‘Lice Ladies’ provide strand-by-strand service to get rid of pesky critters

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by Lily Jang / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on February 27, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 27 at 6:41 PM

KATY, Texas—Head lice are very common in elementary schools and can be very embarrassing for your kids, but now, a group of “Lice Ladies” are making this annoying time a little bit easier for parents and kiddos.

Sweet little 3-year-old Elise of Katy had head lice last week and, of course, it was no fun. In fact, she was a little traumatized by it.

“She really started scratching her head a lot, and the more she scratched, the more I noticed that she was irritated and that I was bothering her,” said Brandy Walker, her mother. “She’d whine about it and I knew it was out of character for her.”

Walker had tried everything, including the cheaper over-the-counter store options, but with no luck.

“It was confusing to use, it was messy, was just not what I thought it would be and it didn’t work,” she said.

Walker had another idea. She hired the “Lice Ladies.”

“I had heard about them so I looked on the Internet, found their website and started reading, found out it was all natural and I loved that about it,” she said.

Lice Ladies cost between $85 and $150. A licensed professional comes to the comfort of your own home and spends hours going through every strand of the infected person’s hair looking for lice and nits.

They are 100 percent guaranteed and also check every family member in the home, free of charge.

“We don’t want the risk of family members passing it back and forth to each other,” Jennie Nerud , Lice Ladies.

The Lice Ladies know that you want the critters gone ASAP, so in most cases, they can come to you the same day. They operate seven days a week.

“We love our job. We have so much fun and it was been the most rewarding experience. We started lice ladies three years ago and we have fun every single day,” Nerud said.

For Elise and her mother, they price was worth it for peace of mind.

Here are a few tips to get rid of lice in your home:

Put clothing, bedding, stuffed animals, etc. in the dryer for 30 minutes.

Place combs, brushes and any hair accessories in a Ziploc bag in a freezer for 24 to 48 hours.

Head lice cannot live off the human head for more than 48 to 72 hours, so vacuum high-traffic areas, furniture and car seats.

 

Lice Ladies are soon expanding to Orlando and Nashville.

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