Do the Seasons Changing Affect Lice Activity?

Do the Seasons Changing Affect Lice Activity?

The short answer is no, lice are not a seasonal bug. This pesky problem can, unfortunately, make an appearance at any time. You should know everything about treatment options and signs of lice no matter what season. 

Head-To-Head Contact 

Lice are spread when heads are touching, and lice can crawl from one head onto another and latch onto strands of hair. They need a scalp to survive so they only transfer from one head to another. Unlike what most people think, lice cannot jump or fly. Many people believe that lice are more active in the winter. This is usually related to the use of beanies and scarves more. Lice cannot survive without a human scalp so they will not travel from beanies on to another head. 

How Do Lice Survive?

Lice rely on human blood to survive. Body temperature is one of the main things lice thrive off of. Our body temperatures do not change over the year or in different seasons. With our body temperatures staying the same, lice infestations also stay the same throughout the year. 

Common Lice Outbreak Times 

Although it is possible to get lice at any point throughout the year there are a few peak times. August and September are major lice outbreak times due to the fact that all young kids are back in school playing with other kids. This same thing happens in January when students return from winter break and back to school. 

What Do I Do When I Get Lice?

When you feel like you or a loved one may have been exposed to lice it is important to check yourself for lice. Lice usually are easiest to spot on the nape of the neck. Use a pencil in a well-lit area to move the hair away from the scalp to examine for bugs. If you do not know how to check your head, you can stop by Fresh Heads in Savannah, GA. They also have a quick and efficient treatment with the patent AirAlle device. One treatment with this device and will dehydrate all eggs and bugs on your head.

Book An Appointment With Fresh Heads in Savannah, GA

Here at Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our lice removal service will handle head lice infestations in any season. Our professionals have seen it all so there’s absolutely no need to panic. We understand how important it is to treat head lice effectively and efficiently. That’s why there is no point in waiting, stop by one of our three locations in Savannah, GA, Orlando, FL, and Jacksonville, FL. Contact us at your local Savannah office for more information at:

Schools Without Lice.

Schools Without Lice

At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our mission is to get rid of lice in schools across the United States. We’ve partnered with the Lice Clinics of America to create the Schools Without Lice program. Through this program, we provide school nurses and teachers with free screenings, resources, and treatments. Together, we can have schools without lice!