Tips for a Lice Free Halloween

three children in different costumes knocking on a door trick or treating

Halloween can be a fun and exciting time, but head lice can easily ruin an exciting time. The fun and spookiness of Halloween can lead to the easy spread of head lice infestations. People gathering and kids playing close together are the perfect mix for head lice. We’ve put together some tips for you to have a lice free Halloween.


Tips for a Lice Free Halloween


Avoid Direct Contact


Direct head-to-head contact is the most common and easiest way for head lice to spread. Kids playing and running from house to house together can be the perfect breeding grounds for lice infestations. As kids play they bump heads and gather close together for photos. This allows lice to crawl from one host to the next. Remind your kids to keep a safe distance while having fun.


Be Aware of Costumes


Shopping for costumes can be one of the easiest places to pick up head lice. As families come in and try costumes on they can leave behind some of their crawly friends for the next unknowing person. Avoid trying on costumes at stores, especially masks, hats, and headpieces. You can wash costumes before wearing to be sure any possible lice are dead.


Perform Head Checks


Knowing the way head lice spread and that Halloween can be a peak season it’s important to keep an eye on your family. If your child has been playing close to others and partaking in direct contact activities it is best to perform head lice checks. During times of peak infestations checks should be performed weekly. If you think your family may have come in contact with lice, more frequent checks may be necessary. You can also have a professional check for lice at our local clinic. 


Get Treated


If you should find yourself or a family member with head lice it is best to get it treated right away. Taking care of your infestation can not only make your life better but prevent any additional spread to those around you. Our clinic offers the latest in head lice removal technology. We use no harsh chemicals and stand behind our treatment with a lice free guarantee. You’ll be back to all the spooky fun in no time.


Keep your Halloween fun and head lice free. At Lice Clinics USA – St. Charles, MO, which proudly St. Charles, O’Fallon, Chesterfield and surrounding areas in Missouri, we are here to help! Our removal process is the only guaranteed way to remove head lice in 1 quick, easy, and safe treatment, so your kids and family members can get back to the things they enjoy. Call us today to schedule an appointment at 636-544-9452!