Perhaps you’ve head rumors that another child at your child’s school has had lice or that a friend was recently treated. And if you’re anything like most parents, you’re probably starting to panic, wondering, "Does my child have head lice?" And soon you're imagining the endless shampooing and application of remedies, not to mention the hours of combing that might be in store for you. How do you know if your child has lice?

Many parents will be alerted to a case of head lice by their child’s frequent scratching of an itchy scalp. While an itchy scalp can indeed be an indicator of head lice, your child may have lice for several weeks before this symptom would show up. The point is, don’t wait until your child is scratching out of control—by this time the infestation is well underway.

Lice are visible on your child’s hair so you can begin by performing a home screening. The bugs are about the shape and size of a sesame seed, though they may be darker in color. The nits, or lice eggs, are small and whitish or yellowish in color. They can easily be mistaken for flaky scalp, except that nits stick to the hair and don’t brush away.

If you spot bugs or nits in your child’s hair, don’t delay in scheduling your treatment. However, if you don’t find lice, it doesn’t mean you’re in the clear yet. Even one bug or nit can launch an infestation. This is why Lice Troopers recommends a professional screening if you think your child may have been exposed to lice but you’re not sure. Our professional lice removal technicians are expertly trained to spot lice—even in the earliest stages of an infestation.

If lice are detected, your child can then be treated immediately—early detection means you can stop an outbreak before it starts, saving you time and frustration, while minimizing your child’s distress. Lice Troopers’ treatment is pesticide free and 100% guaranteed. No repeat treatments or follow-ups required. Just one simple solution.

For more facts on lice, lice removal and lice solutions, or to schedule an appointment, house call or school consultation, please visit the Lice Troopers website at: or call 1-800-403-LICE.

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About Lice Troopers

Lice Troopers is the pesticide free, guaranteed Head Lice Removal Service™ that manually removes the head louse parasite safely and discreetly in our child-friendly salon setting or other chosen location. Providing safe solutions for frantic families, our team has successfully treated thousands of families nationwide. Our services are widely recommended by pediatricians and are reimbursed by many major health insurance carriers, flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts. We also provides a 100% treatment guarantee. Get lice free today with Lice Troopers.

Jennie Harel, President