Head Lice Guru

Mobile Service or Lice Salon?

• Mobile lice treatment service works from the comfort of your home. It allows you to deal with cleaning, cranky kids and overall discomfort of a head lice infestation from the comfort of your own house.

• At Head Lice Guru we have a private Lice Salon where we only treat one family at a time.  Other Lice Salons are public and loose the customer service and personal touch of a Lice Tech in your house. Who wants to deal with a child that is uncomfortable in front of a room full of people.

How do you get head lice?

• By head to head contact with an infested person. Kids 3-11 get lice the most.  Contact is common during play at school and at home (slumber parties, sports activities, at camp, on a playground, hugging, wrestling).

• By wearing infested clothing, such as hats, scarves, coats, sports uniforms

• By using infested combs, brushes, or towels.

• By lying on a bed, couch, pillow, carpet, that has recently been in contact with an infested person. 

FACTS of lice:

• Lice do not fly or jump.

• Female lice can fertilize their own eggs.

• Lice like clean, healthy hair.

• More kids lose time away from school from lice than from the common cold.

• Pets do not transmit head lice to humans or vice versa.

• Anyone can get lice regardless of economics or race.

• Kids ages 3-11 get lice the most.

Head lice life cycle:

• Eggs: Nits are head lice eggs. They are cemented at the base of the hair shaft nearest the scalp. Nits take about 1 week to hatch (range 7 to 10 days).

• Nymphs: The egg hatches to release a nymph. Nymphs mature after three molts and become adults about 7-10 days after hatching.

• Adults: Adult lice can live up to 7-10 days on a person’s head. Female lice lay a maximum of 5 to 10 nits each day. The life cycle of a louse from nit to adult is 30 days. Adults lay eggs for 7-10 days.

Head lice symptoms:

• You may not have any symptoms at first and you cannot always see the lice with the naked untrained eye.

• Itchy scalp may start weeks or months after lice have started to spread because not everyone is allergic to the bite.

• Lice camouflage themselves to the color of the hair.

• Tiny grayish white to dark brown, oval-shaped eggs (about the size of a sesame seed) cling to hairs close to the scalp.

Can’t I just go to the drugstore and buy a lice removal product?

• The products sold in drugstores or prescribed by doctors are called Pediculicide (Nix, Rid, Clear, etc) – Pediculicides are the insecticidal shampoos and creme rinses used to treat head lice. These products contain pesticides.

• The problem with pesticides is that head lice populations have become resistant to the chemicals used to treat them. “Products that have been working aren’t working anymore,” – John Erdmann, entomologist, University of Massachusetts

• They also do not rid the hair of lice at all three stages of the lice life cycle: they kill only the adult louse and leaving the nymphs and nits to continue their life cycle.

• Our method rids the head of lice at all three stages of the lice life cycle.

How to treat head lice:

  • Call your traveling head lice treatment resource today!

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