If your child has lice, you'll notice small, brown insects the size of sesame seeds moving around or nits (eggs) that are cemented onto individual hairs. You may be unsure if you see dirt/dandruff, or lice and nits. Lice and nits are often difficult to comb out, while you can easily remove dirt and dandruff. We use a professional lice comb and an electron microscope to determine definitively what is in your hair.
There are few good options. Drug store products are only about 40% effective even with multiple treatments. 'Home remedies' simply do not work. Doctors can prescribe (expensive) products that are toxic and about 80% effective after two treatments. Traditional 'Nit-Pickers' are effective, but it takes hours, and if they miss anything you are back to square one. Our procedure is non-toxic, takes less than an hour, is 99.2% effective, and is guaranteed.
Head lice are simply passed from one person to another via head to head contact, sharing a hat, comb, or brush. Less likely (but possible) would be from a chair, couch, or pillow. Lice do not fly or jump, so they rely on humans to help them move from one person to another.
The eggs are pear-shaped dots about the size of Washington's eyeball on a dollar bill. They are glued to the hair, and will not move when poked at.
Head lice have been around since the dawn of time. They are simply passed on from one human to another.
Dogs and cats cannot get or pass human head lice.
The best way is to run a professional lice comb thru the hair and inspect with a magnifier or microscope what the lice comb has pulled out from the hair.
Most people experience a suddenly itchy scalp, but some do not experience this 'itchiness'. A professional diagnosis is recommended.
Head lice are human parasites that must have human blood to feed off of, have human warmth to regulate their body temperature, and enough human hair to hide in.
This is a common misconception. Lice do not fly or jump.
Hair dye might kill some of the older/weaker bugs, but not the hardy/young bugs, and definitely not the eggs.
If you (and your child) have the time and patience, repeated comb-outs, using a professional lice comb can control lice. Only a small percentage are successful treating at home. In many cases mom ends up getting lice during their efforts in treating their child. Our clinic is a safe, sanitary environment to 'leave the lice behind'.
Treating at home takes weeks with limited success. Our procedure takes less than an hour, with guaranteed results. Professional treatment is the fastest solution available.
We do not recommend treating at home. Home remedies can be toxic, cause additional scalp irritation, involves a great deal of time, and risks others in the household getting cross-contaminated.
The only 'natural' way to remove lice eggs is with a professional lice comb. We (naturally) kill the eggs first, so removing 100% of all the eggs becomes less critical.
There are head lice, body lice, and pubic lice. They are 3 distinct species and DO NOT move from the regions indicated by their names. We only treat head lice.
Our all-natural, non-toxic process takes less than an hour - the fastest in the industry.
Using an Epsom salt solution with water can help to get rid of some lice (not all). But be careful, as you'll want to avoid eye contact with the salt. This can be tricky when dealing with children. Also, be aware that table salt does not work, and sea salt and kosher salt may not dissolve sufficiently.
Research has found vinegar was actually the least effective treatment method for getting rid of lice or suppressing the hatching of nits. Vinegar wasn't the only home remedy that didn't do well. No home treatment prevented lice from laying eggs. Even with prolonged exposure, most home remedies were unable to kill nits.
We have a variety of treatment options and price ranges available. Please call us so that we can let
you know what would be the best fit for your situation.
Unfortunately, there is no ‘silver bullet’ to completely avoid getting lice, but we do recommend the following. Keep hair tied up, avoid any head to head contact, do not share combs – brushes – hear ties – hats, use hair care products that have essential oils in them (Lice do not like the smell)
Yes, there is a 30-day guarantee on our ‘full-service treatment’ if some conditions are met. See our full guarantee policy here.
Due to our limited resources as a small business, we do not deal with insurance companies directly.
Yes. Our process has been done thousands of times locally and nationally, NO ONE has ever been hurt.
Yes, there is, but we would need to understand what you are dealing with first so that we can not only give you value, but give you the most effective outcome.
Chances are if you are treating at home, you are using an OTC drugstore product, or ‘home remedy’, and these are simply ineffective, time-consuming, and frustrating for you and your child. It’s not your fault and you’re not alone. 90% of the families we treat have tried treating at home and failed.