Your family might be on vacation this summer, but lice aren’t! Don’t get a false sense of security that you’re out of the “lice zone” just because your kids aren’t in school.

Many parents assume their kids have less chance of getting lice in the summer than during the school year. Not true. Lice enjoy going to summer camps as much as kids do. And we’ve treated several families who reported getting lice from their visit to Disney World. Any time you’ve got large numbers of people together you’ve got a breeding ground for lice. If you travel to other countries, keep in mind that most cultures aren’t as bothered by lice as Americans are, so they often don’t treat it thoroughly, if at all. So in many foreign countries lice are more widespread than here in the U.S.

Don’t let this news put a damper on your summer fun. Just take as many precautions as you can (don’t share hats, pillows, brushes; girls wear your hair up). Use our Absolute Clear Head Spray as a preventative during the summer. And if you suspect you’ve got lice, or you just want peace of mind, you can always schedule a FREE head screening with Lice Centers of Ohio.

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