Warren County

Warren County

Warren County families from towns such as Hackettstown, Blairstown and Lopatcong have relied on Lice Be Gone's head lice removal service. Lice Be Gone has been treating families longer than any head lice service company in N.J. Our professional lice salon is able to accommodate entire families at one time. Our head lice treatment center is superior to a home visit, you will not wait consecutively for a head lice screening or treatment if nits or lice are found. More than one professional lice technician will work with your family at the same time. There won't be any messy cleanup for you, you can relax in our lice center and let us manage the problem. Lice Be Gone takes time to educate families on topics such as: head lice detection, head lice prevention and how to manage your in home lice clean up.  

Warren County Cities Served by Lice Be Gone

 

  • Allamuchy
  • Alpha
  • Belvidere
  • Blairstown
  • Franklin Township
  • Frelinghuysen Township
  • Greenwich Township
  • Hackettstown
  • Hardwick Township
  • Harmony Township
  • Hope
  • Independence Township
  • Knowlton Township
  • Liberty Township
  • Lopatcong
  • Mansfield Township
  • Oxford Township
  • Phillipsburg
  • PohatcongTownship
  • Washington
  • Washington Township
  • White Township

Delaware Water Gap, as seen from the Appalachian Trail at Mount Minsi, Pennsylvania

Delaware Water Gap, as seen from the Appalachian Trail at Mount Minsi, Pennsylvania

Warren County Family Testimonials

Thank you for taking my call, I wasn't expecting anyone to pick up so late. You helped calm me down. I felt relieved after leaving your center. The two women, Meylin and Tatiana were extremely patient and knowledgeable. 

Theresa, Hackettstown, NJ


You provide a great and necessary service. Please don't take this the wrong way, I hope to never see anyone at Lice Be Gone again! Lol!! If my family ever has lice we will be back, wouldn't hesitate to use your service again. 

Deidre, Blairstown, NJ


Common Lice Questions

What do nits look like?

Nits are symmetrical, oval and attached to the hair at an angle. Notice that the nit appears greyish- brownish in color when strand of hair is off the head. 

Photo of nit off the  head, still on strand of hair, Lice Be Gone ©

Photo of nit off the  head, still on strand of hair, Lice Be Gone ©

The nits appear white when looking at them while attached on head

Photo of nits on hair, Lice Be Gone © 

Photo of nits on hair, Lice Be Gone © 

What is the best way to check for head lice? 

Routinely check your child’s head for head lice and nits. Part the hair all the way down to the scalp in very small sections, looking both for moving lice and nits. Look at the entire head this way. Look closely around the top of the neck and ears, the most common locations for eggs.The main symptom is an itchy scalp from lice bites. The bites may appear red or crusty.

Linda and Diana checking for head lice, Lice Be Gone © 

Linda and Diana checking for head lice, Lice Be Gone © 

What Do Head Lice Look Like?

Head lice are insects about the size of a sesame seed and may be clear, reddish brown or black in color. Although they can’t fly or hop, lice crawl very quickly away from light. For this reason, it is usually easier to detect.

Louse removed at Lice Be Gone © 

Louse removed at Lice Be Gone © 

Warren 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. 

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.


Hackettstown Township New Jersey Public School District Head Lice Policy

No Nit Policy

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL In addition to the usual communicable diseases of childhood, children afflicted with ringworm, pediculosis, rabies, pink eye, and impetigo will be excluded from school until such time as the affliction is cured or will not spread to other children. Head Lice If the school nurse suspects your child has head lice, your child will be sent home with instructions on how to treat it. Students can return to school when they are “nit free.” 

Taken from HEALTH SERVICES OF THE HACKETTSTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS document

Blairstown Township New Jersey Public School District Head Lice Policy

No Nit Policy

  1. Contagious health problem.
  2. Lack of immunizations except when having a waiver.
  3. Children with head lice will be excluded from school until the hair has been treated and ALL of the eggs (nits) have been removed.

Information here.