Posts Tagged ‘nix’

Why You Should Avoid Treating Head Lice with Chemicals

WA 2015 study led by Kyong Yoon, an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, reveals that lice are now resistant to common over-the-counter (OTC) treatments in more than half of the country. The 2015 study results show 100 percent resistance to pesticide treatments in at least 48 US states, including California. More specifically, the study…

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Simple Pricing for a Complex Problem

We charge a flat rate of $195 per treat, $185 per person for a teacher or military member, and $175 per person for 3 treatments or more.  We find a flat rate is simple for both sides and it also makes sure you know exactly what you will be paying.   Our treatment time can take…

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If you have lice eggs, you have lice!

It is common for people to call us and say they are not sure if they have lice since they don’t see anything crawling around but they do see eggs in their hair. If a person has lice eggs in their hair then they have an active lice infestation! An adult louse lays 5-7 eggs…

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ALMOST ALL LICE ARE NOW RESISTANT TO THE OVER-THE COUNTER TREATMENTS

Almost All Lice Are Now Resistant to Over-the-Counter Treatment The majority of head lice in the United States are now resistant to most over-the-counter treatments. According to the most recent study, researchers found that head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) in 42 of the 48 states studied, including California, carry an average of three genetic mutations…

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Lice resistance to the chemicals in Over-The-Counter Shampoos: Journal of Medical Entomology Study

Expansion of the Knockdown Resistance Frequency Map for Human Head Lice (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) in the United States Using Quantitative Sequencing Kyle J. Gellatly, Sarah Krim, Daniel J. Palenchar, Katie Shepherd, Kyong Sup Yoon, Christopher J. Rhodes, Si Hyeock Lee, J. Marshall Clark Journal of Medical Entomology, Volume 53, Issue 3, May 2016, Pages 653–659, https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjw023…

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What You Need to Know About Over The Counter Lice Shampoos

The most common over-the-counter lice treatment products use pyrethrin, an industrial insecticide used to kill lice. Natural pyrethrin is a derivative of the Chrysanthemum flower. Its synthetic equivalent is permethrin. Together the chemicals are referred to as pyrethroids.There are some 3,500 products that use pyrethroids in varying concentrations, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. These…

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Consumer Reports Challenges Pesticide Lice Treatments

Pesticide Lice Treatments Ineffective? Over-the-counter (OTC) lice treatments are now widely considered ineffective against head lice. The most recent research, published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, found that head lice in 42 states are 100 percent resistant to OTC lice treatment products. The watchdogs at Consumer Reports have questioned (1) why these products, marketed…

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