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Good Housekeeping mag: Yikes! Super-Strains of Lice Have Spread to 25 States

Here’s what you need to know — and what you can do to treat them. Published by Good Housekeeping Magazine, Feb. 26, 2016 To beat resistance or to avoid chemicals, parents may resort to home remedies that are ineffective at best, risky at worst: In January, a Massachusetts child suffocated in her sleep after her…

Don’t let super lice spoil summer camp

Tackle lice head-on with Vamousse® for pre-arrival treatment and during-camp defense It is no surprise that summer camp can be a summer home for head lice. With the growing presence of super lice, more camps are performing head checks on registration day to help prevent these unwanted guests. Children who are found to have lice…

New generation of head lice treatment tackles super lice

As fears circulate around the term “super lice,” misconceptions about the effectiveness of over-the-counter treatments are also spreading.  Newer non-toxic, pesticide-free solutions such as Vamousse have developed innovative ways to tackle super lice head-on. Pesticide resistance means a need for a new generation of products. “Vamousse Lice Treatment works differently to kill lice and eggs,…

Early warning signs of lice: Spotting them before the school does

Lice policies vary by school and district. Some have routine screenings known as “nit checks.” If the school becomes aware that a student has signs of lice, they will perform a nit check and may send that student home before screening the other students. During the check, an adult (usually the school nurse) checks behind the ears, on…

As super lice spread, parents can still get effective treatment over the counter

Back to school can mean the unpleasant possibility of coming in contact with head lice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lice infestation affects more than 12 million U.S. children each year, and is the second most frequent health issue for kids ages 3 to 11. Adding to parents’ concerns is the recent news…

7 Tips for Preventing Head Lice

Lice are very common among young school-age children, largely due to their frequent physical contact during play. And lice can easily spread among children at sleepovers, during play dates, and at school. Here are some ways families can defend and protect against these nuisance invaders. 1. Don’t share items that touch the head. Although the most common way for…

Tips for cleaning the home and preventing lice re-infestation

Once everyone with lice in the household has been treated, many parents want to clean the home to help prevent re-infestation. This may seem like a daunting task, but scrubbing the house from top to bottom isn’t necessary, as lice only survive one to two days after separation from their host. Focus your cleaning time on four key areas:…

Video: Annie Stow on Vamousse Lice Treatment

Vamousse® helps parents and kids conquer head lice at the first signs of having lice. Annie Stow, author of StowedStuff.com and mom of four kids, talks about how Vamousse Lice Treatment, an effective, save and non-toxic mousse, kills head lice and nits in one treatment, even with resistant lice. Annie also shares that Vamousse has…

9 Important Facts About Head Lice

Pediculosis, or infestation with the human head louse (pediculus humanus capitis), is one of the most common human parasitic infestations worldwide.[ref] Lee, S.H., Yoon, K.S., Williamson, M.S., Goodson, S.J., Takano-Lee, M., Edman, J.D., Devonshire, A.L., Clark, J.M. (2000) Molecular analysis of kdr-like resistance in permethrin-resistant strains of head lice, Pediculus capitis. Pest. Biochem. Physiol. 66:…