When it comes to head lice, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!"
MONROE, Conn. (PRWEB) April 03, 2018
The Lice Treatment Center® exhibited at the Tri-State CAMP Conference on March 20-22 in Atlantic City, NJ. The Tri-State conference is the largest gathering of camp professionals in the world. More than 3000 organizations gathered to learn at over 160 educational sessions, find new products and services at a 300 booth exhibit hall. It was an excellent time meet with people who are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children.
Once again, the Lice Treatment Center® booth at the conference was a busy spot. Adrian Picheny, the firm’s Director of Camp and School programs discussed strategies for preventing outbreaks among camp communities during the upcoming 2018 camping season. “Lice infestations at some residential camps can cause major disruptions to carefully planned camp activities. Major outbreaks affect campers and staff alike… lice are equal opportunity pests,” Mr Picheny told camp administrators.
LTC’s Camp Lice Insurance™ Program sends teams of LTC’s professional lice technicians to camps throughout the Eastern U.S. conducting hundreds of head checks and treating any cases of head lice they uncover. Mr. Picheny said, “It’s interesting to note that head lice outbreaks are more common at camps whose campers have come from long distances on public transportation or had close contact with crowds of people from all over the world.”
Mr. Picheny offered examples of how the many tri-state camps they serve now mitigate serious lice outbreaks by contracting with LTC’s professional technicians to conduct head lice checks periodically throughout the camp season. “We have found the best prevention strategy involves continual vigilance. That is, conducting periodic checks of campers and staff on opening day, at mid- summer and prior to the end of camp sessions. Camps with multiple sessions generally schedule head checks to coincide with the beginning, middle and end of each session. The important thing is to screen campers carefully and often so that one case of head lice doesn’t spread, creating a major infestation throughout the whole camp.”
“The old saying that ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ is really true when it comes to head lice,” said Mr. Picheny. “We are proud that camps that participate in our Lice Insurance™ Programs are successful in controlling the spread of head lice among campers and staff who have either been checked and cleared or checked and treated by our professional technicians.”
For more information on LTC’s Camp Lice Insurance Program, visit http://www.licetreatmentcenter.com/camp-lice-insurance or call 1-888-LICEAWAY/1 888 542 3292.