Back-to-School: It’s Christmas for Head Lice?!

“Back-to-school is like Christmas for head lice,” says Michelle Cherry, owner of Lice Away Today® in Tampa, FL. “Like children waking up on Christmas morning and rushing to see what’s under the tree, lice can’t wait for kids to get together and start hugging and putting their heads together to pose for selfies.”

“We always see a big surge in lice infestations in September,” Michelle said. “All it takes is for one child to return to school with head lice, and the lice will spread to anyone that child’s hair comes into contact with.”

The best way to prevent head lice from spreading through a classroom, school or family is by checking children’s heads for lice before the first day of class. Michelle Cherry recommend a professional head lice screening, as finding and identifying lice can be difficult. “Adult head lice are about the size of a sesame seed and generally stay within 1/4 inch of the scalp,” Michelle Cherry said. “They’re easy to miss, especially the very tiny nymphs, which are the newborn lice. We always use a microscope in the clinic to assure we don’t miss anything.”

Lice Away Today in Tampa offers professional head lice screenings. It’s a small price to pay for peace of mind,” says Michelle Cherry. The price is waived if the child has lice and receives a professional one-and-done treatment in the clinic. Even better, if your child doesn’t have head lice, the clinic offers lice prevention products or professional head lice screenings.

Prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to head lice. Lice Away Today preventive sprays and shampoos are an excellent way to help keep children lice-free year-round. They have a scent that is pleasant to humans but obnoxious to lice. Keeping head lice away from your family is much better than having to treat an infestation.

“If we do find lice during the screening, there is no need to panic. You are already in the right place to get the fastest, safest, most effective treatment available. Lice Away Today in Tampa is the exclusive provider of the one-and-done single treatment solution. This treatment takes about one hour and is guaranteed to be effective. We use the AirAllé® medical device which is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device. In clinical trials, the AirAllé device was proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) in a single treatment by using precision-controlled heated air to dehydrate lice and eggs. We can have you lice-free in an hour, guaranteed for 30 days and no follow-up required.

Lice Away Today in Tampa is part of the largest network of professional lice treatment centers in the world. There are more than 350 clinics in more than 36 countries. The AirAllé medical device has successfully treated more than 850,000 cases of head lice worldwide, with a success rate greater than 99 percent. Lice Away Today also offers home treatment products that are non-toxic, pesticide free and guaranteed to be effective when used as directed. Visit to learn more.

Be sure your child be won’t be a Christmas gift for head lice! Schedule a professional head lice screening today!