Head lice are one house guest you definitely don’t want your little ones bringing home from school. But once they’ve arrived, the persistent pests can quickly turn your entire home upside down. Adding to the chaos is trying to sift through all the head lice information out there to find a solution. There is so much misunderstand about lice. Here are a few of the most common head lice myths.
Head Lice Myth #1: Head lice can fly.
Truth: Head lice do not fly, or even have wings for that matter! They do, however, crawl and can move very quickly from person to person through head to head contact.
Head Lice Myth #2: Pets and other animals can spread lice.
Truth: No need to send Rex to the dog house. Head lice only survive on humans, and pets are not known to carry or transmit lice to people.
Head Lice Myth #3: Sharing personal items with others will spread lice.
Truth: While it is possible to contract head lice by sharing items like hats, combs and pillows, most infestations are passed along by head to head contact.
Head Lice Myth #4: People get head lice due to poor personal hygiene.
Truth: A person’s hygiene has nothing to do with having or transmitting head lice. Head lice aren’t picky, and they affect people from every community and every socio-economic level.
Head Lice Myth #5: Strong chemicals and pesticides are required to treat head lice effectively.
Truth: Chemicals can be toxic, and many strains of lice have become resistant to these treatments. There are plenty of natural products and safe techniques available that provide head lice treatment without the use of harsh chemicals or pesticides. Lice Clinics of Canada offers a Health Canada cleared device called AirAllé that uses controlled heated air to kill all stages of head lice
When head lice invite themselves into your home feel free to call Lice Clinics of Canada – Ontario at 519-208-5423. We service Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo, Guelph and surrounding areas.