Medics are bugging parents in Ashfield to be on the lookout for head lice.
Families and schools driven to distraction by head lice have been urged to join forces to put paid to the tiny pests.
NHS Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have distributed a full description of the insects and how to treat and prevent them in future.
Bug busting works by combing a specially designed comb through the hair, using a regular shampoo and conditioner to remove the lice.
Dr Judy Jones, GP, said: “A head lice infestation is not the result of dirty hair or poor hygiene; it can affect all hair types, irrespective of condition and length. In most cases itching is the most common symptom, not caused by the lice biting, but an actual allergy to the head lice.
“Spotting head lice early and using the bug busting method will help to get rid of the lice and parents should not forget to check themselves too.”
For more information, call 01908 561928, or visit the National Bug Busting Day website.