Frequently asked Questions:

How can I detect Head lice after a recent exposure: It is very hard to detect a new infestation if looking at dry hair. A new infestation usually starts with 1 adult female pregnant louse that enters your hair, This louse is almost invisible to the human eye. Its body is clear until it feeds, then the belly appears dark red, or black in color. When moving the hair to find lice, they quickly move away to avoid the air and light. Checking a dry head of hair for head lice is very inaccurate, and can give a false negative more often than you would expect.  It is best to have a professional check you for a recent exposure, for 100% accuracy and peace of mind.

How can I prevent my child from getting Lice?  There are a few things you can do regularly to prevent head lice.  Long hair must be tied up in a bun. A pony tail or a braid is better than leaving hair loose, but is still considered a "LADDER for Lice". Adding hair products, (scented is fine) are great barriers also. Hair spray, gel, argan oil, and coconut oils are all great. {Be careful with tea tree oil, its an antifungal and can cause skin irritation if not properly diluted} Any product that smells like lavender, coconut, mint, or citrus are ALL repellant scents.

Ask your child  to place their jacket inside their backpack while at school. And to avoid throwing stuff into a community pile during an activity.

When the "Someone in your child's class has Lice" letter arrives home, you can place his/her back pack and coat in the dryer for 30 minutes.

If I am worried about lice should I buy a lice kit at the store and use as prevention? 

We do Not recommend any chemical over the counter kits.

THEY DO NOT WORK. (Even though the box promises to do so). Head Lice have become highly resistant to most over the counter AND PRESCRIPTION chemicals 

They are full of harmful toxins and chemicals. These products do not kill all of the Lice bugs and kill NONE of the eggs. Also please keep in mind using "prevention products" on an active case of head lice, does not cure, kill or eliminate lice. 

What does an Nit/Lice egg look like?It is a tiny, tear dropped shaped egg attached to the hair shaft. About the size of a pin head. It cannot be blown or flicked off. It can camouflage its color and present as black, brown, grey, clear, yellow, or off white in color.

Do Head Lice Jump?  No they cannot jump or fly. They are wingless and can only crawl. They cannot live for more than 48 hours off of the human host.

Do pets get lice?  Head lice cannot be "caught" from pets and cannot survive on pets. They are human parasites and require human blood for survival.

How can you verify successful treatment? First one must define treatment.  Someone may be treated and still be infested. A complete manual screening to confirm the complete absence of Lice and nits must be done. A visual screening maybe helpful but it is not definitive. The ultimate determination that someone is no longer infested can only be determined when that person is 100% clear of all Lice and Nits. (This is what we do and we guarantee it 100%).

How can I tell if the nits are dead or alive?  Children, like adults do not want nits in their hair, dead or alive. The time it would take to make the distinction is time far better spent removing ALL the nits.  Finding 10 dead nits guarantees nothing for the 11th.

(Be  VERY careful of the LICE Clinics that GUARANTEE you lice free in 1 hour, because that Usually DOES NOT INCLUDE REMOVING ALL NITS... That's could be an extra fee added onto your original price quote)

What is the Life cycle of the head louse?  Head lice can survive on a human host for approximately 32 days. The female louse can lay up to 10 eggs a day.  The eggs hatch in 7 -10 days and it takes another 7-10 days for the louse to mature and lay their own eggs.

Can I drown or smother Lice with Mayonnaise, Cetaphil, or Oils?  Lice can plug their breathing hole for up to 36 hours. It is very difficult to "smother" them.  And this method does not smother or kill the eggs/nits at all, actually it may nourish the shell of the nit and ease its opening.

​​​How to properly clean my home:

Extreme temperatures kill lice, boiling, freezing, and time off the head (48hrs)

The dryer for 30 minutes on high heat kills lice. (if you can dry a wet wash cloth in your dryer on high heat in 30 minutes, then its hot enough to kill Lice)

The washing machine does NOT kill lice unless it has boiling water. So for lice ridding purposes it is the dryer you must use.

Items placed in the freezer for 48hrs will also be lice free. (remember back packs, helmets, head phones, hair brushes, hair ties.)

Here is the plan:

Begin by collecting all items that need to be placed in the dryer. Bag them up and place near your dryer. Just add a load every 30 min. After 30 min all lice are dead.

Strip the beds. Take off the fitted sheet and everything above it. EX: fitted sheet, flat sheet, blankets, comforter, pillow, pillow case, and any stuffed animals that were on the bed. Collect all recently worn pajamas, head towels, bath towels, hats, scarfs, back packs.

Place all of these items in the dryer on high heat for 30 min.

LICE DO NOT BURROW, therefore there is no need to take off mattress pad.

Lice do not want to crawl away from your head, they need your head to survive.

Vacuum all rugs (vacuum in all directions-up, down, then side to side, Lice have claws and can hang on)

Vacuum all couches, soft chairs, bean bags, car seats. Vacuum your car.

Vacuum, or lightly mop hard surfaced floors.


Call us today, we will get you in, fix it all up, and your whole family will leave lice free!



If you find head lice, and you cannot get here for help, our best advice is to slather head and scalp with Olive Oil (or coconut oil), this will stop all movement, biting, itching and will contain it to prevent spreading. Place a towel over the pillow and sleep with it on.  It must be washed 3x (using Dawn dish detergent is best) to remove all oils before you arrive here for your appointment. This is safer and much better than any chemical product whether its OTC or Prescription.


After you leave here lice free, you can clean your home once and be all done!

We make it very easy, and stress free.

 All Natural Lice Removal Service  teaches you how you can clean your home in 2.5 hours or less. You only have to clean ONE TIME.  The rest of your focus is on the head. The best way to beat lice is to focus on the head NOT THE HOUSE. You must do some cleaning, but not as much as you think.  Lice can only live off the head for 48 hours. So if there is a room in your home that you are too overwhelmed to clean, just shut the door and stay out for 2 days. If you are worried that clothes in drawers or clothing in closets are contaminated, then take out what you need for the next 2 days, run it through the dryer for 30 min and keep doors and drawers closed for 2 days.

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