Buffalo, NY, September 17, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- It's September and that means national Head Lice Awareness Month. Buffalo's LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service, with nearly 20 years in the field, is more aware than most about the havoc that is wreaked by head lice.
As children return to school after a summer of socializing with friends and frolicking at the town pool, they have a higher than average chance of bringing with them unwanted critters: head lice. According to leading lice expert and owner of LiceDoctors, Karen Sokoloff, "September is the apex of lice occurrence. We are inundated with phone calls now from overwhelmed parents. The prime targets for head lice are preschoolers and elementary school children who tend to place in close contact with each other. Lice crawl from head to head as the primary way of being transmitted. Because lice mutate over time, they are largely resistant to chemical shampoos. The way to get rid of lice is to extricate them from the hair. That can be a big challenge unless you have a lot of experience, which is why parents often call us for help."
LiceDoctors offers some helpful hints to parents on lice removal. First ensure that what you are dealing with is, in fact, head lice. Dandruff is white and flakey. Nits (eggs) are translucent and house a brown baby bug. They glue to the hair shaft and must be squeezed or pulled off. Check your children regularly. Lice are very common and not everyone feels itchy. The best way to check children is to bring them outdoors or by a window and see if the light reflects off the translucent eggs. "If you find a case of lice in one child, by all means check the rest of the family," says Sokoloff. "Lice are very contagious. If a child has it, odds are that mom has it as well. Siblings also are likely candidates." LiceDoctors also recommends telling your child's friends so that everyone gets checked and treated if need be. Otherwise, there will be a vicious cycle of passing along lice, clearing it up, getting it again, etc.
Sokoloff also advises that "Lice do not hop or jump. They crawl from head to head. The closer the contact with others, the more likely it is that lice will be transmitted. Lice feed from blood in the head and don't like to leave one head unless there is a ready food source i.e. another head. Lice die within a day or so when off of a head."
Many people find it more time and cost-efficient to hire a professional service to come to the home and treat the problem. Sokoloff recommends that whatever service you use be certified by the Better Business Bureau and also that it guarantee its work. LiceDoctors has been helping families to eliminate head lice case for many years and has cleared up cases in over 100,000 clients. The company has a doctor on staff who developed the company's all natural protocol nearly 20 years ago.
For home visits in the Buffalo, NY area, LiceDoctors can be reached at 716-261-9560. LiceDoctors also offers the convenience and privacy of home visits in upstate New York in the Albany, Rochester, Syracuse areas as well as in metro New York City. For further information, visit the web site at www.licedoctors.com.