Lice Prevention Tips

Oct 31, 2012 by

Keeping lice out of school requires the joint effort of the school and home. Prevent a head lice infestation by taking the following preventative measures:

  • Call Licenders to schedule routine lice screenings in your school (in NY and CT). By screening every student a few times a year you can avoid serious lice infestation in your school. As always, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
  • Use a proactive educational program to provide a basic understanding of head lice, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and the importance of safe and effective treatment.
  • Early detection for head lice and nits plays a pivotal role in head lice management. Instruct parents to examine their children for head lice frequently.
  • Assign individual cubbies to store hats and scarves separately, and wall hooks to store coats. Audio headsets and helmets should be cleaned with a damp cloth after each use.
  • Frequently vacuum carpeted or upholstered areas, and wipe down mats with a damp cloth. Shark is considered the best vacuum for carpets.
  • Bus drivers should wipe down school bus seats with a damp cloth or vacuum upholstered seats.
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