If you have school-age children, then you know about lice. And that means you need to know about Westchester County Moms Blog sponsor, Lice Free Noggins. They are a professional in-home lice treatment and lice removal service.
Lice Free Noggins offers a safe and effective head lice removal treatment for your entire family. They will eliminate your family’s head lice in just one visit. They always use products that are natural, pesticide-free and non-toxic which will never harm your children or your home. Their highly trained lice experts will educate your family on how to get rid of lice within your home and how to reduce the likelihood of head lice re-infestation. Their technicians are experts at making kids comfortable and the process quick, fun, and pain-free.
The in-home service is discreet, efficient and cost effective. Why spend hours at a lice salon waiting for your turn, when instead, you could use your time productively while your family is being checked and/or treated for head lice. Children may continue with their daily home activities after treatment, while parents can take care of delousing the necessary household items. Their rates are affordable, unlike most lice salons who charge an hourly rate. They charge a flat rate based on the length of your hair. There are never any hidden fees – no travel fees, no holiday fees, no evening or weekend fees. They have treated thousands of happy families in New York City and are now offering lice removal services in Westchester.
Here are their top FAQ to help dispel some lice myths:
How are head lice spread?
Head lice do not jump or fly, they crawl. In most instances, head lice are spread through direct head to head contact. The transfer of a louse is quick and only takes several seconds. It is also possible to catch lice from sharing personal objects, such as hair accessories, pillows and hats, although this transfer method is less frequent. A healthy louse is clinging on to an individual’s hair as this is where their home is, and will not willingly leave to go onto an inanimate object. When a louse is found on an object, it is likely in the process of dying.
What kind of hair do head lice prefer?
Having a head full of hair makes an individual susceptible to head lice. A louse will not discriminate and will happily inhabit any type of hair- curly, straight, dyed, clean or dirty. It is true that head lice prefer clean hair, only for one simple reason, it is more difficult for them to transfer and cling on to hair which is oily. However, once on a head, a louse will make a home in any type of environment, as long as there is enough hair to provide warmth for their nits to incubate.
Are head lice dangerous?
Generally speaking, head lice are not dangerous as they are not known to carry any disease. It is possible to bring in an infection to an open bite wound by scratching with dirty fingernails.
What is the best treatment for head lice?
The most effective head lice treatment involves a thorough, meticulous combing, using a stainless steel nit comb and a non-toxic, pesticide-free product that eases the combing process without making the lice, nymphs or nits impossible to see. There are no shortcuts. Over the counter medications, such as Rid and Nix, contain harmful ingredients, such as permethrin, which are not only ineffective due to lice developing a resistance to the medication, but also do not kill nits (eggs). The remaining nits start to hatch shortly after and the infestation continues. This process leaves parents frustrated and confused as a week later the lice seem to have returned. Their process guarantees that no nits are left behind. Their comb out process removes each and every viable nit and louse.
Can I have head lice if I don’t itch?
Absolutely! One of the most common assumptions is that, if an individual does not itch, then they surely do not have head lice. This is incorrect. Feeling itchy is an allergic reaction to the saliva of a louse. Although most people do develop a sensitivity to their saliva, for some, it may take as long as 4-6 weeks before a reaction occurs while for others, it may never develop. If a household member is diagnosed with head lice, it is important to check the rest of the individuals who reside in the same home, regardless of whether they itch or not. By skipping this step, the likelihood of spreading lice within the household members remains.
My hair was just dyed, can I still have head lice?
Head lice are resilient little buggers and can survive through most hair salon treatments. Having your hair dyed does not make you resistant to head lice. As a result, the dye does color the nits, making them more difficult to identify visually, therefore a comb out check is always recommended on recently dyed hair.