Lice Removal Bergen County NJ | Lice Be Gone

At Lice Be Gone's head lice treatment center in Bergen County, NJ, we are 100% effective in removing the lice and nits. Our lice salon is run by Linda Strand, a registered nurse for over 30 years. We are 100% chemical free and weekend and night appointments don't cost extra.

Lice Removal in Bergen County


Lice Be Gone in Bergen County, NJ is the only head lice removal service company that is  privately owned and operated by a Registered Nurse. Linda Strand and her team of professional head lice removal technicians collectively have more experience treating lice than any other company in New Jersey. You will leave 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 is conveniently located close to Ridgewood, Wyckoff,  Ho-Ho-Kus, Ramsey, Woodcliff Lake, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River and all of Bergen County. Prior to opening our lice treatment centers in NJ, we did home treatments. What we found is lice removal services that are done in a treatment center are far superior to lice removal done in the home. There are numerous advantageous to having treatment done at our head lice salon. Give us a call at 201-447-5423 to schedule an appointment today.

  • There is no mess in your home. Even though Lice Be Gone does not use chemicals, lice removal still makes a mess.

  • Treatment times are flexible. You don't need to rush home or manage your schedule around an appointment. Lice Be Gone is open seven days a week and offers flexible appointment times.
  • Every treatment is done by at least two technicians. More than one set of eyes ensures accuracy and that every nit and louse is removed.
  • Having lice treated doesn't need to take up your family's entire day. We treat thousands of cases more than a company that goes house to house.
  • We have more experience than anyone else.
  • Highly recommended. Physicians, pediatricians and dermatologists recommend Lice Be Gone. Summer camps, school's and their school nurses also recommend Lice Be Gone.
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Palisades Sill near Englewood Cliffs

 Bergen County Towns Served By Lice Be Gone

  • Allendale
  • Alpine
  • Bergenfield
  • Bogota
  • Carlstadt
  • Cliffside Park
  • Closter
  • Cresskill
  • Demarest
  • Dumont
  • East Rutherford
  • Edgewater
  • Elmwood Park
  • Emerson
  • Englewood
  • Englewood Cliffs
  • Fair Lawn
  • Fairview
  • Fort Lee
  • Franklin Lakes
  • Garfield
  • Glen Rock
  • Hackensack
  • Harrington Park
  • Hasbrouck Heights
  • Haworth
  • Hillsdale
  • Ho-Ho-Kus
  • Leonia
  • Little Ferry
  • Lodi
  • Lyndhurst
  • Mahwah
  • Maywood
  • Midland Park
  • Montvale
  • Moonachie
  • New Milford
  • North Arlington
  • Northvale
  • Norwood
  • Oakland
  • Old Tappan
  • Oradell
  • Palisades Park
  • Paramus
  • Park Ridge
  • Ramsey
  • Ridgefield
  • Ridgefield Park
  • Ridgewood
  • River Edge
  • River Vale
  • Rochelle Park
  • Rockleigh
  • Rutherford
  • Saddle Brook
  • Saddle River
  • South Hackensack
  • Teaneck
  • Tenafly
  • Teterboro
  • Upper Saddle River
  • Waldwick
  • Wallington
  • Washington Township
  • Westwood
  • Woodcliff Lake  
  • Wood-Ridge
  • Wyckoff

Testimonials from Bergen County Clients

I'm a pediatrician and I thought that I had resolved my daughters' lice infestation. I took my children in for a screening and was shocked to find that I had missed more than 30 nits in one daughter's hair and more in my younger daughter. When Lice Be Gone states that they are pediatrician recommended, it's true!

Pediatrician, Bergen County

Hi Linda,

I just wanted to thank you and your wonderful staff at the Wyckoff location. They treated my daughter and checked my other children. They were compassionate and very thorough. They put my daughter at ease, as the situation can feel shameful to a child. The location was spotless, comfortable and very family friendly. The women successfully removed all lice and nits from my daughter's hair, and with the extremely helpful information that was given to us for continued treatment and delousing the home, we are confident that we are rid of this nuisance. I can not say enough good things.  I will recommend your services to anyone who is in need of a safe, non-toxic, sensitive way to treat lice.  Hopefully we do not encounter this again, but if we do, I will be sure to come back

Thank you again!

Email sent to the owner Linda by a satisfied customer

I thought about trying to get rid of my sons lice on my own and save the money for a treatment but I was concerned that I wouldn't get the job done and so  I called  Lice Be Gone  early in the morning and made an appointment for  later that same morning for my son. Great  service. Professional and patient - they put me at ease. I highly recommend their service.

Diane D., Ridgewood, NJ

Before the first day of class every student is screened for head lice. Lice Be Gone has done this job for us for the past six years. I can rely on Linda and her team to find any student that has lice. I encourage the parent to go to their center to have their child combed out because I know that the child will return to school lice free and not have to miss the first day of class.

Bergen County School Nurse


Hi Linda,

I just wanted to thank you and your wonderful staff at the Waldwick location.  They treated my daughter and checked my other children.  They were compassionate and very thorough.  They put my daughter at ease, as the situation can feel shameful to a child.  The location was spotless, comfortable and very family friendly.  The women successfully removed all lice and nits from my daughter's hair, and with the extremely helpful information that was given to us for continued treatment and delousing the home, we are confident that we are rid of this nuisance. I can not say enough good things.  I will recommend your services to anyone who is in need of a safe, non-toxic, sensitive way to treat lice.  Hopefully we do not encounter this again, but if we do, I will be sure to come back.

Thank you again!



The News

Lice Be Gone Featured in Bergen County News & Articles

Lice epidemic hits Haworth K-8 school

After 30 Haworth Public students were infested with lice, Lice Be Gone was called for a mass screening.

Head lice outbreak has parents questioning school procedures

Linda Strand R.N, Owner Lice Be Gone was asked to speak at a Glen Rock, NJ school meeting. Parents who attended the Oct. 19, 2009 Glen Rock Board of Education (BOE) meeting charged that not enough is being done to address the head lice problem at Hamilton Elementary School.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Q. Can my dog get head lice?

A. No, animals do not get head lice, they need a human scalp for their blood supply.

Q. How long does my child need to stay home from school?

A. Once every louse and nit is removed they are no longer contagious and there is no risk of them passing lice on to anyone else. They should return to school as soon as they are nit and lice free.

Q. Can I get lice again?

A. There is no immunity from head lice and so the short answer is unfortunately yes.If you are in close contact with someone that has head lice then there is a risk of them spreading it to you. Once someone has been successfully treated, they need to be extra careful about a re-infestation because they either got it from a friend or passed it to a friend. This is why every person that has been in close contact with a person that is known to have head lice should be screened.

Q. Can I catch lice from eggs that have fallen off the head?

A. No, you need a live bug, to lay eggs. Nits will not hatch off of the head.

Q. Do head lice travel to other parts of the body?

A. There are other types of lice, such as body lice or scabies but they do not live on the head. They are not the same organism and treatment is not the same.

Q. How long do I need to put stuffed animals away?

A. When all the nits and lice are removed and someone is "nit and lice free", one to two days is more than an adequate amount of time to put things away. Lice don't live off of the head for more than a day or two and nits do not live off of the hair.

Q. Is there anything that can be used to prevent my child from getting lice?

A. Studies have been done that conclude that lice are repelled by scents such as citronella, tea tree and mint. While this might be true, there is nothing that is 100% effective all of  the time. I think that there are some people that attract bugs (lice, mosquitoes etc.) more than others. We at Lice Be Gone have seen many families that regularly use preventive head lice products and they still come in for treatment with lice.

Q, Do lice jump?

A. Lice crawl, they do not jump, fly or hop.

Q. If I'm not itchy does that mean I don't have head lice?

A. No, not everyone is itchy with head lice. Don't assume that because you're not itchy that you don't have it. Once someone hears the word "lice", it's not uncommon to feel itchy.The only way to know for sure if you have lice is to do a proper screening.

Bergen County New Jersey School Head Lice Policies

Every school district has their own head lice policy. The American Pediatric Association's (APA) Policy is often used to guide policies. What the APA does not consider is that while a child has nits or lice they are contagious and their schoolmates are at risk of contracting head lice from them. 

Information from an APA update on head lice policy:

Most cases of head lice are acquired outside of school. In the report, the AAP continues to recommend that a healthy child should not be restricted from attending school because of head lice or nits (eggs). Pediatricians are encouraged to educate schools and communities that no-nit policies are unjust and should be abandoned. Children can finish the school day, be treated, and return to school.

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

Glen Rock New Jersey Public School District Head Lice Policy

No lice lice policy

  • If a student is assessed as having head lice, the parent or guardian shall be immediately informed and advised to contact their private healthcare provider and to proceed with recommended treatment. 
  • Students will remain in class at the discretion of the registered professional nurse assessing the student. Determination will be made based on the severity of the infestation/comfort of the child and the availability of the parent/guardian.
  • Students shall return to school after proper treatment. Parents are advised to accompany their child to the school nurse upon return to school.

Ridgewood New Jersey Public School District Head Lice Policy

Does not have a no nit policy

  • Mass screenings are not done
  • Students must be treated if lice or nits found
  • May return once treated
  • Head check upon return to school

Woodcliff Lake New Jersey Public School District Head Lice Policy

No nit policy

Head lice cannot survive without a human host. They cannot survive on family pets. Most important, if you find head lice in your child, please report it to the school nurse. The rest of the class and any friends must be checked to prevent the spread.

Read the head lice protocol document here.

Franklin Lakes New Jersey Public School District Head Lice Policy

No nit policy

Anyone can contact head lice and it does not indicate poor hygiene. If head lice are found by the school nurse the child will be sent home at the end of the day for treatment. To read the rest of the head lice policy, head over to the Franklin Lakes School District website.

Wyckoff New JerseyPublic School District Head Lice Policy

Students are permitted to attend without any restrictions

If lice/nits are found on your child during school hours, your child will not be sent home. Instead, we will encourage you to begin treatment at home as soon as possible.

Plea for New Policy on Head Lice in the Wyckoff School District

I agree with the author, while lice is not a disease, it is highly contagious. A strict no nit policy is the only way to limit spreading it to another student.