Middlesex County

Middlesex County

Chemical Free – non-toxic head lice removal is the best lice treatment services available. At our head lice removal salon, our professional lice treatment specialists rely on old fashioned nit picking. We do not use any chemicals (not even natural head lice treatment products) to get the job done. We use lice combs, patience and years of experience so that each family can leave Lice Be Gone, New Jersey's most experienced lice removal center with a guarantee that they are nit and lice free. Lice Be Gone is located near the Garden State Parkway and NJ Turnpike, making travel easy from Metuchen, Edison, and all towns in Middlesex County.

Cities in Middlesex County Served by Lice Be Gone:

  • Carteret
  • Cranbury
  • Dunellen
  • East Brunswick
  • Edison
  • Helmetta
  • Highland Park
  • Jamesburg
  • Metuchen
  • Middlesex
  • Milltown
  • Monroe
  • New Brunswick
  • North Brunswick
  • Old Bridge
  • Perth Amboy
  • Piscataway
  • Plainsboro
  • Sayreville
  • South Amboy
  • South Brunswick
  • South Plainfield
  • South River
  • Spotswood
  • Woodbridge

Rutgers University visitors center on the Busch campus.

Rutgers University visitors center on the Busch campus.

Testimonials From Middlesex County Families

I would just like to tell you how wonderful and friendly your staff were. Very professional and excellent at their jobs. They made a stressful situation so much easier for me and I truly appreciate it.
Thanks again,

L.K., Metuchen NJ


Hi Linda- Thank you again for seeing us and taking care of us all yesterday. The girls were so happy to have fragrant, "clean" hair and I am so happy to have peace of mind!!! The experience was so smooth and stress free. Your staff were so kind and professional! I am sending our babysitter to get checked by you. I looked tonight and I think everything is ok, but I think she and I will have less stress if you guys check her.

K.E., Edison, NJ


On Behalf of my school, thank you for participating in our Health and Wellness Fair and helping to make it such a success. We received many positive comments from parents and staff. We greatly appreciate your involvement.

S.M., School Nurse


Nancy, Lice Be Gone Lice Removal Treatment Specialist at a health fair.

Nancy, Lice Be Gone Lice Removal Treatment Specialist at a health fair.

Lice Be Gone in the News

Having a Louse-y Spring? Metuchen Moms share a few tips to help your family deal with Lice

Last year everyone in my family got lice, except my husband.  We think our daughter got it from school  (due to other cases in her class).  I am a teacher and my school district has a zero tolerance policy concerning lice;  I needed to be completely clear of the nits before I could return to teaching.  My school district uses a company called Lice Be Gone.

Middlesex New Jersey School Head Lice Policies

Every school district has their own head lice policy. The American Pediatric Association's (APA) Policy is often used to guide policies. What the APA does not consider is that while a child has nits or lice they are contagious and their schoolmates are at risk of contracting head lice from them.

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. 

Meanings of different policies:

  • No Nit Policy - Students aren't permitted to attend school with any nits (lice eggs) or lice (bugs). They are allowed back only when they are completely nit and lice free.
  • No Live Lice Policy - Students are allowed to attend school with nits if any lice lice are found they be sent home from school.
  • Lice Lice and Nits Policy - Students are allowed to attend school without any restrictions.

Edison New Jersey Public School District Head Lice Policy

No Clear Lice Policy

Please contact your school nurse when your student is diagnosed, or you suspect your student has a communicable disease (strep throat, meningitis, mumps, pertussis etc.), or condition (ie; head lice, ringworm, poison ivy etc.) 

The Edison Township Public School isn't clear on their lice policy. They ask to be contacted if a child has a communicable  disease, lice is listed among them, but no clear guidelines after it is reported.

East Brunswick New Jersey Public School District Head Lice Policy

No Clear Lice Policy

Does not have a no nit or lice policy. I agree with some of Richard J. Pollack PhD's recommendations but I don't agree with allowing a student to stay in school with head lice or nits. Lice are extremely contagious and I do not understand why this fact is overlooked.

Metuchen New Jersey Public School District Head Lice Policy

No Clear Lice Policy

Isolation, exclusion, and readmission of any pupil or employee suspected of having a communicable disease as required by N.J.S.A. 18A:40-7 to 12 and 18A:40-16 to 18 (Policy and Regulation 8451); 

There is no clear guidelines in the Metuchen School District's health services form.


Lice - Where Do They Come From?

Head lice came with us out of Africa: study

Head lice taken from 1,000-year-old mummies in Peru support the idea that the little creatures accompanied humans on their first migration out of Africa, 100,000 years ago, researchers reported Wednesday.

Head Lice apparently have been around for more than 100,000 years! Head lice are no longer a source of disease, but they are a social issue. Head lice came with us out of Africa fascinating.

It helps to prove the point that the only way to manage head lice is to remove each and every nit (lice eggs) and louse (lice) and no chemicals or heat treatments are ever going to be 100% effective. Head lice are very adaptable!

Head lice (pediculosis capitus) are small parasitic insects that live on the scalp and neck hairs of their human hosts. It is usually detected through the presence of seeing the actual lice or nits (eggs) attached to the hair shaft of the host.

Signs and Symptoms of Head Lice

  • A tickling feeling or a sensation of something moving in the hair; 
  • An itchy scalp
  • Sores on the head caused by scratching. 
  • Rash on neck
  • Finding a bug in your hair
  • Seeing nits (many people describe nits as," things that are sticky in the hair and do not easily come off the shaft of the hair."

How do I kill head lice? How do I get rid of lice? How do I get rid of the nits?

These are common questions and the answer is simple, they need to be combed out. There is no value in using chemicals, heat treatments or vacuuming treatments. They are not 100% effective. What is effective every time, is removing all lice and nits by combing them out. It sounds simple and in theory it is but it requires patience, time and a level of skill. At Lice Be Gone, we spend as many hours as necessary for each treatment and each treatment is done by two lice technicians, this is one of the reasons we have a 100% success rate.

If you see something and you want confimration that is a nit or a louse, save it, bring it to us and our lice removal professionals will look at it and determine if it is head lice. There is no fee to help you determine if your sample is in fact lice nor is there any obligation to use our services.