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Resistant Head Lice Frustrate Minneapolis Families

It's peak lice season in Minneapolis and parents are dealing with head lice that are highly resistant to chemical lice treatments. LiceDoctors Lice Treatment Service reports that when there is a seasonal "invasion" of lice, it is especially important for parents to know that chemical shampoos are no longer effective in eradicating lice.

Minneapolis, MN, August 01, 2017 --( Summer-time means that families in the Minneapolis area are dealing with head lice infestations. As children attend camp and go to the local pool and on play dates, they have ample opportunity to spread lice. According to Wendy Beck, owner of Minneapolis lice removal service, LiceDoctors, head to head contact is the primary mode of spreading head lice.

Head lice have been exposed to chemical lice treatments, such as pyrethroids, for so long that they often develop an immunity. These resistant lice are called super lice and they have been around for a long time. Last year a biologist Kyong Yoon, an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, released findings that showed that super lice are in almost every state including Minnesota. According to Dr. Yoon, “We found out that the frequency was 98.3 percent,” Yoon said. “I think it’s pretty much clear that resistance … it’s everywhere in the United States.” The results of the study were published in the Journal of Medical Entomology.

What is a parent to do when his or her child comes home with head lice? While the inclination may be to run to the drug store, Beck has a better solution, "LiceDoctors makes house calls and we have effectively eliminated head lice in over 300,000 clients with no side effects...ever! We have a medical doctor on staff and all of our technicians use chemical-free lice treatments that ensure that the lice case is defeated. We have been doing this for 20 years and it works and comes with a full guarantee. Parents love the convenience of our in-home lice treatment. We arrive at your home in an unmarked car to provide you with absolute privacy in the comfort of your home and our prices are lower that most salons. You can't beat it!"

Head lice plague a reported 12 million children annually. Robin L., mother of 3 girls in Minneapolis, reports, "When my youngest started scratching, I knew we were in trouble. My girls are close...too close when it comes to head lice, and they all had it. Luckily, I knew from my friends failures not to expose my kids to chemicals, especially since they often don't work. My pediatrician recommended LiceDoctors and that is what we did. I can say with assurance that it was money well spent!"

Beck adds, "We always tell parents that it's the head not the house that needs treatment. Don't waste time cleaning and vacuuming and bagging because lice and only survive one day off the host."

If you encounter lice in Minneapolis, LiceDoctors can be reached at 612-328-9210 or online at LiceDoctors makes house calls day or night, 356 days a year.
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