How Does Lice Spread in a Classroom

How Does Lice Spread in a Classroom?

As summer ends and students begin to go to school again, head lice can easily become a problem. In order to prevent an infestation, it is important to stay informed about how lice actually spreads in a classroom. Our Fresh Heads Lice Removal Clinics in Savannah, Orlando, and Jacksonville, are great resources when researching about the spread of head lice. Here are some things about head lice to be aware of as your children go back to school:

Head-to-Head Contact

The main way anyone gets head lice is through head-to-head contact. It is a common misconception that lice can build up in classrooms and infest the entire building. The reality is that lice cannot live without a head for more than 24-48 hours. Lice spreads so fast in a classroom because of students coming into direct contact with someone else who has head lice. 

This can happen at the playground, during sports, or even just sitting too close to another student. Although extremely rare, lice can spread through accessories that encounter the head. These can be hair ties, hats, hairbrushes, jackets, hoodies, or anything that students might share with each other that touches their heads. Again, because lice must feed on human blood in order to survive and will die within 24-48 hours of being off a human head, it is not very likely that lice will spread by way of inanimate objects.

What to Do

So, your child ended up getting head lice, but you have no idea what to do now. The first step would be to inform the school in order to prevent further infestation. It is also important to stay away from school until you are certain all the lice and their eggs are gone. Many parents might be hesitant to tell others that their child has lice, but there is nothing to be embarrassed of. Head lice is very common, and anyone can get it. The next step is to book an appointment at Fresh Heads Lice Removal Clinic in Savannah, Orlando, or Jacksonville. Our head lice treatments will ensure that both head lice and their eggs are gone for good, and your student can return to school that same day and confidently be entirely lice-free.

Get Rid of Lice Today

If your child does happen to contract head lice, don’t panic. Fresh Heads Lice Removal can help you eliminate lice the first time, every time. Unlike other treatments that are ineffective and dangerous, Fresh Heads Lice Removal uses our specialty AirAlle treatment. Instead of harsh chemicals, we only use warm air to kill both active lice and lice nits. Do not spread head lice any further and contact Fresh Heads Lice Removal today! 

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!

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