|Getting Rid of Lice Index|
- Getting rid of Lice - Detection with the best methods and treatment with the best products
- Info about Combs, Lotions, Liquids, Insecticides and Medication
- Facts and Information about Head Lice in Schools
- Prevention, Control, Treatment, Remedies and Medication for Dogs, Cats, Poultry and Humans
- Infestation in your home? House or body-lice? Need Control?
- Pictures, Treatments, Facts and Info about their Life Cycle and how they infect us!
Who's to blame?
Head lice are a very common problem in schools. Children aged between 3 and 12 years of age are mostly at risk and we should be doing all we can to educate children, parents and school teachers/staff about what head lice are, how they are spread and what we can do to avoid and prevent outbreaks. Head lice in schools cost both the teachers and parents time and money, as well cause additional stress and possible discomfort. If an outbreak of head lice was to occur in the local schools, parents would need to be contacted, children may need to be separated or kept at home (depending on the schools policy) and everyone ends up blaming each other and not taking responsibility.
How are they spread?
Schools are an ideal place for head lice to thrive due to the amount of people spending time in close proximity to each other, sharing lockers, coat hooks, head rests, hats, scarves, ribbons, hair-brushes, ear-phones, helmets and uniforms/sports kits. Head lice do not have the ability to fly or hop, so to get from one host (human) to another they must crawl. Therefore we should be working together with our schools to educate everyone on preventing the spread of head lice, deterring certain behaviours and taking responsibility. Throughout this website we provide information on a variety of lice related issues that schools may find useful. To learn more, please navigate back to our homepage.
Everyone is susceptible
It is often very embarrassing for children to get head lice, as the spiteful (but ignorant) ones will poke fun at them and spread rumours about them having poor hygiene. The fact of the matter is EVERYONE can get head lice and head lice do not discriminate between clean or dirty hair, they will crawl on to the heads of any human to feed off their blood, mate and multiply. Therefore, having head lice is not a sign that you're dirty and everyone needs to be made aware, otherwise there's a risk that people who find they have head lice will keep quiet. By not telling teachers or pupils (due to the risk of ridicule), the head lice will spread, infest others and there will be outbreaks at the local schools to deal with.