Summer is over and our kids are officially back in school. There’s a lot of excitement over the new school year, but remember: pesky lice are also going back to school. Don’t worry! Here are some quick facts about kids’ head lice and how you can prevent them.
Head lice are most active in August and September, so it’s important to look for these pests in the months that your kids are starting school. Head lice are typically found in dark, warm environments, such as under a ponytail. Symptoms and signs include itching, feelings of small movement on your head, irritability, and sores from frequent scratching.
Treatment should be done at the first sign of your kids having head lice. There are over-the-counter and prescription options for treatment, and if treatment is done before eggs are laid, then only one treatment will be needed. If not, kids will typically need multiple treatments because lice can lay up to 10 eggs daily.
Head lice can be some of the worst pests that your kids will face, but they’re not the only ones. Take a look at our blog to see other pests that can affect you and your kids and feel free to contact us if and when you need any help with the pests in your life!
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