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Fern Hill Primary School

Fern Hill Primary School

Bug Busting

Head lice can unfortunately be party of school life, please follow the Bug Busting guidelines to keep infestation at bay.

Bug Busting is a safe, no-pesticides way to cope with head lice routinely or in a crisis.

Bug Busting fits in with weekly hair washing to detect & eradicate head lice and nits.

Lice do not become resistant (immune) to the Bug Busting method and you only need one re-usable Kit for the whole family!

How to detect & remove head lice, including newly-hatched head lice

Head lice hide when dry hair is disturbed. Detection is only effective when the hair is wet as the lice cannot move when saturated.

  1. Shampoo as usual and apply plenty of conditioner
  2. Detangle the hair using a normal comb
  3. Use a Bug Buster comb to remove lice
  4. Methodically comb small sections of hair at a time
  5. Comb the hair from root to tip
  6. Check the comb after each stroke for lice
  7. Rinse the comb between strokes
  8. Finally, rinse off the conditioner

If lice are found, repeat every 4 days for 2 weeks to break the lifecycle, otherwise repeat weekly.

How to detect & remove nits (lice eggs)

Nits are the unsightly egg shells which attach to the hair. Detection & removal is best done with the Nit Buster comb (a very fine-toothed comb).

Follow steps 1. to 5.

The yellow Bug Buster & purple Nit Buster combs are suitable for all hair types without causing discomfort. The bevel-edged teeth were developed to pick up head lice which the more rounded teeth of other fine-tooth combs miss.

Take part in Bug Busting Days because informed, united action stops head lice from circulating endlessly.

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