Every year it's the same thing...school starts, and then there's head lice.
The problem of head lice has been around for thousands of years. But for the last few years, we've been seeing more and more (alarming) reports of so-called "Super Lice."
Super Lice infestations are spreading across the United States at a dramatic rate!
Here's a map of states with "Super Lice" infestations in 2015... (States in RED have Super Lice)
And here's the map for 2016...
In 2017, MothersAgainstHeadLice.org found that ALL 50 STATES had cases of "Super Lice." The same for 2018 and we're expecting 2019 to be no different. Super Lice are everywhere.
If your school gets infested with lice in 2019, it's most likely going to be an infestation of "Super Lice."
So What Should You Do About "Super Lice?"
School Principals Do This
Communicate with your school nurses and teachers as well as your Parent/Teacher associations and send them links to our SUPER LICE RESOURCES page. Also, advocate with your school district administrators for a strictly enforced "No Nit Policy." Being aggressive with no-nit policies will help you reduce absences better than doing the reverse.
School Nurses & PTA Organizations Do This
Go to our SUPER LICE RESOURCES page and learn about Super Lice and what you can do to help prevent and combat Super Lice infestations and how to advise teachers and parents to do the same.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PTA ORGANIZATIONS >>> CLICK HERE
School Teachers Do This
Go to our SUPER LICE RESOURCES page and learn about Super Lice and what you can do to help your students and parents prevent and combat Super Lice infestations.
When children are wearing winter clothing, make sure the jackets, scarves and hats are not all hung up or piled together. If one child has lice, they will spread from that child's clothing to the other children's clothing.
Parents Do This
Go to our SUPER LICE RESOURCES page and learn about Super Lice and what you can do to prevent a Super Lice infestation and how to get rid of Super Lice if you have them.
Make sure you are checking for lice and nits every day - at least for the first month or two when school starts.