Can Lice Survive The Cold Winter?

With winter temperatures in Ocean County, many parents assume that head lice are dormant due to the cold. This can appear to be the case as there seems to be fewer instances of head lice contamination this time of year. The biggest reason for this, however, is that your kids are far more likely to be bundled up and have their head covered with a hat.

Since lice cannot fly or jump, they rely on head-to-head contact to spread from one child to another and winter weather means fewer exposed heads and fewer children engaging in the type of play where they’re likely to bump heads together. This does not mean that lice are any less active if your child already has them on their head.

Lice Treatment Center In Ocean County

At Lice Lifters Toms River, we run into parents who seem surprised that their children could catch head lice in the winter. While lice cannot survive extreme cold, they are perfectly happy to stay on your child’s head where it’s quite warm in order to feed on the blood under their scalp.

Winter may bring about fewer instances where your kids will come into contact with others, but there will still always be some. In addition to direct head-to-head contact, lice can also be spread when your child wears a hat or helmet of an infested person, and this type of transmission of these parasitic insects might even increase during cold weather with more people wearing hats.

If you suspect your child may have head lice, you need to seek out a lice removal service quickly. While lice are not known for spreading disease, they are still a nuisance, and you want to address head lice removal quickly before your child becomes responsible for spreading them to friends. At Lice Lifters, our lice treatment center has a head lice removal process that’s fast, effective and affordable, so you have no reason not to take advantage of it.

A Lice Treatment Process That Gets The Job Done In One Trip

At our lice removal service, we start by doing a head check to ensure lice are present. Once they’re discovered, we perform a thorough comb-out to remove as many as possible of the adult lice and their eggs, called nits, from your infested family member’s head. To ensure against any remaining nits hatching later on and restarting an infestation, we then apply a completely safe and all-natural killing agent that’s 99.9 percent effective at killing lice and their nits. Best of all, we can treat all infested family members at once, and you are all free of lice after a single visit to our lice removal service.

If you see your child itching incessantly or see other signs that they may have lice, don’t assume there’s no problem just because it’s cold outside. They could still have lice that have been passing from one warm head to another for months. If you suspect a family member has lice, please contact Lice Lifters Toms River, and we’ll get them lice free quickly and affordably.

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