Back to School Means Tulsa Families Tussle with Head Lice

LiceDoctors Lice Treatment Service reports that several families are facing head lice challenges as children contract cases from classmates. September is peak head lice season and this year is no exception.

Tulsa, OK, September 22, 2017 --( Jessica C. poses the questions that she says are on everyone's mind among her group of young mom friends in Tulsa, Oklahoma: "Why are so many of my friends' kids being diagnosed with head lice now? When we were young, we hardly ever heard about head lice. What is going on?" According to LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service, the country's largest head lice treatment service, the incidence of head lice starts to grow in early summer and continues on that path through the back-to-school months. LiceDoctors operates in 125 metro areas around the nation including in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

According to Wendy Beck, owner of LiceDoctors Head Lice Treament and Nit Removal Service, who is an expert in the field with 20 years experience, there are multiple reasons behind the rise in incidence. First,over the past several years lice have evolved to develop a resistance to chemical lice treatments that formerly were effective in killing head lice. "We have seen thousands of cases of families who have tried the chemical lice treatments and have failed to eradicate the case. To get rid of the eggs (nits) is an overwhelming task unless you know what you are doing, which takes training. The eggs glue themselves to the hair shaft and have to be pulled off. The shell is translucent and they camouflage in the hair making them hard to see if your are not trained and have the proper equipment.If you leave behind a couple of nits, then you have not eliminated the case," Beck explains.

When school is in full swing and children are engaging in more head to head contact through sports, group projects, or informal play dates, there is increased chance of passing along these unwanted critters. Head to head contact is the primary means of transmitting lice. In addition, with more unstructured time that comes along with the summer months, parents often notice cases that may have been percolating in the hair for a couple of months.

According to Beck, "Parents sometimes attempt to deal with the case on their own which can be a source of frustration. LiceDoctors is proud of our track record. We have treated over 110,000 clients and have a 99.9% success rate. We have an 'A" rating with the Better Business Bureau. Clients love the privacy and convenience of our at-home service."

LiceDoctors is the only lice treatment service with a board certified physician on staff. Their physician-developed lice treatment plan is so effective because it addresses all stages of the life cycle of the louse. The step by step plans are implemented by the company's trained technicians and is backed up with a full guarantee.

LiceDoctors makes house calls day and night, 7 days a week. Cities in the Tulsa area that receive house calls are Barnsdall, Bartlesville, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Carbondale, Catoosa, Cherokee, Claremore, Collinsville, Coweta, Dawson, East Tulsa, Garnett, Glenpool, Henryetta, Jenks, Lynn Lane, Mingo, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Owasso, Pawhuska, Ponca City, Prattville, Pryor Creek, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tahlequah, Tulsa*, Washington, Wagoner, West Tulsa and many more.

For further information about LiceDoctors at-home head lice treatment and nit removal service in Tulsa call 918-236-8596 or go online to
Wendy Beck