Tis the Season…To Prevent Head Lice

Spring and summer present a time where kids are changing their social circles and that means Head Lice are on the move!
It is a fact, when kids attend camps, sleepovers, sporting events where helmets are used, lice outbreaks occur. So, what does a parent do?
The following tips and tricks for prevent head lice:

  • Use Ladibugs Lice Prevention: Shampoo, conditioner, mint spray, detangler
  • Put long hair back in pony tail, bun, braids.
  • DO NOT share hats, helmets, combs, brushes, hair accessories.
  • Avoid head to head contact if possible… limit group selfies!

Statistically head lice affects an estimated 12-20 million people in the US every year. Once a child has head lice, 85% of their siblings will acquire, 65% of moms and 10% of care givers. As you can see head lice is not only a childhood issue but a family issue. It is always a good idea to do frequent head checks before and after camps to ensure no lice are brought back to the home environment. You will want to look at the first half inch of the hair shaft from the scalp out for tiny tear drop shaped nits/eggs. You will know for sure if the tear drop shaped nit/egg is attached tightly to the hair shaft. It will be unable to be brushed off hair shaft unlike dry scalp or dandruff.

One of the most important pieces of advice is to talk to the parents in your social circles if your child does acquire lice. Let others who have been around your children know. Lice is not something to be embarrassed by as lice likes clean hair and knows no socioeconomic differences. By being upfront and honest with those in your friend circles it will help massive outbreaks and lessen the time and financial commitment to treating these pesky parasites!

For more resources on head lice go to and you will find photos, FAQ’s and where to buy prevention products. The time is now to prevent lice so they don’t wreak havoc on your summer!

Help your Family Prevent Head Lice


Help your family prevent head lice by following some tips we gave our friends at WCCO this morning.


Edward Moody from WCCO, stopped over (along with Dave) to our Hopkins head lice center location to learn a few tips on how to prevent head lice. Christina demonstrated how our FDA cleared medical device works and what to expect during the louse removal process.

Rachel Knutson, Co-founder of Ladibugs, Inc. shared a few tips on how to prevent head lice. Some of these tips include:

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Prevent head lice

September is head lice awareness month and it is more important than ever to understand what head lice is, how to treat it and most importantly how to prevent it.

Remember that Ladibugs does free head checks. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact out hotline 1-855-804-8889.


Heading Back-to-School Head Lice Free

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Heading back-to-school head lice free


Back-to-school is the time of the year where parents need to be aware of head lice.

As kids go back to school, they may be bringing home more in their backpacks than their school books this September. They’re creepy, they’re crawly and they’re much more than an inconvenience. Ask any parent who has ever had to deal with lice and they will tell you they can wreak havoc on the household. But now there is help available for parents to both prevent and deal with the little critters.

September is Lice Awareness month and there are an estimated six to 12 million infestations in the United States each year. Make sure to check your children for head lice.

Ladibugs offers free head lice checks during the month of September in any of the Ladibugs Lice center locations: Hopkins, Woodbury and Rochester.

Check out the tips to head back to School head lice free we gave to our KSTP-TV friends.