It’s head louse awareness month, a perfect time to put our heads together so these little blood suckers can have a party! But seriously, these pests can work wonders for ruining the start of the school year as they spread from child to child and deliver itch-inducing bites.
Being pests that cannot survive long off their host, lice are not pests that Guardian is able to treat – that’s a job for over-the-counter lice treatments and, failing that, prescription treatments offered by your doctor. However, we can still provide some information, like this manual on preventing and treating bed bugs that I mooched from Gwen Pearson’s Facebook page (for more of Gwen’s entomological science education, find her on Facebook at Bug Gwen) or these resources from the CDC.
Photo credit in banner photo: Gilles San Martin