Super Lice Are Not So Super

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Super lice have made head lice treatment frustrating for parents. First, let’s start out by explaining what head lice are, what super lice are and why they are making head lice removal trickier than ever before.

What Are Head Lice?

Head lice are little parasitic insects that live on the scalp and survive from receiving a blood supply from the head. Head lice don’t live on pets or other animals; they only live in human hair. They have six tiny legs and a curved claw which they use to latch onto the hair follicles. Nits (lice eggs) secrete a glue-like substance that allows them to stick to the hair follicles without budging. Lice can move very fast. Head lice don’t hop or fly. They are spread through direct head-to-head contact or less commonly, through sharing hair accessories with someone who has it.

Super Lice

Super lice are not super in a good way. Super lice look and act the same as regular lice but have developed a resistance to the pesticides and chemicals used in over-the-counter head lice treatments. The term “super lice” came from the media in 2015 when public research exposed that strains of head lice have developed a resistance to pyrethroids, the active pesticide in many drugstore lice treatments and shampoos. This means that the Class Rid and Nix treatments are no longer effective. Extended research in 2016 showed that super lice have been identified in 48 states. This means that super lice are now the norm and parents need not waste money on store-bought treatments because the efficacy rate has gone from 96 percent to 28 percent.

AirAllé Lice Treatment

There is no evidence showing that lice can evolve resistance to heated air (which is how AirAllé® kills lice) or manual removal. That’s why our AirAllé treatment has treated thousands of cases of super lice and has been a raving success in the head lice industry. It works. It works better than any other treatment you’ll  come across and we stand behind that.

Give us a call today to learn more about our AirAllé head lice treatment. We’ll give you a screening and discuss treatment options with you.

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