Lisa the Lice Lady of Rockland County, New York

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Lice Removal Services & Supplies

Lice Removal Services & Supplies

Lice Removal Services & SuppliesLice Removal Services & Supplies

Lice Removal Services & Supplies

Lice Removal Services & Supplies

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Got Lice?

don't panic!

Having Head Lice does not mean you are dirty. Head Lice even like clean hair better than dirty hair!  I know you feel yucky having bugs on you, or your child’s hair.  But it's not your fault you have lice.  Getting head lice is almost as easy as catching a cold - and you've caught plenty of colds, right?  It's unpleasant but very beatable especially with help from Rockland’s premier lice removal service.

Traditional head lice treatments are ineffective and hazardous to your health and our environment. Head lice have become Super Bugs and have built up a resistance to these toxic chemicals.  Many of the pesticides used, are now BANNED in California for being too dangerous to humans and the environment.  Why would we want to use them on our children?

  

Head Lice can only survive on human heads.  Cleaning your house will make you feel better but it's not going to help you beat lice.  Washing pillow cases and sheets and vacuuming where people's heads touch are all you really need to do.  The most important part of beating head lice is focusing on the head.  If you can see nits (eggs), you need a head lice expert to help.  You will be re-infested unless all the nits are gone.

Head Lice are small wingless insects that cannot fly or jump.  Most often the head lice will crawl from one persons head to another while in close contact.

A female head louse lives about 30 days and after 10 days will mature and start laying eggs at a rate of about seven eggs a day.  An infested head will have approximately 25 live lice.  If half are girls that's 84 eggs a day.  An egg or nit takes 10 days to hatch.  You can see how the infestation can get bad quickly if nitpicking isn't done.

Head Lice have been around since the beginning of time.  Lice combs and nits have been found in Egyptian tombs!

Head Lice don't care if you are rich or poor. Infestations go through private schools just as often as public schools.

Head Lice can't live on stuffed animals or pets.  They only live on human heads.

The most effective method of treating head lice is by contacting a trained professional upon detection.  The most effective method of preventing head lice is by learning during the treatment process and arming yourself with the tools and methodologies used by them. 

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The Ice Life Cycle

Additional Information

 1. Lice are 1mm to 4mm long

2. Female Louse lives for 30 days

3. 1 Female Adult Louse lays 4-8 eggs (nits) per day on hair

4. Nits take 6-7 days to hatch

5. Nymphs take another 7-10 days to become adults ready to lay eggs

6. Viable nits are brownish/yellow in color

7. Hatched nits are clear or opaque – never white

8. Nits are glued to the hair at an angle and look like a teardrop

9. Lice like clean and healthy scalps – dirty hair is slippery, thereby harder to glue nits to!

10. Head lice only live on the head and in extreme cases on eyebrows and eyelashes

Nit hot spots: behind the ears, crown of head, forehead hairline, nape of neck  

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About Me

Welcome to Lisa the Lice Lady

I am a stay at home mother of 3 children, 2 girls and 1 boy.   My daughters have always had very long hair that is washed every day.  These are the optimal conditions for lice to thrive.   I completely understand the state of panic a mom can be forced into when she gets “the call” that her child has lice. 

Just What You Need

Don't be overwhelmed!  I have been there, more than once!  It is scary and confusing, especially with all of the products out there that claim to work.  As a result of prior experience and my tenacity with regard to a safe and natural solution, I have developed a system in which lice can be treated and future infestations can actually be prevented.   For the last few years, I have shared my passion for natural and safe treatment by using this method on children and sometimes their parents.  During treatment, I also teach parents the proper way to detect, treat and prevent lice so that in the future you may not need a professional. 

Only the Best

ALL NATURAL / NON-PESTICIDE!  I stand by my products 100% and use them on my own children, they are truly the best out there.  The shampoos, sprays and tools are always available for sale and in stock for immediate pickup or shipment.

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Transferring knowledge and experience from our family to yours. 

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MythBusters

Additional Information

Myth: Lice jump, fly, hop from person to person, between people and animals, from the environment to the head

  1. Fact: Human lice are only transmitted between people and never come from animals   
  2. Fact: Head lice can only crawl (not fly) from human head to head
  3. Fact: Adult lice can only live a maximum of 48 hours off of a human head; baby lice (nymphs) can survive only a couple hours
  4. Fact: Transmission of head lice from inanimate objects (the environment) is very uncommon 
  5. Study: only 4% live lice were found on infested subjects' pillowcases  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
  6. Study: over 450 students had active infestations, but the floors of their 108 classrooms did not have even one louse - they were completely uninfested  http://                www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
  7. Check the Experts: http://www.cdc.gov/lice/head/faqs.html

Myth: Lice is at epidemic levels

  1. Fact: School nurses tell us that lice outbreaks seem to occur each year and they are not seeing an increase over previous years
  2. Fact: Outbreaks are not easily eradicated with the OTC pesticide of permethrin due to pesticide resistance 
  3. Fact:  We regularly see live lice on clients' heads after home treatments of NIX and RID (permethrin based products)
  4. Check the Experts: 

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/archives/1999-releases/press09141999.html

http://archderm.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/139/8/994.pdf

Myth: Lice is easy to get (casual contact):

  1. Fact: This actually depends on the level of infestation of the neighboring head. 
  2. Fact: Lice have to have very specific spatial and kinetic conditions in order to crawl over to grasp a hair of a neighboring head 
  3. Study: only 7.1% of hair to hair transmission attempts worked (34 out of 480); the louse had to be oriented outward on the hair (not ready to feed at the base of scalp), the neighboring hair had to be parallel to the hair the louse was on,  the neighboring hair had to move very slowly (4 m per minute) http://www.nature.com/jid/journal/v119/n3/full/5601602a.html
  4. Check the Experts: 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6556831

Myth: Re-infestation from classmates is common

  1. Fact: Re-infestions are often the same infestation which was never completely eradicated and has erupted again. 
  2. Fact: The Head Lice Life Cycle illustrates that a couple of missed nits can take upwards of 19 days (almost 3 weeks!) to become adults before a new egg is even laid - and most likely another week before enough nits are visible to spot.  That's one month, well outside the recommended two week time frame to check after an infestation.
  3. Check the Experts: http://www.holdfast.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=798

Myth: If you have head lice you must have poor hygiene

  1. Fact: Lice are opportunistic bugs, surviving only on human blood; they are not affected by cleanliness or dirtiness in their need to survive
  2. Fact: Lice like clean and healthy scalps; experts believe dirty hair is slippery therefore harder to glue nits (eggs) to
  3. Check the Experts:  

http://www.cdc.gov/lice/head/epi.html

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/cd/cdped.shtml

Myth: If one person has lice you should treat the entire family

  1. Fact: Doing correct head checks on all family members is crucial; treating all "to be safe" is an unnecessary waste of time and energy 
  2. Check the Experts: 
  3. http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/housingandclothing/dk1030.html

Myth: You have to have an itchy head to have lice

  1. Fact: You can have lice up to 4-6 weeks before you begin itching your scalp and 50% of infested people have no symptoms at all
  2. Fact: In ongoing infestations habituation can occur and itching decreases
  3. Fact: Lice bites and nits are commonly found behind the ears, crown of head and nape of neck
  4. Check the Experts: 

http://www.cdc.gov/lice/head/disease.html

http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/cdc/factsheets/head_lice.pdf

Myth: Head lice transmit diseases

  1. Fact: Head lice are not carries of pathogens 
  2. Fact: Body lice, a completely different strain of lice, do transmit pathogens
  3. Check the Experts: http://www.cdc.gov/lice/

Myth: Nits (eggs) will hatch after pulled off the hair

  1. Fact: Nits need a warm incubator (the head) and humidity in order to hatch 
  2. Fact: Nits are laid close to the scalp and are viable within 1/4 inch from the scalp 
  3. Fact: Nits found 1/2 inch or more away from scalp are no longer viable
  4. Check the Experts:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/headlice/forhcp.html