September is head lice prevention month, which is a perfect time to learn what the experts know about detecting head lice. The fastest and most effective method to detect lice is by using a high quality lice comb. Learning the finer points of how to comb-out your child’s hair, then doing it on a weekly basis will ensure your child never has a full blown lice party.
Ahh, the alarm bells that go off when parents hear the words “head lice”, it’s akin to hearing that they have squirrels in their attic. Although I know some parents who would take squirrels over head lice given the choice.
We’ve all heard the common adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is especially the case when it comes to head lice. According to the CDC, 5-10% of school age children have head lice www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/epi.html. And, although those aren’t bad odds, the time, effort, and money it takes to get rid of head lice makes parents want to do whatever they can to prevent it in the first place.