Scientists released findings that showed that lice, now called “Super Lice” have developed a resistance to the traditional over-the-counter head lice treatment products in the United States, including New York and Connecticut. Super lice evolved because of repeated exposure to the chemicals in the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) products over nearly 50 years! Repeated exposure builds resistance, not only to that particular treatment but to virtually all similar products. Licenders technology and process kills 100% of lice, including “Super Lice” every time…we promise!
Head lice have been around for thousands of years. Head lice crawl, but they can’t jump or fly. Transmission of a head louse from one person to another is by direct head-to-head contact. This often happens within a family or among children who have close contact at school or play. Indirect transmission of lice can also spread from one person to another by the following items:
The most common symptom of any type of hair lice is itching, caused by the lice biting the scalp. However, you may not feel itchy right away, especially if it’s a light infestation. You may not notice any symptoms for up to six weeks. In addition to intense itching, lice can cause other symptoms, such as:
Lice eggs are also called “nits.” They appear on hair shafts and are difficult to brush out of the hair.
In order to learn how lice spread and how to get rid of them, you’ll need to understand the lice life cycle. Lice develop in three stages: nit, nymph, and adult louse. Adult lice are the easiest to spot because they are larger, but at the size of a sesame seed, they are still quite small. Lice varies in color, based on the color of your hair, they blend in well. Lice eggs, called nits, are attached directly to individual hair strands. Nits are extremely small, they look like tiny specks and are glued securely to the hair. If you can’t easily pull them off they are probably nits and not dandruff.
Typical house cleaning often doesn’t get rid of the lice once they have taken hold, and head lice can still thrive in a clean home.
Clean the following:
"Wow! I had been grappling with lice for weeks, trying home remedies, over the counter treatments, nothing worked on my daughter. The last straw was seeing a huge lice in her brush. We went to Licenders on the East Side and I'm glad I did. What a bunch of sweet women. They are so welcoming, so patient and took care of my daughter. More importantly, none of those horrid toxins that I had been putting in my daughter and my head from the store. Hopefully I will never ever have lice in my life again, but at least I know exactly where I can go."
Licenders is available for appointments 7 days a week.
Because our lice removal treatment kills all lice and nits (eggs) in one treatment, your child can be back at school on the very same day.
Yes! Our heated air treatment is the most effective process for killing all the lice and nits. After your treatment, we will schedule you for a complimentary follow-up visit within one week to make sure that your child has not been re-exposed. (Hey! Somebody gave them lice to begin with!)
Yes! House calls are a great way to have your entire family screened and treated in the comfort of your home. We usually can get to you the very same day.