Union County

Union County

Lice Be Gone is proud of the care provided to more than 100,000 people serviced between screenings and lice treatments. All of our professional lice removal technicians go through rigorous lice detection training. Linda Strand has been a licensed Registered Nurse for more than 30 years and her lice treatment center runs smoothly as a result of this experience. She is proud of the work that her team provides to the people of Union County.

Lice Be Gone provides  stress free head lice removal services to  Westfield, Summit and surrounding communities at our lice salon located in Short Hills, NJ, Lice Be Gone is an actual lice removal center and not a home service, families do not need to be disrupted or distracted with home responsibilities while being treated.

Screenings and lice removal appointments can be scheduled around each individual, so that sporting events, school and work doesn't need to be disrupted. Lice screenings are economically done in the center too. Each week many people come in for a screening and when no lice or nits are detected they are relieved to have been screened in our center and not have had to pay for an expensive and excessive fee for an unnecessary home visit.

Union County Towns Served By Lice Be Gone

  • Berkeley Heights
  • Clark
  • Cranford
  • Elizabeth
  • Fanwood
  • Garwood
  • Hillside
  • Kenilworth
  • Linden
  • Mountainside
  • New Providence
  • Plainfield
  • Rahway
  • Roselle
  • Roselle Park
  • Scotch Plains
  • Springfield
  • Summit
  • Union
  • Westfield
  • Winfield
Downtown Westfield, NJ

Downtown Westfield, NJ

Head Lice Removal Testimonials

My son's school nurse highly recommended Lice Be Gone, at first I thought I could get rid of the problem and didn't understand the value of having it done professionally. When I found a live bug a few days after I did a treatment, I gave in and went to Lice Be Gone. I was surprised that I missed more then 20 nits and that I too had lice. They took care of it and was all good. Highly recommend not trying to tackle problem on your own.

A.P, Summit NJ - posted on CitySearch


Linda and Nancy have been coming to our preschool for several years. I know that lice outbreaks will be kept to a minimum each year because of the thorough screenings that they do each September and January. They are patient with our students. Linda has done lice presentations for the parents and they have found it to be informative and has helped them to be more proactive. 

Preschool Director, Westfield, NJ


I first met Linda when she came to my house about  9 years ago before she opened her  office.  Fast forward to 2014 and my youngest daughter who was only 1 at the time that Linda treated my then 5 year old had lice. We went to the Short Hills office and had my daughter treated. Luckily she was the only one with lice. I found the process to be easier and less stressful in her office setting compared  to the home visit. I still highly recommend Linda.

Denise, Scotch Plains, NJ


Dear Linda, 
I can't exactly say that I enjoyed visiting your center but I want to thank you for helping my kids get back to school. They were most upset when the nurse found that they had head lice because they didn't want to miss out on the Halloween party and parade that were planned for the next day. You and your team saved the day. 
Many thanks, 
Danielle P. Fanwood, NJ 

Thanks to Tatiana and Evelyn for staying late to take care of my family. I called at 5pm and was expecting an answering  machine. I was surprised and relieved that they took our family in at 630 that same evening. They took their time and we left lice free. Thanks again for your patience with my tired kids and for getting them lice free.

A.R., Cranford NJ

Lice Detection and Facts

Actual size of the three lice forms compared to a penny (Photo from  CDC)

Actual size of the three lice forms compared to a penny (Photo from  CDC)

  • Check your child for head lice and nits (lice eggs) once a week by covering the hair with conditioner and combing with a metal nit comb in four different directions. This is the easiest and most accurate way to find lice and/or nits.
  • The main symptom is an itchy scalp from lice bites. The bites may appear red or crusty.
  • Head lice are insects about the size of a sesame seed. They are clear when hatched and quickly turn reddish brown or black in color. Although they can’t fly or hop, they crawl very quickly. For this reason, it is usually easier to detect nits.
  • Nits are tiny oval shapes that firmly attach to the hair shafts usually within ½ - 1 inches from the scalp. They may be off-white to brown in color. Unlike dandruff, they will not brush or blow off the hair. 
  • Inspect carefully to avoid confusion of nits with other hair debris. Nits are always the same shape; they are never irregular, fuzzy, or encircling the hair.

Union County 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 - 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 but if any live lice are found they will be sent home from school. 
  • Live Lice and Nits Policy - Students are allowed to attend school without any restrictions.

Westfield Schools Lice Policy

No Nit Policy

All Westfield public schools have a No Nit Policy. This policy means that any child found with head lice or nits will be sent home. He/she will be readmitted to school only when it is determined by the school nurse that he/she is free of all head lice and nits. No child may attend classes if lice and/or nits are present on his or her head.

You can read more on the school's website.

Summit School's Head Lice Policy

No Nit Policy

Head lice or nits (eggs): Summit has a No Nit Policy  All nits (eggs) must be removed prior to returning to school. Students MUST be checked by the school nurse for clearance in order to return to school. Please notify the school if your child has lice so the nurse can examine the other students in that grade.

Summit School's health page.

Berkley Heights Schools Head Lice Policy

Monitors Students

When a case of lice is identified in a classroom, the child is sent home for treatment. The child may return the next day after being checked by the school nurse and cleared to remain in school. The child must be brought to school by the parent or guardian and is not to ride the school bus to school.

Not all school's have a health page but the ones that do list the same information. You can read the rest of their policy here.

New Providence Schools Lice Policy

No nit policy

Keep children home until they receive treatment and all nits are removed. You can read more on their health page.

Mountainside Public Schools Lice Policy

Monitors Students

When a case of lice is identified in a classroom, the child is sent home for treatment. The child may return the next day after being checked by the school nurse and cleared to remain in school. The child must be brought to school by the parent or guardian and is not to ride the school bus to school.

You can read more on their lice page.