Sussex County

Sussex County

Lice Be Gone provides all natural, 100% chemical free head lice removal services to the families of Sussex County NJ. Same day head lice removal and head lice screening appointments are available seven days a week at our professional lice removal salon. We offer the best lice treatment services, do not charge extra fees for weekend or evening appointments. Our head lice removal specialists are the most experienced lice technician's in all of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Lice Be Gone's professional lice treatment salon is located near major highways, allowing travel from Sparta Township, Hopatcong and all of Sussex County easy. Our head lice removal services are always 100% guaranteed.

Towns in Sussex County served by Lice Be Gone:

  • Andover
  • Andover Township
  • Branchville
  • Byram
  • Frankford Township
  • Franklin
  • Fredon Township
  • Green Township
  • Hamburg
  • Hampton Township
  • Hardyston
  • Hopatcong
  • Lafayette
  • Montague 
  • Newton
  • Ogdensburg
  • Sandyston Township
  • Sparta Township
  • Stanhope
  • Stillwater
  • Sussex
  • Vernon
  • Walpack Township
  • Wantage

Looking east from the ridge of Kittatinny Mountain in Walpack Township, Sussex county.

Looking east from the ridge of Kittatinny Mountain in Walpack Township, Sussex county.

Satisfied Head Lice Treatment Testimonials

Hi Linda
We had an excellent experience yesterday and appreciate the quick response and service.  The 3 ladies at the office were very kind and thorough.  
Thank you.

T.C, Andover , NJ


I had the unfortunate luck to have to visit your establishment today with my daughter. I'm not sure who retrieves these emails but it is important to me that the owner sees this. As this maybe something you experience every day, it is not something I do.
I walked in there and was greeted by Tatiana. She took me and my daughter into a room where Nancy worked on my daughter and Tatiana on myself. To my dismay, I also had lice. I cried. Both girls were phenomenal. They did not laugh at me and answered all my questions however stupid they may have been. Yuri also did a check on us as well. I cannot begin to tell you how overly professional and compassionate your staff is. It made my experience somewhat tolerable. As I do not live close to short Hills, I'm about 40 minutes away, it was a fluke that I found you.  I must let you know that I will be telling all of my friends about you and I'm sure from my referral you will get some extra business. Many of my friends did not even know such a place existed. I have also come to find out that another school in my town is having a possible outbreak. I will spread your name around to anyone that will listen and I hope you get the business from it. Thank you so much for all your help and please praise those wonderful girls for me for without them I would've been a total basket case. Thank you once again for your service and have a wonderful evening. 
I was impressed at how efficient and effective everyone at your office was. They put me at ease and my daughter was able to relax. Thank you for your professionalism and for getting us lice free.

Simone, Sparta NJ


Delousing Your Home

Most Families spend too much time cleaning their home in their attempts at getting rid of head lice. Our theory at Lice Be Gone is that because cleaning is easy and most families do not know how to get rid of lice or how to treat head lice, house cleaning seems like a quick fix. Here are some tips to help remove lice from your house.

  • Lice cannot live off the host for more than a day or two, so there is little benefit to using lice sprays on furniture or bedding. Chemicals can create potential environmental and health risks.
  • Vacuum couches and carpets once.
  • For anyone who had lice, wash only clothes and linens that have been used in the last 1-3 days and will be used in the next 1-3 days in hot water or dry on high heat once.
  • Place anything that cannot be washed (hats, backpacks, stuffed animals, etc.) in the dryer for 30 
  • If an item cannot be washed or put in a dryer (large stuffed animals, etc.), place it in a sealed plastic bag for 3 days.
  • Clean all combs and hairbrushes in a solution of 1 part ammonia to 4 parts water for 10 minutes once.
  • Discard or place all hair ties and ribbons in a sealed plastic bag for 3 days.

Sussex County New Jersey Public School Head Lice Policies

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.

Vernon Township School District Head Lice Policy

No Nit Policy

From the Health Office Guidelines on the Vernon Township School District website:

The Vernon Township Public Schools procedure on head lice is as follows:
a. After a case of head lice is reported to the school nurse or detected by the school nurse, the student will be excluded from school until treated and free of nits (eggs).
b. The student identified with head lice will not be allowed on the school bus until cleared by the school nurse.
c. The student must be seen by the school nurse prior to re-admission to school. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.
d. A doctor’s note may be required for re-admission to school.

Montague Township Public School District Head Lice Policy

No Nit Policy

Heads will be inspected during the first 3 days of school. If lice and/or nits (eggs) are found, a parent will be called to pick up your child. Head lice hygiene will be discussed. After shampooing hair and removing all nits, your child must be driven to school for a recheck. If nits are still present, you will need to take your child home and continue the nit removal process until all nits are gone.

You can read more on the Health Information page on the Montague Elementary School website.

Jefferson Township Public School District Head Lice Policy

Child with lice and/or nits may remain in school

From the updated document on head lice for Jefferson Township Public School District:

The child found with lice and/or nits may remain in school. The parents/guardians will be notified as soon as
possible. The nurse will educate the parents/guardians on lice and available treatments. The parents/guardians are advised to discuss the best treatment for their child with the child’s physician. The child may be picked up earlier in the day for treatment if the parent/guardian wishes to.