Lice Treatment


Head Lice: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

With the holidays upon us, giving is on most people’s minds. As we consider the perfect gift for everyone on our list, let’s not forget that head lice are easily given during the holidays when love and hugs abound. No one should ever shy away from family because of lice, […]


stages of live lice

Pesticide Resistant Head Lice in Scotch Plains, NJ

  Evidence of pesticide resistant head lice in Scotch Plains, NJ. These bugs and many more were recovered from the head of a recent client after having used Nix(TM) a permethrin-based, OTC lice treatment “shampoo”. While it is not uncommon for me to see pesticide resistant lice leading to treatment […]


Proof of Lice–Is the Lice Diagnosis Real?

How do you know a lice diagnosis is real? If a provider of lice treatment services is going to perform a treatment on a client, they should ABSOLUTELY be providing proof that the client in question does, in fact, have lice. What constitutes proof when making a lice diagnosis? Optimally, […]


Could Permethrin/Pyrethrins Used to Treat Lice “BEE” the Answer to Honey Bee Hive Collapse?

Are Head Lice Killing the Honey Bees? Permethrin/Pyrethrins Used for Lice Treatment are Highly Toxic for Honey Bees.   Could permethrin/pyrethrins used to treat lice be responsible for hive collapse among honey bees? These two pesticides, found in the most common over-the-counter lice treatment preparations under the trade names Rid […]


End of Summer Fun and The Start of Back To School Lice Outbreaks

Late summer fun often is the lead-in to back to school lice outbreaks. Children who returned from camp, whether overnight or day camp, may be spreading their bounty to their friends in these first days of school. The gathering spot at my daughter’s elementary school was a veritable hug-fest today. […]


How Long Have We Had Lice?

Often I am asked by clients, “How long have we had lice?” It’s an important question to attempt to answer so that friends and relatives may be properly informed, but it’s just as difficult a question to answer definitively. While it is possible to answer in general terms, the effort […]


NJ Lice Outbreaks Hit Scotch Plains, Westfield, Fanwood, Cranford and Mountainside

Recently, NJ lice outbreaks have surprised parents in Scotch Plains, Westfield, Fanwood, Cranford and Mountainside. This is not unusual at this time of year, with kids finishing up summer camp and many children returning home from sleep away camp. Unfortunately, the outbreaks are often left to spread when parents or […]


The Myth of the One Time Lice Treatment

There is no one time lice treatment solution. Ever hear a lice treatment company publicize that their process was “one treatment” and that’s it? Don’t be fooled or misled by any person or company that touts a quick and simple solution to lice. Simply put, lice treatment is a process. It […]


Summer Lice Outbreaks

With summer lice outbreaks around New Jersey, it’s been a busy week here at NJ Lice Lady. I’ve seen families from Monmouth County all the way up to Passaic County. One thing is certain, back to school lice outbreaks are sure to be plentiful once more this year. As we […]


Should My Camper Be Checked for Lice When They Come Home?

Many parents ask, “Should my camper be checked for lice when they come home?” My answer is always an emphatic, “YES!” Here is why: Camp is a well-known source for the acquisition of head lice for kids of all ages. The closeness of camp, the bonding, the hugging, and the […]