The aim on national Bug Busting Days is to find all the head lice and zap them in one fell swoop. This stops them from circulating endlessly.
Often a child who has caught head lice in the last month will show no obvious symptoms, but they are still contagious. In most cases there will be just 10 or so lice on the head, and parents will not discover them unless they use a Bug Buster Kit. This contains the unique Bug Buster combs, expressly designed and scientifically tested for accurate louse detection, and full, easy-to-follow instructions on using them with ordinary shampoo and conditioner. Remember it is always necessary to check again the Bug Busting way after treatment because none is guaranteed to kill all head lice and their eggs.
You can also check out this NHS Choices website entry on head lice. It includes a clear explanation of how head lice are caught and what environmental precautions are relevant to control.
The charity Community Hygiene Concern produces Bug Busting materials for schools and Bug Buster Kits for families on a not-for-profit basis.
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Schools and nurseries up and down the country introduce parents to Bug Busting and louse control becomes “fun, without tears”, based on sound science.
Bug Busting Days are organised by the charity Community Hygiene Concern in partnership with the Department of Health.
Bug Busting Days take place on 31 January, 15 June and 31 October annually.