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Twin Cities Nurse: Lice Infestation In The Metro

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Head Lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) crawls on a piece of paper. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Head Lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) crawls on a piece of paper. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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By Susie Jones, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Five students were reportedly sent home from a school in the Edina School District after it was found they had head lice.

“Sandy” is the mother of four children. She says her children have had the bugs more than once.

“So if you miss one of the eggs, it hatches and lays another 100 eggs — which is disgusting,” she said.

WCCO’s Susie Jones Interviews ‘Sandy’

Rachel Knutson is the co-owner of LadiBugs Inc., a company that treats the lice.

She says over the counter remedies don’t work.

“Unfortunately the studies out there are showing that these bugs, these lice, are becoming resistant,” said Knutson.

WCCO’s Susie Jones Interviews Rachel Knutson

Knutson said they use a treatment that includes blowing extremely hot air onto the head of the patient. She says the cost runs between $40 to $175.

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