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Lice Infestation Up Nationally 30-40%

Could Climate Change Be The Cause?

As super lice, the highly resistant strain of head lice, are beginning to rear their heads in Europe, the pressure is on for scientists and manufacturers to develop stronger pesticides. Currently, head lice affects 6-12 million individuals in the United States each year. But as the lice get stronger and more resistant, that number is expected to increase.

While overuse of pesticides has led to the problem of resistant strains, according to Cosmetics Design Europe, climate change may also be playing a role in their proliferation, as warmer winters and rainier springs have helped keep their numbers strong.

While the medical and scientific communities will continue to seek stronger chemicals, all-natural services like Lice Troopers in Miami caution parents against the use of pesticides on their children’s heads. The long-term effect of these treatments is unknown, and short-term side effects can include rashes and skin irritation, respiratory conditions and seizures.

Lice Troopers, like the National Pediculosis Association, favor the combing method. While this is a highly effective way of getting rid of super lice, it is time consuming and tedious for parents who may be inexperienced in the task. For this reason, many parents opt for professional treatment.

However, Lice Troopers, recognizing the demand among parents to handle the problem at home, has recently released a line of home lice removal products. Unlike over-the-counter drugstore treatments, these products are safe for children of all ages and help facilitate the comb out method at home.

Said Lice Troopers owner and operator, Arie Harel, “We know lice are getting stronger, but that doesn’t mean we need stronger chemicals, just a better method. With our new line of products, parents can now handle the lice problem at home—effectively and safely. Those who would rather have a professional take care of it can get an appointment at one of our clinics and be lice free the same day.”

As climate change continues to bring warmer winters, parents can expect a rise in head lice cases and should be aware of their options before the infestation hits home.

Lice Troopers is the all-natural, guaranteed Head Lice Removal Service™ that manually removes the head louse parasite safely and discreetly in child-friendly salon settings, or other chosen location. Providing safe solutions for frantic families, the Lice Troopers team has successfully treated thousands of families nationwide, with services widely recommended by pediatricians and reimbursed by many major health insurance carriers, flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts.

Tapeworms, roundworms, ticks, lice and fleas are feared for the diseases they cause or carry, but scientists warn that they also play a vital role in ecosystems. Major extinctions among parasites could lead to unpredictable invasions of surviving parasites into new areas, affecting wildlife and humans and making a “significant contribution” to the sixth mass extinction already under way on Earth. The website reported that lice calls went up 30 to 40 percent since last January. Doctors at Rady Children’s Hospital are recommending that people check their hair regularly for signs of lice, such as small white eggs or nits attached to the hair shafts, or adult lice crawling on the scalp.

The problem is not as big in Black communities as African American and Afro Hispanic people with Type 3C – Curly Hair: Unique texture. Fine and soft “q” shaped pattern. Doesn’t have a lot of sheen. Has lots of body. Straightens when wet and curls as it dries.Type 4Coily / Kinky Hair – Very tightly curled and wiry. Type 4 is usually broken up into 4a and 4b types. 4a hair has a looser coil and strands have a spiral shape. 4b hair has a tighter kink.

These types get head lice much less frequently than other people. The reason for this is that most head lice have claws that more easily grip onto uncoiled hair. When it pertains to black hair shampooing and then massaging oils like olive oil, coconut anise or tea tree or a combination thereof into the follicles should be enough to get rid of lice and washing all sheets, pillowcases etc. Simply washing the items in hot water and drying them at a high temperature should get rid of lice. The head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) is easily killed by temperatures above 122 degrees Fahrenheit, and the typical residential hot water temperature is about 130 degrees. After washing dry on high heat for a minimum of 20 minutes to be sure.


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