Head lice make no plans to take vacations from our heads during the summer months. Rather, spring and summer are perfect times for these opportunist pests to pounce. While kids change social circles–from school to summer activities–head lice look to hitch a ride along! Ladibugs offers chemical free head lice treatment throughout Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.
Whether it is at summer camps, sleepovers, or family vacations, a lice outbreak may occur whenever children spend an extended amount of time around one another. It is important before sending your children off for an enjoyable summer, to plan ahead with simple preventative measures to minimize any potential risks for head lice.
First, before leaving on vacation or dropping your children off at summer camp, you need to ensure head lice are not coming along with you. That said, it is important to recognize the symptoms of a lice infestation: a tickling feeling of something moving in the hair; excessive itching; irritability and difficulty sleeping (head lice are active in the dark); and sores on the head (caused by scratching). While these are revealing signs, many children are not aware they may have an infestation in the first place as symptoms may take two weeks to develop in some instances. You may search online for ‘lice removal near me’ to find a solution. If your child does show symptoms, call the 24-hour Ladibugs helpline to speak with a team of lice treatment professionals or visit in-person at the Ladibugs clinic.
Surely, lice are pesky and persistent critters that are difficult to identify at first glance. However, there are simple and effective measures you and your family can take to keep these intruders off your head. Our specialists at Ladibugs in Hopkins, Minnesota recommend those who have long hair to put it up in a ponytail, a bun, or braids. They also stress children not to share hats, helmets, combs, brushes, or any other items that come into contact with the head. While the sentiment is appreciated, children sharing these items that contain strands of their hair are sure-fire ways of transmitting head lice to one another. Use of Ladibugs products such as its shampoo, conditioner, mint spray, and detangler are all safe and natural methods to ward off head lice. Consistent use of these products will act as an effective repellent against potential infestations. When it comes to lice removal mn, we’ve got you covered.
Despite preventative measures, if lice still find their way onto your child’s head, Consumer Reports advocates that you avoid chemical products, such as Rid or Nix, that contain ingredients that may cause painful side effects like inflamed skin and chemical burns. In addition, research is finding that head lice are developing resistance to these powerful chemicals anyways. Instead, the nonprofit organization advises for safer and natural forms of treatment. Scheduling an appointment with Ladibugs’ Hopkins clinic ensures a quick and stress-free alternative to potentially harmful and ineffective chemical products. With only three steps, Ladibugs provides pesticide-free products to not only eliminate head lice, but also any nits, eggs, or debris that are likely left behind after removal.
According to the CDC, an estimated 12 million infestations among children (ages 3 to 11) occur each year in the United States. There is no need to panic as it can be just as common as a cold. By practicing preventative measures, you can help lower your child’s risk of an infestation. If one does happen, give Ladibugs a call or visit and have it sorted out so your family can go on to enjoy the Minnesota summer!