Monmouth County

Monmouth County

Families from Shrewsbury, Red Bank and Spring Lake are among the many Monmouth County residents that have relied on Lice Be Gone's professional lice and nit removal services. They offer the best lice treatment services in New Jersey; Lice Be Gone's professional lice removal technician’s have provided head lice screenings and head lice removal services to more than 50,000 individuals. While Monmouth County families might find a closer head lice salon, or a head lice technician that is able to make a house call, it won't compare to the years of experience and the expertise. Our Short Hills lice treatment center is conveniently located near all highways, making travel from Holmdel, Millstone Township and Manalapan easy.

Cities in Monmouth County Served by Lice Be Gone

  • Aberdeen
  • Allenhurst
  • Allentown
  • Asbury Park
  • Atlantic Highlands
  • Avon-by-the-Sea
  • Belmar
  • Bradley Beach
  • Brielle
  • Colts Neck
  • Deal
  • Eatontown
  • Englishtown
  • Fair Haven
  • Farmingdale
  • Freehold Borough
  • Freehold Township
  • Hazlet
  • Highlands
  • Holmdel
  • Howell
  • Interlaken
  • Keansburg
  • Keyport
  • Lake Como
  • Little Silver
  • Loch Arbour
  • Long Branch
  • Manalapan
  • Manasquan
  • Marlboro
  • Matawan
  • Middletown
  • Millstone Township
  • Monmouth Beach
  • Neptune
  • Neptune City
  • Ocean Township
  • Oceanport
  • Red Bank
  • Roosevelt
  • Rumson
  • Sea Bright
  • Sea Girt
  • Shrewsbury
  • Shrewsbury Township
  • Spring Lake
  • Spring Lake Heights
  • Tinton Falls
  • Union Beach
  • Upper Freehold
  • Wall
  • West Long Branch
The Sandy Hook lighthouse, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area.

The Sandy Hook lighthouse, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area.


Monmouth County, NJ Client Testimonials

Great service, my wife was away for business so it was a great relief when my neighbor gave me your number. Your office is well organized, I took business call while you worked with my son and it was seamless.

Avi, Marlboro, NJ


Don't make the same mistake I did, go directly to Lice Be Gone. I felt sick when I found a bug on my daughter after spending a week combing her every night. They know what they're doing!

Robyn S., Holmdel, NJ


We were visiting my cousins and found head lice on my 6 year old twins. She knew about your services and she actually made the appointment for us. Thankfully it was only my kids that needed treatment but the peace of mind we all got from having everyone checked was priceless. I was also amazed at how behaved my twins were. Having snacks and movies certainly helped. You ladies know what you're doing.

Carol F. (San Francisco) house guest, Shrewsbury


Head lice crawl, they do not fly, jump or hop. If you are in close contact with someone that has lice there is a chance that you could get head lice. Routine checking for head lice will help to reduce spreading it to others.

Head lice are contagious, if your head to head with someone with lice, a louse can move onto your hair and then you too would have lice.

While lice can't live off of the head for more than a day or two, they can easily be transmitted if you share a hat with someone that has lice. Teach your children to not share hats and helmets.

Attending a slumber party is not the problem, but if you find out that someone else that was at the same party has lice, it's important to get your child properly screened for head lice.

Close contact with someone that has lice will increase your chances of catching it. It doesn't matter if you are male or female. Dogs and cats can't get head lice, they need a human scalp to survive.


Monmouth 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. 

Meanings of different 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.

Holmdel Township NJ Public Schools Head Lice Policy

No Live Lice

You should be aware that the district follows the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for lice. When lice are evident, Holmdel schools adhere to the following procedures:
  • Students are sent home if the school nurse determines that the student has lice.
  • Parents are notified to pick up their child. Parents are provided with information on how to treat, and prevent the spread of lice.
  • Parents are also advised that they may wish to consult with a physician for treatment.
  • Upon returning to school and entering his/her classroom, students must be escorted to the nurse’s office and checked by the school nurse for lice.
  • If lice are present, the student is sent home for further treatment.
  • As recommended by the Center for Disease Control, if the student is undergoing treatment, but nits (eggs) are present, the student can remain in school.
  • Schools notify parents that a lice problem exists in their respective child(ren)'s classroom. Parents are also provided with information on how they can treat, and prevent the spread of lice. 

You can read the rest of the letter from Barbara Duncan, the Superintendent of Schools here.

Shrewsbury NJ Public Schools Head Lice Policy

No Live Lice

The current recommendations state that students with eggs and/or head lice should remain in school and not be immediately excluded.  That is NOT to say that all children with identified cases of head lice will remain in school ALL DAY.  However immediate exclusion of these children is not considered necessary.

This information comes from the Head Lice Information 2015 document found at the bottom of the Shrewsbury School Nurse page.

Red Bank Borough NJ Public Schools Head Lice Policy

No clear policy

No clear policy is given on the school nurse page here.

Freehold NJ Public Schools Head Lice Policy

Does not have a no nit policy

Students diagnosed with live head lice do not need to be sent home early from school; they can go home at the end of the day, be treated, and return to class after appropriate treatment has begun. Nits may persist after treatment, but successful treatment should kill crawling lice. Please go to the Health Office page for more information.