Loading... Please wait...

On call 24/7, we can come to your home right now! (888) LICE-AWAY  |  (888) 542-3292

Menu

Blog

Posted by

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a case of head lice is more of a nuisance than of real concern. The CDC notes that among children 3 to 11 years old, an estimated 6 to 12 million head lice infestations occur each year in the United States.

So, don’t panic if you get the “dreaded lice letter” from your child’s school. There are all natural, non-toxic ways to get rid of a head lice infestation and to help prevent a repeat infestation.

Safely Remove Lice From Your Child

Treating A Case of Head Lice

To treat head lice at home you will need:

Stainless steel, long-toothed it removal comb

Head Lice Treatment Shampoo

Head Lice Treatment Conditioner

Head Lice Treatment Fabric Spray

Head Lice Treatment Hair & Scalp Treatment

Lice Treatment Center™ products are formulated using natural, active ingredients and are a healthier alternative to other market brands that may contain amounts of insecticide.

Every person in the home or anyone who has had physical contact with an infested person should be inspected for the presence of head lice or nits and then be treated.

Apply LTC’s natural, non-toxic products to treat the infestation and to facilitate the removal of live lice and nits (lice eggs).

Separate the hair into small sections and, using a stainless-steel lice comb, use a magnifier and light to inspect each hair strand and the scalp for live lice or their eggs (nits).

Manually remove the bugs and nits strand. This meticulous combing and picking procedure usually takes from two to four hours, depending on the level of infestation and length of hair.

The final step is applying the treatment oil to kill any remaining live bugs (nits cannot be killed and must be physically removed from the hair).

This process must be repeated for about a week after initial treatment to ensure all nits and bugs are removed.

LTC technicians are available around-the-clock to answer your lice removal questions and to provide hands-on assistance. Call (888) LICE-AWAY or 888.542-3292.

Preventing Head Lice

Don’t Share:

Since Lice are spread through head-to-head contact with someone who already has lice, teach your children to take precautions at school and during group sports or social activities. The need to be careful not to share pillows and sleeping bags. Wearing wigs and costumes at dress-up parties and school plays are also risks. Sports activities that involve sharing helmets such as baseball, lacrosse should be avoided unless they have their own helmets. Most of all, don’t share hats, scrunchies combs and brushes especially if your kid’s school has identified cases of lice.

Repellent Spray

Repellent Spray:

If your school has informed parents of active cases of lice, you may want to use some extra protection against exposure to lice. Lice Treatment Center’s Leave-in Hair Spray is an effective lice repellent. Spray your children’s hair daily, especially if they are going to participate in group activities. This product contains rosemary, tea tree and cinnamon essential oils, and are well-known lice repellents. My daughter-in-law has been using the spray daily on my youngest grandson for 5 years-- since pre-school. Knock-wood, his school.

​A Case for Lice Inspection

Hi,I just had a long conversation with my niece about the recent lice infestations in her family. Knowing I had to deal with lice over the years, she asked for my advice when her kids got sent home from school because the school nurse found nits. She was anxious to tell me her lice story.And yes, she said it [...]

Read More »


My Child has Lice...Now how to get rid of lice?

Have you ever gotten that dreaded call from your kids’ school saying: “Your child has head lice”? Well, I did. And I will never forget the day the school nurse called to tell me that my 7- year-old son was being sent home because he had head lice. It was very embarrassing for him and [...]

Read More »


Head Lice ~ In Case You Were Wondering (Q&A)

Q. When did head lice start to bug the human race?A. Head lice have been around as long as man has. Q. Where do lice come from?A. Head lice come from other head lice. They hatch from eggs (nits) laid by adult female head lice. Q. What are head lice and what do they look like?A. Head lice are six legged, wingless [...]

Read More »


9 Things NOT to Give Out On Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, check out these tips for keeping the tricks to a minimum.9.  Toilet PaperTricksters already have their own.8.  ToothbrushesLike serving Tofurkey on Thanksgiving.7.  RaisinsA box of dried rabbit poops will only make YOU feel good.6.  CarrotsHalloween is not a teachable moment — skip the nutrition lesson.5.  Hard CandiesOnly restaurants and Grandmas [...]

Read More »


Creepy Crawlies for Halloween

I have this friend I need to tell you about; let’s call her Susie. Susie is a HUGE fan of Halloween. It is her favorite holiday, if you can call it that, by far. Her house looks practically haunted when the clock strikes 12am on October 1st. Her decorations are a-ma-zing and her absolute dedication to reinventing spooky-but-fun is [...]

Read More »


Welcome to the Club!

Psst! I’m not generally a name dropper, but I’m in a club with Heidi Klum, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Courtney Cox, Madonna, Britney Spears, Kelly Ripa, Shakira, Rainn Wilson, and Adam Scott. We’re all members of the WHaLAS Club. It’s actually not as exclusive as it sounds. In fact, it’s not a club anyone would ever want to join. [...]

Read More »


We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Elin R. Cohen!Pediatrician Dr. Elin R. Cohen, of Black Rock Pediatrics is one terrific doctor! But I'm not the only one who thinks so. Once again Dr. Cohen has been named one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2015 in Fairfield County and the New York Metro Area. Yes, [...]

Read More »


Shock, Awe and Survival. . . Letters from School

Hi there! I'm Hillary, your go-to mom for info, and maybe a little entertainment, here at Lice Treatment Center. As a mother of three darlings, ages 8, 7 and 3, I have been privy to "the letter". Yes, a month ago I got the dreaded letter that accompanied my daughter home, lurking in her backpack, until it could [...]

Read More »