When Lice Show Up At Family Reunions Uninvited

February 27, 2018

When Lice Show Up At Family Reunions Uninvited


When Lice Show Up At Family Reunions Uninvited

February 27, 2018

Whether your family reunion is happening 10 miles away or out of state, it can be a huge deal.  It’s not every day you get to have a fun time with your siblings and cousins, have a few heart-to-hearts with the elders and watch the little ones beyond excited, running around without a pause.

The last thing you need is an unexpected, annoying guest…and no, we’re not talking about the critical crazy aunt. We’re talking about arrival of head lice, the not-fun-kind sneaky party crashers—because let’s face it, head lice are not the most understanding houses guests.

At family reunions, you’ve got a lot of people coming from different places. Mix kids in the party, and there’s a good chance you’ve got a few lice roaming around the place. CDC reports over 6 million lice infestations in the U.S. alone, and how many of them happen at family reunions? We’re guessing many.

To make your time with your family full of joy and free of lice, we’ve listed a few helpful tips for preventing an outbreak.

Pack diligently

You may already be a careful packer, but it never hurts to revisit your list to see if you’re missing any essentials. Check the weather; if it’s cold, make sure to carry warm clothes. Trust us, you do not want to end up borrowing a lice-infested hoodie.

Advise the kids

Blame lice outbreaks to head-to-head contact, something children may find difficult to steer clear of at family reunions. Let the kids have their fun with their cousins, but make sure to discuss the matter with them. They need to know that touching heads, borrowing others’ hats/caps and hair accessories should be avoided.

Check and go

Sometimes, it’s your own kid with the head lice who initiates the outbreak. School children are always at the risk for lice infestations, and if yours have just gotten off their school year, there’s a good chance they received a few critters after huddling up with peers for exam preparation. Do a lice check before you start packing.

Remember, though you can be immensely careful, sometimes there’s just no stopping head lice. If you or anyone in your family does end up with lice, make sure to go for a safe lice treatment as soon as possible.

Lice Busters USA offers one-time appointments for pesticide free professional lice removal. Our lice specialists are compassionate and professional, so bring your kids around and recommend us to your family members. It’ll help you turn around that bad post-reunion experience for everyone!

We provide lice removal Winter Park and Orlando services, including home inspection and cleaning services. Call us at 800-403-5423 today; our specialists are happy to help you!

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