Rockland County, NY
Lice Be Gone's Bergen County professional head lice removal service company is conveniently located to Suffern, West Nyack, Blauvelt, New City and the rest of Rockland County. Our professional head lice technicians collectively have more experience treating lice and screening for head lice than any other company in New York or New Jersey. You will leave our lice salon knowing how to manage head lice, how to detect head lice, how to remove head lice.
With a 100% head lice removal success rate, satisfaction is guaranteed at Lice Be Gone.
Lice Be Gone's Bergen County professional head lice removal center is conveniently located to Suffern, West Nyack, Blauvelt, New City and the rest of Rockland County. Our professional head lice technicians collectively have more experience screening for head lice and providing successful lice treatments than any other company in New York or New Jersey.
Towns in Rockland County, NY served by Lice Be Gone:
- New City
- Pearl River
- Spring Valley
- Stony Point
- Tomkins Cove
- Valley Cottage
Satisfied Head Lice Treatment Families
Dear Linda and Diana,
Thank you so much for all you did for my family. You took us in on short notice and as a working mom with a busy schedule I really appreciated this. You certainly made a very unpleasant situation easy and manageable! Hopefully we won't ever need your services again, but if we do, we know exactly who to turn to!
Amy K., Suffren, NY
Lice Be Gone was amazing! My friend and pediatrician's nurse both recommended that I take my family there. The environment was calm, and the staff were professional and patient. I highly recommend them.
Samantha G., New City, NY
Email sent to Lice Be Gone:
I wanted to let you know that the experience that I had at your office yesterday was top notch. I never knew such a place as yours existed until my school nurse gave me your phamplet. You made a bad situation tolerable. I will be sure to let everyone know about how compassionate and kind everyone at your office was.
Marcella O., New City, NY
Rockland County, New York Public 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.
Clarkstown Central New York Public School District Head Lice Policy
No Nit Policy
YOU MUST NOTIFY THE SCHOOL NURSE. NOTE: Students may return to school after treatment. ALL NITS MUST BE REMOVED. The student must report directly to the school nurse so that she may check the effectiveness of the treatment. More information can be found here.
Nanuet New York Public School District Head Lice Policy
No Nit Policy
"YOU MUST NOTIFY THE SCHOOL NURSE. NOTE: Students may return to school after treatment. ALL NITS MUST BE REMOVED. The student must report directly to the school nurse so that she may check the effectiveness of the treatment."
G.W. Miller Elementary School's Head Lice Policy
Suffern NY Public School District Head Lice Policy
No Clear Policy
All students who have a confirmed diagnosis of Pediculosis (lice) will be sent home on the day of diagnosis. All students who were sent home must be brought back to school by their parent/guardian and directed to the School Nurse. If it is apparent that the student was treated properly, it is at the Nurse’s discretion whether the student can remain in school. If live lice are found, the student is to return home for further treatment and will not be allowed back in school until there is no evidence of active infestation.
You can read about the lice policy here.
Frequently Asked Lice Questions
Q. Does keeping hair greasy with oil help prevent head lice?
A. Lice can live in hair that is a little greasy. In order for the bugs to suffocate from oil, there would have to be so much oil covering every piece of hair. It is doubtful that anyone would want to walk around with that much grease in their hair on any regular basis.
Q. Have selfies contributed to the increase in head lice?
A. Most cases of head lice come from direct head to head contact. Lice move quickly through hair and because they are small (the size of a sesame seed), they're hard to find. The answer is yes, selfies contribute to the increase in head lice.
Q. What should I do with the stuffed animals that are on my child's bed?
A. If stuffed animals are on the bed of the person that has lice, put them away (in a plastic bag, a spare room, out of reach of your child) for two days, or put them in a hot dryer for 20 minutes on high heat. There is no need to start taking things off of shelves.
Q. After a child is treated for head lice, how long should they stay out of school?
A. Once every nit and louse is removed, that person is no longer contagious. At Lice Be Gone we treat children for lice removal in the morning and they return to school that same day. A person should be considered contagious until every nit and louse is removed. There is no way to tell when a nit will hatch and become a louse. Head lice are fast and they crawl from head to head.
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 Centers located in Bergen County or Short Hills, NJ.