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Treatment of head lice

Treatment of head lice

For head lice treatment, your doctor can recommend a medicated shampoo, cream rinse, or lotion to kill the lice. These may be over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medications, depending on what treatments have already been tried. Medicated lice treatments usually kill the lice and nits, but it may take a few days for the itching to… Read more »

Head lice prevention

Head lice prevention

The first thing to understand is that having head lice is not a sign of uncleanliness or poor hygiene. The pesky little bugs can be a problem for kids of all ages and socioeconomic levels, no matter how often they do — or don’t — clean their hair or bathe. However, you can help to… Read more »

Head lice: how to detect and prevent infestations

Head lice: how to detect and prevent infestations

September is Head Lice Prevention Month and although Modern Pest Services doesn’t treat head lice, we do receive many questions from concerned parents about the topic throughout the school year. If you have school-aged children with head lice or just want to learn more about this annoying, yet common parasite, we’ve gathered some information and… Read more »

West Nile Virus – what you need to know

West Nile Virus – what you need to know

A recent report indicates that a 46-year-old Boston woman has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus, the first human case of the mosquito-borne virus in Massachusetts this past summer. Although the chances of acquiring West Nile Virus are very low, here are some things you should know about the illness: What Is West Nile Virus?… Read more »

New England states battling a beetle native to China

New England states battling a beetle native to China

The Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) has become a major concern in New England, with Gov. John Baldacci of Maine proclaiming August as Asian Longhorned Beetle Awareness Month. Considered an invasive species, the beetle poses serious threats to many types of hardwood trees. Beetle feeds on tree’s nutrients The beetle, which measures 1-1½” as an adult, is… Read more »