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Lice Screening in Morris County
Getting rid of head lice requires skill, patience and a certain kind of obsessive personality. Before any professional Lice Be Gone technician "combs" (does a head lice removal and nit removal service) through a client's hair, they are trained and apprenticed on at least a hundred other combings with other technicians. Only then can they be trusted to do a proper professional head lice removal treatment. Every nitpicker at our lice salon undergoes extensive training, is patient and yes, loves their job! Regardless of how skilled a nitpicker is at Lice Be Gone, their work is double checked by another head lice removal technician. This ensures that when a client leaves our head lice removal salon that they are nit and lice free. Our lice removal salon is located near major highways, making travel from Chatham, Mendham, Morristown, Mendham and all of Morris County convenient.
Morris County Towns Serviced By Lice Be Gone
- Boonton Township
- Chatham Borough
- Chatham Township
- Chester Borough
- Chester Township
- East Hanover
- Florham Park
- Harding Township
- Lincoln Park
- Long Hill
- Mendham Borough
- Mendham Township
- Mine Hill
- Morris Plains
- Morris Township
- Mount Arlington
- Mount Olive
- Mountain Lakes
- Rockaway Township
- Victory Gardens
- Washington Township
Head Lice Removal Testimonials
My daughter’s school had Lice Be Gone come to screen all the children. I was shocked when the nurse called and said that they found nits on my daughter’s hair. Her dance recital was the next day and my first thoughts were that she would miss out on it. Linda was very reassuring. We went directly to their lice salon and my daughter didn't miss out on her recital.
Jessica P., Florham Park, NJ
I had checked two classes for head lice and found that six students had lice. The principal agreed to have the entire school checked and Lice Be Gone came the next day. Five technicians came and they managed to screen over 600 students before the end of the day! Unfortunately 18 students were found with nits. Most parents chose to go to Lice Be Gone for nit removal. I am fortunate that my administration was so supportive, and that Lice Be Gone was so efficient.
Emma, School Nurse, Madison , NJ
When I saw my son scratching his head I took him to Lice Be Gone for a screening. I couldn't believe how many bugs and nits he had in his very short hair. He was back to school later that same morning. The nurse checked him and was grateful that I took him for treatment.
Lisa Meyers, Randolph, NJ
Facts of Lice
Head lice are small, wingless, crawling insects. They cannot hop, jump, or fly but crawl very quickly. The eggs of the head louse are called nits. Nit eggs must be laid by live lice. You cannot "catch nits."
Head lice feed on human blood and need human blood in order to survive. In most cases, a head louse will not survive more than 24 hours off its human host. Head lice do not live on pets. Head lice are clear in color when the lice eggs are hatched, then quickly develop a reddish-brown or black color after feeding.
A female louse lays 3-5 nits a day. Head lice live for approximately 30 days and a female louse may lay up to 100 lice eggs. Once the nit egg is laid, it takes 7-10 days for a nit to hatch, and another 7-10 days for the female to mature and begin laying her own eggs. If left untreated, by the third week, the lice population may explode.
Information from headlice.org
Morris County Head Lice Polices
Every school district has their own head lice policy and it is important to know and understand the policy of your school. Below are samplings of different districts head lice policies.
Some schools have chosen to follow the recommendations of the American School Health Association This organization states “that the management of pediculosis should not disrupt the educational process. They consider it to be "rare" that a child will contract head lice from another student. Other schools have continued to enforce a no nit policy with the understanding that head lice are very contagious and in order to control transmission, children are excluded from school until they are nit and lice free.
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.
Parsippany Troy Hills Public School's Head Lice Policy
No Nit Policy.
"Your child may return to school after treatment has been completed and the student is nit-free. Parents are encouraged to continue with weekly observation of lice cases. Re-infestation can occur in some instances."
- Parisppany Troy Hills Township School Health Service Handbook
Randoph N.J. Public School's Head Lice Policy
No Live Lice Policy
"Teachers and parent/guardians should report any noticeable head scratching and /or skin irritations of the neck and forehead to school nurse. If live lice are identified, contact the parent/guardian and inspect sibling(S).
Upon return to school, student must report to the health office for re-inspection. Students must have no evidence of live lice to remain in school. Evidence of nits is permissible for return, provided the parent has treated the child at home."
- Randolph Township Schools Head Lice Information
Chatham N.J. Public School's Head Lice Policy
Does not have a no nit policy
"Parents of children with head lice will be encouraged to talk to other parents of close friends. Parents will not be informed of other children who have lice in school, as that is a privacy concern and the risk of getting lice from a classmate is very small. Students with head lice will be checked when they return to school and one week later to support the efforts of parents at home. Classroom head checks will be at the discretion of the nurse and only in the youngest grades (pre-K and kindergarten). This is where the risk for transmission at school may be higher due to the types of play (involving head to head contact) that may occur more naturally within this age group. Head lice are very common. They always exist in communities and in schools. No school is ever lice-free; just as no school is free of the common cold.