The school bell is getting ready to ring, signaling the start to another school year! Parents everywhere breathe a sigh of relief and kids groan at the thought! Are you prepared?
In your preparation for the upcoming new school year, don’t forget to protect your kids from head lice! Here are some ways to keep those little bugs from getting on your student’s noggin!
This appears to go against all that we’ve taught our children, but it’s true! You do not want to share items that touch the head! Here’s a list of things you want your children to keep to themselves:
Kids have a tendency to place their heads close together when they play. Unfortunately, this is a GREAT way for them to get lice. Talk to your child about keeping their “head” to themselves while they play. It might sound like an “impossible” task, but keep reminding them, they’ll get it!
Shared spaces along with shared belongings can be breeding grounds for lice. Closets, lockers, drawers, and clothes hooks can create an easy opportunity for lice to spread.
Ask your child to keep their belongings—especially hats, coats, scarves, and other clothing—out of common areas.
Did you know that it sometimes can take up to six weeks for symptoms of lice to appear? So don’t just rely on itching to let you know your child has lice. Be proactive and check your child’s head weekly! This will save a lot of problems.
And there you have it…some great tips to keep the bugs away from your little one! We wish everyone a safe and healthy new school year!
Bed bugs are in the news AGAIN, and this time really close to home!
News Channel 8 shared the following story the beginning of this month…
“You didn’t see them at first until you pulled over the comforter and the pillows,” said Olano, who also says she reported the problem to hotel management but was given little satisfaction.
Bedbug problems are investigated by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The department sends out investigators twice a year for unannounced inspections to each hotel in the state. They also send out investigators to hotels if consumers make complaints.
Beth Frady, with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, says if an investigator finds bedbugs or evidence of bedbugs in a hotel room, they will order the room be closed and it must pass a follow up inspection before it can be rented again.
If you have been traveling this summer and think you might have brought some bed bugs home, contact us immediately. We will come and do a thorough inspection, and if bed bugs are found, prescribe a plan to get rid of them.
And, if you are planning to travel in Florida sometime soon and would like to check out the hotel you are staying in, go to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to see if there are complaints on file for the hotel by visiting myfloridalicense.com.
Remember, sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite!