Frequently Asked Questions
About Lice Troopers Services
Do you provide a home care service?
Yes. For your convenience, we offer services on these areas: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Florida and California. Call 800-403-5423 to begin treatment right away.
Where do you provide treatment?
Lice Troopers offer private house calls. We also provide treatment in our child-friendly clinic in Miami Beach.
How long will it take to treat my home?
Our specially trained head lice removal and treatment technicians can usually provide a thorough home treatment in under two hours.
Are Lice Troopers Products safe?
Yes. We pride ourselves on our all natural, organic and environmentally friendly treatments and methods. The techniques we employ have been used for decades and have proven themselves to be safe and effective.
What do head lice look like?
Head lice look a lot like a sesame seed. The ‘nits’ are yellow or white and will be found attached to the hair shaft. Although they are naturally grey or brown, lice have been known to assume the color of their host’s hair – especially dark hair.
How do you detect head lice?
The scalp and hair must be painstakingly examined for the presence of eggs (‘nits’), nymphs and adult lice.
What are the symptoms of head lice?
Moving and tickling sensations in the hair and scalp will cause severe itching. This indicates a head lice infestation. If left untreated, symptoms will intensify causing sores, welts and open wounds. Those infected usually experience extreme distress and irritability.
How can a lice infestation advance?
Head lice will feed on their host’s blood several times a day. This suction leaves open sores that can lead to an infection. People who suffer from blood-related medical conditions are especially susceptible.
How do lice spread?
Being in close contact with a person that is infected, is how lice and nits are spread. Wearing the persons clothing or using their personal items, like hats, hairbrushes and even toys is the most common way that lice travel from host to host.
Who should be screened for head lice?
If one family member has head lice, every member of the family needs to be checked right away. Lice are extremely contagious so all those close to the affected party should be screened as well. Infestations must be taken care of immediately to prevent an epidemic.
Why should I seek professional head lice removal?
One can attempt to tackle the problem on their own but often this only leads to frustration, aggravated infection and a high chance of reoccurrence. To rid yourself of the infestation quickly, efficiently and permanently, a professional lice removal service is required. An expert has a trained eye, as well as the endurance to continuously pick lice and eggs until the job is done.
What steps should be taken after treatment?
All items, such as bedding, clothes, h ats, and plush toys, must be washed. Furniture, mattresses, rugs and other items require a thorough vacuuming. Soak items like brushes and combs in ammonia for at least 5 minutes. Other items can be placed into an airtight bag for a minimum of two weeks to suffocate the remaining parasites.
Why should I be concerned about other treatments that contain harsh chemicals?
The chemicals used to kill lice and nits are essentially pesticides. These potent pesticides usually have potential dangerous side effects and health risks associated with their use. Our methods are all natural, safe and guaranteed.
Why don’t lice shampoos and other formulas work?
Lice have evolved over the years to ensure their survival. To this end, they have developed immunity to the strong chemicals found in most lice shampoos.
If shampoos don’t work, then what does work?
Manually removing the nits and lice is the only proven and effective method of treatment. Our ‘Combing’ method is an effective way of ensuring all traces of the infestation are permanently removed. The natural cleansing solutions we provide are used as a preliminary treatment to soften the hair before combing.