TX, July 17, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Dallas area families have come to associate summer with head lice and for good reason. According to LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service, the largest head lice removal service in the nation, the incidence of head lice starts to rise in early summer and continues on that trajectory through the fall. This year, the company is receiving nearly twice the number of calls as last year. LiceDoctors operates in 75 metro areas around the nation and Dallas is its largest market.
According to Wendy Beck, owner of LiceDoctors Head Lice Treament and Nit Removal Service, who has nearly 20 years experience in the lice field and has spoken on the subject nationally, there are reasons for the rise in incidence. First, over the past several years lice have mutated and adapted to chemical lice treatments that formerly were effective in killing head lice. "We have seen thousands of cases of families over the past 18 years who have used the chemical shampoos and still see live bugs in their hair. These resistant head lice are dubbed 'super lice" and they are often impervious to both OTC and prescription chemicals. To get rid of the eggs (nits) is a challenging chore unless you are trained. The nits stick to the hair shaft with glue and must be pulled out. These nits tend to camouflage so can be hard to find for the untrained eye. If you leave one or two nits, in the hair, they will hatch and then the problem perpetuates," Beck explains.
Add to this backdrop, the daily doings of summer where children are engaging in more head to head contact through informal play dates, at the local pool, or at summer camp, and you have a perfect storm for high lice incidence. In addition, with more down-time associated with the summer months, parents often notice cases that may have been brewing for a couple of months.
According to Beck, "Parents may try to treat lice on their own. Since it is not easy to put an end to a case of lice, they often end up calling us. LiceDoctors is proud of our track record. We have treated over 110,000 clients and have a 99.9% success rate. We maintain an 'A" rating with the Better Business Bureau. Clients love the privacy and convenience of our at-home service. We often hear that from them."
LiceDoctors is the only lice treatment service with a board certified physician on staff. Their physician-developed lice treatment plan is so effective because it addresses all stages of the life cycle of the louse. The step by step plan is implemented by the company's trained technicians and is backed up with a full guarantee.
LiceDoctors comes to your home at your earliest convenience, 365 days a year, day or evening. In Dallas and Fort Worth, call 214-382-9727 or go online to www.licedoctors.com. In Texas, the company also conducts lice treatment services in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso and all surrounding areas. Call 800-224-2537 for further information or to make an appointment.