New Texas Law States Schools Must Notify Parents About Head Lice

September 18, 2017

Beginning on September 1, 2017, a new law in Texas will require elementary schools to notify parents about the presence of head lice in their child’s classrooms. Senate Bill 1566 states schools must notify parents within 5 days of discovering a fellow student in their child’s classroom has head lice. The law also states parents […]

Columbia, TN Lice Treatment and Removal Services

August 3, 2015

Lice Removal in Columbia Sometimes unexpected events can really take people by surprise. For example, when a parent gets a call from their child’s school to come pick them up, it can be a very stressful moment. Lice Treatment in Columbia When a parent receives a phone call from their child’s school, it can really […]

The Holiday Season Is Here!

December 20, 2014

Kids are out of school, travel arrangements have been made, guest rooms have been readied, and everyone is feeling merry and bright…so, why aren’t lice taking a break? Do you ever wonder WHY (oh, why?!) head lice outbreaks seem to increase over holiday breaks? If you have kids or are around them regularly, you may […]

School Head Lice Policies Changing. . . .

November 12, 2013

Yes they are. And parents are NOT happy. Like most large bureaucratic institutions, a group of people whom most have had little – if any – first hand experiences with head lice are making policy that affects children and their families nationwide. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in the past few years has gone […]

Untangling the lies in headlines about lice: SUPER Lice! Epidemic this year! Rising number of cases seen in your (city/state)!

September 20, 2013

Enough is enough! Some lice removal companies irradiate the many pervasive myths of flying SUPER bugs that love clean and/or dirty hair and are putting those and other falsified headlines out in the media on a daily basis. If you’re reading these headlines and thinking lice has turned into an indestructible creature living in your […]

It’s A Tragedy All The Way Around

August 12, 2013

The headline screamed out to me:  Child Burned when Mother uses Gasoline to Treat Head Lice.  I read the article and my heart just broke, for the child, for the mother, for the family.  The mother now sits in jail charged with child abuse.  If convicted, the state of Oklahoma is actually considering sentencing this […]

Head Lice Misdiagnosis

May 13, 2013

In a research study 555 samples were sent in identified as head lice cases – only 57.5% were correctly diagnosed. Teachers – 50% correct Relatives – 47% correct Nurses – 32% correct Physicians – 11% correct The study was published in: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2000 Aug;19(8):689-93; discussion 694. Overdiagnosis and consequent mismanagement of head […]

Welcome To The Lice Place Blog

April 2, 2013

Welcome to our blog, where we hope to keep our clients and vendors informed on what’s new at The Lice Place.