Head lice are tiny parasites that make their home on the scalp and in the hair of a human host. They survive by means of feeding on the blood of their host, which they access by biting into the scalp and sucking the blood. Lice lay their eggs (nits) in the host’s hair, allowing an infestation to continue indefinitely if not treated.
Lice look like sesame seeds, though they may be darker or gray in color, and can even camouflage themselves by taking on the hair color of the host. Lice eggs, or “nits,” are a whitish or yellowish color and are typically found along the hair shaft.
Lice can be very slow to show symptoms, which is why we recommend that families be screened if they suspect they have been exposed to lice. While head lice bites on the scalp can cause the itchy welts associated with head lice, it can often take several weeks for this symptom to appear, by which time a full blown infestation may be underway. Scalp itchiness may also have other causes.
Some will report tickling or moving sensations in the hair and on the scalp, but this is also not a perfect indicator of the presence or absence of lice. A professional screening is needed in order to be sure.
No. Head lice have no wings to fly and are unable to jump. They crawl through the hair and rely on shared items such as hair brushes, bedding or hats to pass from host to host.
The sooner the better. Each day that a lice infestation goes untreated is a day the lice are laying more eggs and multiplying. Untreated infestations increase your child’s discomfort and distress as well as the risk of spreading lice to others.
If you know or suspect that a member of your household has come into contact with someone who has had head lice, he or she should be screened immediately. Early detection is the key to stopping a lice infestation before it starts.
Some health insurance plans include reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses such as head lice removal. Clients are responsible for the cost of treatment on the day it is performed, but may fill out the necessary paperwork to be receive health insurance reimbursement. Lice Busters has these forms available and can assist you in filling them out to obtain reimbursement. We recommend checking with your health insurance provider prior to scheduling treatment if you plan to seek reimbursement.
Since head lice spread easily by sharing personal items such as hair brushes, hats and bedding, the main preventative measure is to teach your child or teen to avoid sharing these items. Lice are also spread by head-to-head contact as in the case of “selfie” photographs, thus limiting this close contact can help decrease the risk of head lice.
There is no guarantee that a prescription shampoo will eliminate head lice. While these shampoos are quite harsh, they are never as effective as manual nit-picking. In the end, the Lice Busters all-natural approach outperforms the pesticides and chemicals. It’s safer too!
Professional lice removal is fast, safe and convenient. Why spend countless hours on remedies that don’t work? Why endure weeks of combing rituals when you could get rid of the lice once and for all with a simple, all-natural treatment that can be performed in about an hour? Affordable, effective and guaranteed, professional lice removal takes care of the lice for good. Lice are pesky creatures—this is a job for professionals.
Yes. All of our products are safe, non-toxic and all-natural. We rely on manual removal of head lice, thus the products we use are not intended to kill lice, but simply to make the hair easier to work with.
Just one—Lice Busters all-natural head lice removal treatment is guaranteed effective after just a single treatment.
We do! Our home inspection and lice removal cleaning service gives you the peace of mind that no more lice are lurking in your home just waiting to start a new infestation. No more anxiety over vacuuming and washing everything in the house. Our crew handles the job in about two hours, leaving your home lice free.
Head lice and nits can be detected by thoroughly examining the hair and scalp. Head lice are small, sesame-seed sized parasites that take up residence on the scalp. While lice and nits can be detected by the human eye, many parents are not trained to spot them or may not know how to differentiate between dandruff or other debris and actual lice or nits. If you suspect your child may have lice but are not certain, schedule a professional screening.
Lice are passed from host to host via shared items such as hair brushes and accessories, bedding, hats, jacket, clothing, and upholstered furniture.
Once an individual has been treated with Lice Busters, he or she will be declared lice free. To be eligible for our 14 day guarantee, a few conditions apply: all members of the household must be screened for lice, and if lice are found, members must be treated.
Pesticide treatments and chemical shampoos attempt to kill the lice through the use of toxic substances. However, lice are not easily eliminated, and in the end this only breeds stronger and more resistant lice. Lice Busters knows that the only way to really get rid of the lice is to remove them—each and every one. Thus our technicians are trained to spot and remove lice using state-of-the-art combs. No harsh chemicals needed, just patience and expertise.
You’re not alone. Lice are notoriously difficult to get rid of and over-the-counter treatments are rarely effective. In order to completely eliminate head lice, your child’s hair must be meticulously and thoroughly combed with a fine-tooth lice removal comb to ensure that each and every bug and nit have been removed. Even one nit left behind can launch a new infestation. Most parents are not trained to perform this task, which is why the lice never go away.
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