LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment Service Reports that Tampa Faces Lice Outbreak

LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service is seeing a spike in the incidence of head lice in the Tampa, Florida region. The company typically sees a spike in the number of cases after the holidays when families have been in close contact but is reporting record numbers of cases pre-holiday season.

Tampa, FL, November 28, 2013 --( LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service reports that there is a surge in the number of cases that it is seeing in Tampa, Florida and surrounding areas. Wendy Beck, owner of LiceDoctors, states that the increase in incidence of lice is unusual for this time of the year, but is typical for after the Thanksgiving holiday when families are in close contact with each other. Generally, lice are transmitted through head to head contact. Beck attributes the increase to the growing resistance of lice to chemical shampoos.

Over the past several years, lice have mutated and adapted to chemical lice treatments that formerly were effective. In addition, some of the more efficacious chemicals have been removed as they were deemed dangerous. "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. The hearty strains of lice are dubbed "super lice." The only way to eliminate the nits is to physically pull them from the hair. The problem is that the nits are difficult to find and it often takes the trained eye of a professional to get them all out. If a couple of nits remain in the hair, the case will persist," reports Beck.

LiceDoctors now services over 50 major cities and nearby towns across the nation including Farifax County, Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland, making it the largest head lice treatment company in the country.

LiceDoctors combines the expertise and resources of a national lice removal services with the accessibility and personal touch of a local business. According to Beck, one of the pioneers in the professional head lice service industry with national renown, "LiceDoctors is proud of our heritage. We are able to apply the knowledge, credibility, and experience of nearly 20 years treating families with the personal touch of a local treatment service."

LiceDoctors promises families that its lice treatment protocol, which was developed by its board-certified medical director, is backed with a full guarantee. Each of the lice technicians is rigorously trained and each has had lice removal experience before joining the company.

LiceDoctors services the Tampa area including Brandon, Citrus Park, Clearwater, Dade City, Lakeland, Lake Magdalene, Land O’ Lakes, Largo, Lutz, New Port Richey, Pinellas Park, Plant City, Safety Harbor, Saint Petersburg, Tarpon Springs, and others. LiceDoctors is available in 60 cities across the U.S. including Fort Myers, Orlando, Sarasota, and Jacksonville areas of Floriday. LiceDoctors can be reached in Tampa at 813-438-2323 or on their web site at
Wendy Beck