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Lice Eggs. The lice treatment industry’s dirty little secret.

There are hundreds of products on the market that claim to get rid of lice. Some of them actually do a fairly good job of eliminating the live lice. But what they don’t tell you on the packaging or in their marketing is that they are very ineffective at killing lice eggs. Unfortunately, if you […]

This year, lice will steal $14,000 from your school

According to national averages for public schools,* 22% of the children in your school will have lice this year and they will miss about 2 days of school trying to take care of it. Every day your child is absent, his or her school will lose an average of $70. But real problem isn’t the […]

Unsuspecting moms cause spread of lice

Most moms want the best for their children and are diligent about keeping them safe and healthy. When they discover their child has head lice they often become desperate and frantically search for a cure. Unfortunately, there is a lot of incorrect information out there. Well-meaning friends or relatives might suggest home treatments such as […]

Toddler dies from parents lack of knowledge

Earlier this year, an 18-month-old child died while undergoing a home treatment for head lice involving mayonnaise and a plastic bag. As the child slept, the bag apparently covered her face, suffocating her. (Link: Massachusetts toddler dies during head lice treatment – CBS News) This was an extremely tragic accident, which might have been avoided […]

Over-the-counter products fail to kill super lice

Head lice in the United States are becoming more and more resistant to the most popular lice-treatment products. As a result, these “Super Lice” are becoming more difficult to kill, increasing frustration and anxiety among parents. In contrast, heated-air treatments, which dehydrate lice and their eggs instead of using pesticides, continue to effectively kill even […]