Nashville, TN, May 06, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Tennessee cities of Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville are seeing record levels of head lice according to LiceDoctors, the national head lice company with a presence in all three cities. Warmer weather always translates to a surge in the incidence of head lice, but this year the increase is greater than ever.
LiceDoctors owner, Wendy Beck, attributes this increase to two major factors: growing resistance of lice to chemical shampoo treatments and closer contact among children who enjoy more outdoor play in the spring and summer. Beck explains, "You've got kids playing softball and baseball who share helmets and you have kids climbing all over each other in outdoor play. If one child has a case of head lice, before you know it the whole neighborhood could have it."
Like it or not, head lice have become a part of our existence. Since it is difficult to absolutely avoid lice, Beck cautions, "Check your children's heads regularly. If you find bugs or nits, don't panic. If you have the time, ability, inclination, and patience to meticulously pick out every nit, then give it a try. If not, call in a professional service."
LiceDoctors can be reached in Nashville at 615-953-0047, in Memphis at 901-305-8819 and in Knoxville at 865-643-8382 or online at www.licedoctors.com.