Is it cold outside? Maybe it’s hot? Whatever the case, we want to address a few seasonal facts concerning head lice. To put it simply, lice are absolutely not seasonal.
Many people believe that lice don’t exist in the winter (when temperatures have chilled). This couldn’t be further from the truth. Lice need two things to thrive:
1) Warmth 2) Food
Both of these necessities are provided by a human (host) all year round. So don’t fall into the common belief that lice only live during warmer seasons of the year.
You may have noticed that cases of lice seem to spread more rapidly in warmer climates. This is because when warm weather arrives, people are generally more active with acquaintances such as friends and family. They are typically more active outdoors as well. This increases the chances that lice will be able to spread from head to head.
Here at Lice Clinics of America we want you to be lice aware and lice free. Our lice prevention strategy involves three steps:
1) Educate 2) Apply 3) Treat