Summer is here… and so are Head Lice!

Free Head Checks Offered throughout out the Summer!

Hopkins, Minn. (June, 28, 2013) –Summer is here, and so are head lice!  Between the slumber parties, summer camps, and backyard adventures, lice have an even higher rate of infestation than during the school year! So what is the best way to avoid contracting lice? Ladibugs, Inc. has tips to prevent head lice for parents, camp counselors and childcare experts.

After experiencing the headache of lice with their own children multiple times, registered nurses and Minnesota moms Lisa Rudquist and Rachel Knutson knew there had to be a better way to treat these critters than with harsh chemicals.  Rudquist and Knutson worked with a chemist, and created a non-toxic serum and mousse, and an all-natural and organic shampoo, conditioner and leave-in mint spray that are natural lice repellants. Their products are now available across the country at more than 2,000 Great Clips locations as well as other specialty retail outlets and online at  In addition to their hair care product line, they opened lice removal centers located in Hopkins and Rochester, which families can come to for both elimination and prevention.

Here are a few tips parents, camp counselors and childcare experts should keep in mind to spare their children and families from an infestation:

•Avoid head-to-head contact during play, sleepovers, or other activities at home, the beach and elsewhere.

• Don’t share combs, brushes or towels. Do not share clothing such as hats, scarves, coats, hair ribbons or barrettes.

• Once lice are in a family, 85 percent of siblings, 65 percent of moms and 10 percent of dads become infected. Re-check everyone in a household where a lice infestation has been confirmed every few days for at least 10-15 days after an outbreak.

“Lice is a year round issue however in the summer children are being exposed to a completely different circle of friends which brings lice to a “head”.” said Rachel Knutsen, co-founder of Ladibugs.  “They are heading off to camp with children from around the United States sharing pillows, towels and hair accessories.  They are heading off to the ball field with children from different cities and sharing helmets.  Lice is spread in only a matter of 30 seconds of head to head contact so therefore Lice becomes an even larger issue during the summer months than when the children are in school. “

Due to the high head lice infestation rates this summer, Ladibugs has special offers throughout the summer to help prevent head lice. During the month of July, buy one Ladibugs prevention product at regular price and receive another product of equal or lesser value half off. This head lice prevention offer is only valid at any Ladibugs treatment center.

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About Ladibugs, Inc.

Ladibugs, Inc. was founded in May 2010 as a head lice removal company by two moms and registered nurses, Lisa Rudquist and Rachel Knutson. Since opening, Ladibugs, Inc. has treated more than 5,000 cases, opened Minnesota’s first lice removal center, developed its own line of organic and chemical-free lice removal and prevention products, and is the only Minnesota company licensed to use the FDA-approved AirAllé device. For more information on Ladibugs, Inc., visit or