lice pesticides


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 […]

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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 […]


A Beginner’s Guide to Head Lice Pesticide Treatments

I have a favorite comparison: When we fight cancer, we use chemotherapy because the poison is better than the cancer. When we fight lice, using poison makes no sense because methods far less toxic can do the job even better. This week I treated a young client who was exposed to a […]