Lice Charmers, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, reported that their lice clinics saw an average increase of 50 percent in lice activity from May to June of this year. Lice treatment requests have risen, perhaps as a result of the increase in socializing brought about by the loosening of pandemic restrictions.
“Customers have contacted us to book more appointments than usual for this time of the month,” said James, owner of Lice Charmers. “Over-the-counter remedies aren’t working. Lice, or ‘super lice,’ have developed resistance to the pesticides and chemicals used in them.” A full lice removal treatment takes about an hour and is 100 percent guaranteed.
James, the owner of Lice Charmers, states, “If you have children between the ages of 5 and 12, it would be wise to start doing regular lice checks before and after your children socialize with their friends or head to summer camp or family gatherings.”
The CDC estimates that 6-12 million infestations occur yearly in the U.S. among children 3-11 years of age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Head-to-head contact with an already infested person is the most common way to get head lice. Head-to-head contact is common during play at school, at home, and elsewhere, such as sports activities, the playground, slumber parties, and camps.”
James says, “First, poke through your child’s hair to look for evidence of head lice. The areas you want to focus on are around the ears and the crown of the head near the scalp. Look for lice eggs (nits) and live bugs. You can tell a lice egg from regular hair debris because it is harder to remove from the hair, but it will slide up and down it.”
"Get a high-quality, all-metal lice comb and comb through your head and your child’s, especially if anyone has an itchy scalp. Look for nits and lice. One adult louse can lay about a hundred eggs during her life span."
The company encourages people to tell parents and friends to check for head lice, remembering that earlier intervention can help to reduce the infestation level. With shelter-in-place orders being lifted, kids are playing together again, and summer camps are in session.
If one sees lice — or is unsure whether they have lice — visit a professional lice removal center such as Lice Charmers for a screening.
Lice products and over-the-counter treatments contain pesticides that are ineffective and not proven safe for health. Lice have developed into “super lice” and are resistant to many pesticides. Lice Charmers lice removal is safe and effective and provides solutions for any situation and budget.
Lice Charmers is the premier lice clinic serving the Portland, Oregon region, including lice removal Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Clackamas, lice removal Tualatin, lice removal Tigard, and surrounding areas. Lice Charmers head lice removal treatment is guaranteed to kill lice, lice eggs, and super lice in a single treatment. Lice Charmers offers professional lice screenings and professional grade lice treatment products for in-home and self-treatment.
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