Mercer County

Mercer County

Families, school nurses and directors from Mercer County towns including Princeton, Hopewell and Trenton have relied on Lice Be Gone for school lice screenings, and lice removal services. Lice Be Gone is the only head lice service company in New Jersey that is owned and operated by a Registered Nurse. Linda Strand and her team of professional head lice removal technicians collectively have more experience treating lice than any other company in New Jersey. You will leave our professional lice salon, knowing how to manage head lice, how to detect head lice, how to remove head lice, and how to manage delousing your home. With a 100% head lice removal success rate and 100% chemical free lice removal service, satisfaction is guaranteed at Lice Be Gone.

Prior to opening our lice treatment centers in NJ, we did home treatments. What we found is lice removal services that are done in a lice treatment center are far superior to lice removal done in the home. There are numerous advantageous to having treatment done at our professional head lice salon. Two technicians work together checking each other work, making sure that everyone leaving the lice center is 100% nit and lice free. There is no mess in your home. Appointment times are flexible and there are no additional fees for evening or weekend appointments. Multiple family members are treated at the same time, you do not have to wait for each family member to have their turn before the next person it screened for head lice or treated for head lice.

Towns in Mercer County Served by Lice Be Gone:

  • East Windsor
  • Township of Ewing
  • Ewing Township
  • Hamilton Township
  • Hightstown
  • Hopewell
  • Lawrence Township
  • Pennington
  • Princeton 
  • Robbinsville
  • Trenton
  • West Windsor
  • There is no mess in your home. Even though Lice Be Gone does not use chemicals, lice removal can be messy. 
  • Lice treatment times are flexible. You don't need to rush home or manage your schedule around a lice removal appointment. Lice Be Gone is open seven days a week and doesn't charge extra fees for evening or weekend appointments.
  • Every lice treatment is done by at least two technicians. More than one set of eyes ensures accuracy and that every nit and louse is removed.
  • Having lice treated doesn't need to take up your family's entire day. More than one head lice specialist works with a family so that more than one family member can be treated at the same time, unlike home head lice treatments that make you wait consecutively for hours.
  • We have more louse removal experience than anyone else. Lice Be Gone has been serving Mercer County families for more than ten years which is longer than most other head lice removal service companies have been in business.
  • Lice Be Gone is highly recommend. Physicians, pediatricians and dermatologists recommend Lice Be Gone. Summer camps, many local New Jersey schools and their school nurses also recommend Lice Be Gone for lice removal.
Trenton City Hall in Mercer County, NJ

Trenton City Hall in Mercer County, NJ

Testimonials from Mercer County Lice Removal Clients

The situation had gotten out of control, parents were understandably upset after several children turned up with lice. Thank you for coming to our school on such short notice, you were patient, kind and most important--accurate at finding who had lice. Most parents were grateful that you were called in.

Celine, Early Education Director Princeton, New Jersey


My kids had lice on and off for months, your center was great and they are finally lice free! Everyone was so nice, my daughter felt like she was in a salon, not a lice salon.

Mary D., Trenton, New Jersey


I spent too many hours trying to get my son's nits out. I really thought that I had gotten everything out and was shocked when Evelyn showed me moving bugs. I guess I didn't do such a great job! Glad to know that your company exists and I will recommend you to anyone that has lice. I just wish I had found you before I wasted my time. I truly appreciate your service.

Daniel R., Hopewell, New Jersey

Mercer County New Jersey 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.

Princeton New Jersey Public School District Head Lice Policy

No Nit Policy

Any time a student shows evidence of head lice, either with the presence of live lice or the presence of new nits, the student will be excluded from school until treatment is complete.
If the student returns to school with evidence of treatment the student will be allowed to re-enter school.

The student will be re-inspected by the school nurse following treatment. If evidence of nits or lice returns, the student will be excluded from school again. The child will need to be treated again and inspected before returning. You can read the rest of the school's head lice policy on their website. Click on Frequently Asked Questions and scroll to the bottom.

Hamilton Township New Jersey Public School Head Lice Policy

No Nit Policy

Hamilton Township School District enforces a "no-nit" policy. If your child is sent home from school with nits/lice, the nits/lice must be removed before returning to school. Upon return to school the parent must accompany the child into school to be re-checked before entering the classroom.

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Your Child Has Head Lice - Do's and Don'ts

  • Do stay calm. If the school nurse calls to report that your child has lice, pick them up from school and try and relax.
  • Don't tear your home apart. Only wash the bedding from the person that has head lice. You don't need to launder every piece of clothing in their closet. If they wore a jacket within the last two days and will wear it again within two days, wash it in hot water, put it in dryer, or put it away for two days. Live lice can't live off of the head for more than two days and you can't catch nits.
  • Do Let everyone that has been in close contact know that your child has head lice. Your call could prompt them to check for lice and will help to prevent your family from getting it back. This includes grandparents, sitters and friends.
  • Don't use chemicals. Even the latest prescription medication, Sklice, reports that they are only 74% effective.

Head lice: Most-used treatments no longer very effective, scientists say

A study performed in 2014 across the pond, compared a treatment with mousse, a lotion containing a pesticide and wet-combing the hair. The results were

none of the treatments were significantly more effective than any other.

Consumer Reports published their advice on the most effective way to treat a lice infestation. Their advice states

the safest method of getting rid of lice is to physically remove the insects and their eggs by combing with a lubricant such as a hair conditioner.

Call Lice Be Gone at 973-467-5423

We will remove the lice in one treatment and you can get back to enjoying family time.

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Getting rid of lice is easy with Lice Be Gone.

Be lice and nit free quickly without the use of toxins or chemicals. After just one treatment, return to work, school or camp without the risk of infesting others. Learn to delouse your home and avoid reinfestation. Our confidential service is performed / managed by a Registered Nurse in our dedicated Lice Treatment Center in Short Hills, NJ. or Bergen County (office opening soon)