Hunterdon County families from larger towns such as Clinton and Flemington to smaller ones such as such as Oldwick and Readington have recognized Lice Be Gone as the best lice treatment service company in New Jersey. Lice Be Gone's lice treatment specialists have more experience than anyone else. More than 6,000 families have had head lice screenings and lice removal services at their Short Hills, New Jersey lice center. Appointments are available 7 days a week (no additional fees for weekend or evenings). Families prefer having lice removal services done in an actual lice salon as they are superior to home treatments. You are guaranteed to leave knowing that you are nit and lice free and understanding all you ever wanted to know and more about the facts of head lice.
Cities in Hunterdon County Served by Lice Be Gone
- Alexandria Township
- Bethlehem Township
- Clinton Township
- Delaware Township
- East Amwell
- Franklin Township
- Glen Gardner
- High Bridge
- Holland Township
- Lebanon Township
- Raritan Township
- Union Township
- West Amwell
Satisfied Family Head Lice Treatment Testimonials
Lice Be Gone provides screenings for thousands of children each year. Here are a few testimonials from some of our satisfied Hunterdon County school nurses and administrators and families
Benefit of coming to our center and not having a home visit as described by a satisfied client.
"Your place is so well organized, your technicians are professional and nice and the job was done by several people at once."
Annette, Readington, N.J.
"You came to our home when I had two children, when my youngest (who wasn't yet born 9 years ago) had lice, This time I knew better than to try tackling it on my own. I thought that coming to your clinic wouldn't be as preferable as you coming for a home visit, but I was wrong, it was actually less stressful. No mess for me to handle and it was easier for my son to have his treatment at your place. Thanks for taking care of us again!"
Amy D., Califon, N.J.
"We had a positive experience at your center. My kids didn't mind having their hair combed and I felt a huge relief once we were at your office. My kids were allowed back to school the next day and I was able to get back to my life!"
Donna, Whitehouse Station, NJ
Hunterdon County School Nurse
Linda - Thank you for participating in our Health fair. The kids loved seeing your bug cards and many parents were grateful to learn some facts about lice.
Making The Dreaded Phone Call
Once you get over the shock of finding out that your child has head lice, and you stop scratching your own head, you need to share this information. Make the dreaded lice phone call. There is no shame in sharing the information, it will reduce the chances of your family getting it back again. Chances are that one of your child's friends has it too and they might not even be aware of it. By letting other parents know, they can check and if necessary treat their child. Head lice are very contagious and the chances of someone else in their group (class, sleepover party they attended, girl scouts, etc..) having it is significant. Another word of advice -- if you're the recipient of such a call, hold your breath, stay calm and thank the caller. When it's your turn to make the "lice call", you will want the person on the other end to be nice. Check your child, or bring them to Lice Be Gone's professional lice salon for an accurate and inexpensive head lice and nit screening. Our head lice technicians will do a thorough screening and if necessary do a head lice treatment. Don't assume that because someone isn't itchy that they don't have head lice.
Hunterdon County New Jersey School Head Lice Policies
Each school district has their own head lice policy. Over the last few years the trend has been to abandon the no nit policy and to allow students to attend with either nits or even live lice. It is important to know the stated policy of the school your child attends. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states "head lice can be a nuisance but they have not been shown to spread disease." While it is true that they don't spread disease, head lice are very contagious and allowing children to attend school with head lice will allow it to spread.
Definition of the Policies
- “No Nit” Policy - A “no nit” policy means that children are not allowed in school with any nits (lice eggs) in the hair. In reality, there is some variation: some school nurses will actually pick out a few nits if that is all that they see and allow the child to stay in school. Other nurses will see one nit and send the child home. The latter is the exception rather than the rule.
- “No Live Lice” Policy - A “no live lice” policy means that children with nits may stay in school, however, students with live bugs will be sent home. Again, there is room for interpretation of this rule. In some schools, the child with live bugs will be allowed to remain in school until the end of the school day and then will be sent home to be treated and not allowed back to school until all live lice have been killed. In other cases, children with live bugs will be sent home immediately for treatment. A third interpretation of this policy is that children with live bugs and nits within a quarter of an inch from the scalp will be sent home as these cases are deemed “active.” Children with nits farther from the scalp are allowed to remain in school.
- “Live Lice and Nits” Allowed Policy - Then there is the third policy, which is the most lenient of all: children with live lice and nits are permitted to remain in school. While many schools educate parents and students about head lice, the schools with very liberal policies place a special emphasis on education to try to prevent and contain head lice.
The shift in policy from not allowing a student to attend with nits or lice to a more relaxed policy of allowing students to attend with nits or live lice is in part due to the American Pediatric Association (APA) and National Association of School Nurses (NASN). Both organizations believe that children shouldn't be excluded from attending school with nits or lice. The APA reports say many of the more common treatments for getting rid of head lice, including prescription medicines and over-the-counter creams and conditioners, may no longer be effective because lice have built up such a resistance to them.
Tewksbury Township N.J. School District Head Lice Policy
No Nit Policy
Students with head lice must be excluded from school until all evidence of infestation is removed.
School states that all nits and lice need to be removed before the child is allowed to return. You can view the Handbook for more information.
Flemington-Raritan Regional School District Head Lice Policy
No Live Lice
A student who is found to have active head lice will not be permitted to attend school until there are no active lice in the student’s hair and until all live head lice are removed as confirmed by an examination by the school nurse. The presence of nits, the eggs of lice, alone will not prohibit a child from attending school.
While this policy doesn't allow for live lice it doesn't take into consideration just how difficult it can be to find live lice. When someone has nits, the chances that they also have live bugs is significant. Bugs move quickly through hair and as long as someone has nits, they should be considered to have lice. Nobody can determine exactly when a nit will hatch and become a live bug. You can read more here.
Clinton Township N.J. School District Head Lice Policy
Does Not Have A Policy, Students Can Attend Without Restrictions
You can read the health office protocol here.