Chicago Area Kids See Peak Incidence of Head Lice as School Year Commences

LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service in the Chicago area reports that calls from anxious parents about head lice infestations are at a peak as the new school year begins. Parents now increasingly look to professionals, like LiceDoctors, for help dealing with this frustrating problem.

Chicago, IL, September 17, 2014 --( What has six legs, no wings, lives on children's heads and drives parents crazy? If you guessed head lice, you are correct. Mention the words head lice to parents and you will usually see a look of terror on their faces. Head lice have become common-place and according to experts are particularly common with the start of school as well as after school vacations.

According to lice experts at LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service in Chicago, there is a likelihood that families today will have to deal with head lice in either an offensive or defensive mode, meaning eradicating a case in their kids or trying to prevent their children from picking up a case from friends.

As the school year launches in the Chicago area, many parents are faced with the head lice problem. According to school nurse, Jill Moss of Glencoe, "Back to school as well as after winter vacations are the busiest time for head lice. At the start of the school year, after kids have spent the summer at camp, they have a higher risk of carrying head lice." Ms. Moss explains that Glencoe schools have a "no nit" policy in place to prevent the spread of lice within the classrooms.

"This year we are seeing an increase in the incidence of head lice among school age children in Chicago and surrounding areas including Deer Park, Evanston, Glencoe, Highland Park, Hinsdale, Kennelworth, Lake Forest, Orland Park, Palatine, Skokie, Willmette, Winnetka and many other areas," reports Wendy Beck of LiceDoctors, who has been treating families with head lice for 19 years, and has spoken on the subject in venues across the U.S.

Beck explains that head lice are very resilient creatures and have become more so in recent years as they have become resistant to chemical shampoo products. "Parents use these treatments and then see live bugs crawling around the head. We get calls from a lot of dispirited parents. In order to put an end to case of a ice, you must clean all of the nits or eggs from the hair. That is a time-consuming process and is very difficult to do if you are not trained to recognize eggs That's where LiceDoctors comes in."

LiceDoctors employs a step by step treatment plan that was developed nearly 20 years ago by its physician medical director. It is an all-natural plan and is backed with the company's guarantee and the Better Business Bureau.

LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service can be contacted in the Chicago area including suburbs at 312-765-7266 or at LiceDoctors makes house calls every day or night of the week at the client's convenience.
Wendy Beck