Arlington, VA, July 15, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- After 18 years of lice treatment, Wendy Beck, owner of LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service, understands the cycle of the head lice and what to expect regarding head lice outbreaks. Even this seasoned professional is surprised at the number of calls coming in from Fairfax County and all over the metro Washington, D.C. area.
Summer means head lice outbreaks. The informality of the summer with its inherent preponderance of close head to head contact in the form of play dates, beach and swimming pool get-togethers, and summer camp attendance, gives
head lice have the opportunity to spread from one person to another.
According to Beck, "We are seeing more than double number of lice cases. Each year, we see a gain in the incidence of head lice. This year, we are seeing an unusually big gain in the number of cases as the lice are developing higher resistance to the chemical shampoo treatments."
LiceDoctors has recently dealt with families with head lice infestations in Alexandria, Fairfax, Vienna, Tysons Corner, Burke, Manassas, Falls Church, Arlington, Annandale, Reston, Springfield, Great Falls, McLean and others. The company has successfully treated over 110,000 clients and has an 'A" rating with the Better Business Bureau. The LiceDoctors all natural lice treatment protocol, which was created 18 years ago by the company's on-staff medical director, is backed up with a full guarantee.
Beck explains that the only means of putting to rest a case of head lice is to remove all the nits and bugs from the hair. The shell of the nit is impervious to chemicals so you have to use an effective lice treatment that involves physically extracting all nits from the hair shaft."
LiceDoctors offers some basic advice on ways to help minimize the risk of lice transmission. Children with long hair should wear their hair up in a pony tail or a braid to make the hair less accessible to lice. In addition, spraying a lice repellent or hair spray on the hair puts a protective layer around it and makes it harder for the bugs to grab on. If parents discover lice and nits, each nit must be taken out.
According to Beck, LiceDoctors views education as a key aspect of their work. "We educate families about how to identify lice, how to prevent lice infestations, how lice are passed along, and generally how to kill lice and nits. Our goal is to make sure that families have the know-how to deal with lice if they ever have it again in the future."
For same day, in home lice service in the Fairfax County, Virginia, area call 703-662-4519. In Virginia, the company also services families in Richmond, Charlottesville, and Virgina Beach areas and can be reached at 800-224-2537 or online at www.licedoctors.com.