Most families who come to us for lice treatment are in the right head space and don’t care to figure out where the lice came from, they simply want us to get rid of it ASAP! However, we occasionally see things that upset us. You see, people are not always thinking rationally when they see us. They are often very stressed, sometimes crying, and oftentimes the blame game starts. It goes like this: Picture a surly teen on their phone in the corner waiting to be checked. As I start pulling bugs from their younger sibling’s head they say, “I am going to be SO MAD at you if I have lice. This is all your fault!” OR picture the Mom saying, “I think I know who we got this from! There is a dirty child in her classroom. She LOOKS like she would have lice”
I hope you know by now that lice is not selective. They don’t don’t care if your hair is clean or dirty, long or shorty, colored or not, smelly or reeking of tea tree oil, they simply care that you have at least ¼” of hair for them to grab on to.
So, please refrain from the blame game when you get lice. It’s extremely common and you will never be able to figure out with 100% certainty where it originated. Just let the Lice Nannies treat your family and move on with your summer. 🙂