Head lice do not know age. They do not care if you are a man, a woman, a mom, a dad, a grandma, or grandpa, if you have never had lice before in your life, or you have had it multiple times. All head lice care about is that you have a strand of hair for them to live on, you have blood on your scalp to feed on, and you have a warm scalp for their eggs to nest on after they lay their eggs. Head lice do not jump, hop, or fly-they have six legs and only crawl.
With all this in mind, moms and dads (and grandmas, grandpas, and nannies) are constantly having head to head contact with their children-think cuddling next to each other and hugging and as a result are at high risk of getting lice when there is a family infestation. Most parents do not realize their children have had lice until they have had it for about 2-3 weeks and by that time they have been exposed.
Because head lice and their eggs are so small and like to live on the crown of the head and near the back of the neck where it is warm, it is almost impossible to head screen yourself. We actually head screen and treat just as many moms as we do children. Moms with children under the age of 12 are particularly susceptible to getting lice. That is because lice is spread through head to head contact. Generally parents are still cuddling with their children up to age 12 or so. Moms (and grandmas) have longer hair for the lice to grab on to so that is why more moms and grandmas get lice from their children more than dads (and grandpas). In fact, based on our over 50,000+ head screens since 2015, we find that moms with children under 12 get lice themselves about 85% of the time, Grandmas/Nannies 40% of the time, and Dads (with hair) 20% of the time. Our studies show that siblings get lice about 70% of the time.
Torrance Lice Removal has a proven, chemical free, five step process that can get you lice free in as quick as 1 hour. Average treatment time is 90 minutes so you don’t have to miss work or school all backed with our 99%+ treatment success rate and optional 30-day lice free guarantee.