Clinic in Mankato Kills Pesticide-Resistant Lice

MANKATO, Minn., Aug. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beware the Super Lice! That's the headline on news stories from many of the largest media organziations today.

Dr. Kyong Yoon, who has researched pesticide resistance in head lice since the 1990s released an update showing that head lice in 83 percent of the states he sampled—including Minnesota—now have gene mutations making them resistant to pesticides in the most popular lice shampoos.

Parents around the country are no doubt slapping their heads and saying, "So that's why I couldn't get rid of my kid's lice infestation!"

Lucky for them, there is Lice Clinics of America, a professional lice service that kills head lice with heated air using AirAllé, a patented, FDA-cleared medical device.

"Often we see families that have used named brand lice shampoos and when we treat with the AirAlle device several bugs begin to appear. It's like there was no prior treatment at all," said Wendy Betters, owner of Air Fairies, an Mankato-based lice clinic. "Parents can't understand why the shampoos don't work, but they are thankful when they leave here, lice-free."

Air Fairies, which treats over 40 lice treatments a month, is a Preferred Provider in the Lice Clinics of America network. That means all its technicians are certified AirAllé operators.

Air Fairies is located at 2400 9th Avenue in Mankato, MN. The clinic is open seven days a week by appointment only. AirAllé treatments there take about an hour and a half, and come with a 14-day guarantee.

With 85 U.S. clinics and 105 international clinics, Lice Clinics of America is the largest network of professional head-lice-treatment centers in the world. Lice Clinics of America and AirAllé are brands owned by Larada Sciences, Inc.

CONTACT: Wendy Betters Owner of Air Fairies 507-388-7881

Source:Larada Sciences Inc.