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How to get rid of head lice/nits in your kids hair and know more about its treatment services

No one even wants to think about head lice. However, even cleanest of child cannot avoid bringing home the lice because schools, playgrounds, parties and even day care are the places where children  becomes an easy target of head lice. Getting rid of lice is very important but chemical usage to kill head lice can lead to terrible problems if it is used more often and that too on a young child. … [Read more...]

Comparing olive oil-based in home lice service to Elimilice’s treatment

I’ve been receiving calls from people who’ve used one of the newest in home head lice services in Atlanta with a protocol of using olive oil, having a technician head lice comb at the single home visit and having the family continue to head lice comb (continuing to use olive oil) for two to three weeks.  (The theory is that the olive oil will suffocate most of the bugs, the one time head lice … [Read more...]

Atlanta head lice checks and treatments by Elimilice

We know there are so many choices when it comes to head lice products and services in the Atlanta area.  We know there is so much misinformation and there are so many rumors when it comes to the detection and treatment of head lice.  We know that, sometimes, it’s difficult to know where to turn and/or what to do. Now in its fourth year of service, Elimilice has seen thousands of children, … [Read more...]

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to Treat Head Lice

DON'T DO IT! DON'T DO IT!!!! I so understand how alarming it is to be presented with a case of head lice - especially at night when professional head lice services like Elimilice and pharmacies are closed.  You want to eliminate the head lice quickly and must get a start on it!!   However, using petroleum jelly WILL NOT solve the problem.    It might indeed suffocate some of the bugs if you … [Read more...]

The True VALUE of Head Lice Removal

Oh – if I had $1 for every time someone asking for service pricing said, “You’re so expensive,” I might really be wealthy.  Well, maybe $5 for every time someone made such a comment . . . . Professional head lice removal is a specialized pursuit requiring the use of costly non-chemical products, and eliminating head lice either as a professional or as a parent/caregiver is very time consuming … [Read more...]

Magic Potion (I Mean) Lotion to Get Rid of Head Lice?

There’s been a lot of press recently about the newest product in the battle against head lice, a prescription-only lotion which is applied for just ten minutes and is reported to not require subsequent head lice combing.  Sklice® which is topical ivermectin, received FDA approval in February and an article about it appeared recently in the The New England Journal of Medicine. So is it the … [Read more...]

Head lice removal specialist, Elimilice featured on NBC television affiliate, 11Alive

As Atlanta’s largest head lice removal company, Elimilice, was recently featured as the area's head lice expert in a television segment on NBC-affiliate, 11Alive.  I spoke with the reporter about how I got into this business (after my then 5 year old daughter contracted head lice three times in less than a year), how there is NO reason to be ashamed by having head lice as it is becoming more and … [Read more...]

Magic Cure for Head Lice?

This morning, I took my 8 year old to the pediatrician as she was complaining of a headache, earache, sore throat and stomach ache.  She had an ear infection that required antibiotics.  I had a philosophical conversation with our pediatrician about prescribing such because we’d been in on Tuesday for the same complaints and at that time, she tested negative for strep and did not have an ear … [Read more...]

More Technicians for In Home Head Lice Removal Added

At Elimilice, we pride ourselves on being sensitive to the needs and requests of our clients, and already this summer, we have become aware of a marked increase in the number of head lice cases in the Atlanta area.  This past winter and spring, when we were "booked solid" in our Decatur and Sandy Springs facilities, there were a few times we found ourselves "short" on the number of technicians we … [Read more...]

Head Lice in African American Hair?

There are so many myths and old wives' tales associated with head lice. Many we hear frequently - sometimes several times a day: Head lice jump. Head lice fly. Head lice do not like dirty hair. Head lice can live off the head for two weeks. Head lice nits can hatch after an extended time off the human head. Head lice are killed by chlorine in a pool. Head lice are the signs of a … [Read more...]