lice spreading


New Year, New Lice Outbreaks

It is not unusual for lice outbreaks to follow school vacation breaks. Why? I have provided lice treatment services in Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Westfield, Cranford and Clark for almost 7 years. Based on my experience and my observation of trends, I believe these spikes in outbreaks after school vacations can […]


How to detect head lice and nits

Want to Know How to Detect Head Lice?

Do you want to know how to detect head lice on your children? Your best bet is the “wet check.”   So, you want to know how to detect head lice on your children. Well, research has shown that “wet checks” are the most reliable and effective method for detecting […]


How Do We Avoid Lice

In the past week, as I treated head lice in Westfield, Cranford and Maplewood, NJ, the same question came up as I removed lice and nits from the heads of precious kids and their parents: how do we avoid lice in the future? I have developed the BEST speech that I give […]


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 […]


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 […]


Common Questions About Head Lice

There are some common questions about head lice that I hear over and over again. I thought it would be a good idea to address some of them in a blog entry so that perhaps people trolling the Internet for head lice information might find some solid answers. Here they are: […]