When lice make their way to your family, it is important to find “nit pickers” who are experienced and know how to get rid of lice every time in every type of hair. You need to make certain that all stages of the life cycle are addressed or you will end up in a perpetual cycle…continuing to find nits (lice eggs) in the hair. With one visit to your home, LiceDoctors cleans out all visible nits and lice and leaves you with a follow-up plan to ensure that the lice do not come back. Our 20 years of experience backed up by university studies show that chemicals are no longer effective in killing lice. We know how vulnerable lice make families feel so we provide you with information about lice and give you tips and tools that will help you to prevent future meet-ups with those uninvited guests. Even if you are a do-it-yourself type, some things require a lot of practice and are best left to the experts.
LiceDoctors has successfully serviced over 250,000 people. You may have heard about LiceDoctors through your pediatrician, dermatologist, school nurse, or one of our many satisfied and lice-free clients. Customer service is the priority for us as we want to make your experience as easy and stress-free as possible. We make house calls (in an unmarked car!) for your maximum comfort and privacy and we come to you at the time that is most convenient for your family. Call LiceDoctors today at 907-290-2307; we will answer your questions and make appointments from 5 am until 9 pm, 365 days a year.
Dr. Stephen Beck is LiceDoctors’ in-house medical director. We are the only lice treatment service in Alaska with a physician on staff.
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LiceDoctors’ Phone Number Should Be in Every Pediatrician’s Office
“Your phone number and website should be in every pediatrician’s office and every school nurse’s office to alert families to a safe and effective treatment for head lice. After battling lice in our family for four months, we learned about LiceDoctors. Your tech was super and the treatment worked! It would have saved us hundreds of dollars and hours of aggravation had we known about you early on. I am making it a personal mission to spread the word about LiceDoctors so others don’t go through what we went though. We are grateful to LiceDoctors!” – Mary J. in Big Lake, Alaska
You Can’t Beat the Convenience of LiceDoctors
“I am writing to tell you what an AWESOME experience we recently had with your lice treatment service. You can’t beat the convenience of making a phone call and having a technician show up at your home and work her magic on your family. I sat back with a glass of wine (I needed that!) and watched her do what I had foolishly tried to do for 4 weeks. Unlike me though, she actually succeeded in getting out all of the lice and nits. I must say, experience matters with head lice! This was money very well spent!” – Kerry K. in Portage, Alaska
Treatment Worked and Family is Lice-Free
“I had heard about in-home lice treatment services but I really didn’t think they would come to our house because we live 20 miles out of the city, but when my children’s lice problem persisted, I figured it was worth a call. We had tried all the drug store remedies but none of them was ultimately effective. The lice kept coming back. The LiceDoctors phone representative assured us that they could come to our home. I soon learned that the lice problem was that I had never gotten rid of them, not that my kids were being reinfected. The treatment made sense and it worked and we are finally lice-free. Best money spent in a long while!” – Tad Z. in Anchorage, Alaska
Gives 5 Star Rating
“I cant believe lice can survive in this cold weather. Resilient little critters. First experience with this nightmare. I went online and found LiceDoctors. They sent a lovely tech to my home and got rid of the infestation. The treatment was all natural and the lice are gone. I give them a 5 star rating!” – Wendy L.in Wasilla, Alaska
LiceDoctors Saves the Day and Her Sanity
“I found lice in both of my kids’ hair so I immediately went online. No way was I doing this myself. LiceDoctors came up #1 in the search so they were the first company I called. A tech was available the same day. Dan came over and worked his magic. We’re now lice-free and hopefully won’t have to deal with this again. I just breathed a sigh of relief. LiceDoctors saved the day and my sanity.” – Anernerk A. in Palmer, Alaska
Why Doesn’t Alaska’s Cold Weather Kill Lice?
One benefit of the cold and long Alaskan winter is that there are no bugs…right? Not so fast. Head lice are oblivious to the cold weather. All they need to survive is a warm human head. You may have heard that putting combs or toys in the freezer or outside in the frigid air will kill any lice that are on them. The truth is that if deprived of the warmth and blood of human heads, all lice will die within a day whether they are outside or inside the home. Conversely, lice stationed on a human head that is outside in the cold will be unaffected.
If it were that easy to get rid of head lice, then lice would only exist in warm weather states and/or summertime. While we do see a peak in the incidence of head lice in the summer months, that is attributable to kids playing together at summer camp and on play dates. It is the close proximity to each other that fosters the spread of lice from child to child to adult, etc. Kids playing together in the summer are in more physical contact than in the winter when they are more likely to be seated in rows.
Note that when checking for head lice you are looking for bugs that have six legs and no wings. They do not fly from head to head; they walk quickly. They are brown, not white.
Once lice are in the hair, they lay eggs–up to 6 to 10 a day. The challenge for most folks is that these eggs can be very small and difficult to find. In all but very light blonde hair, they camouflage in the hair. You don’t want to leave any eggs in the hair to hatch or you will be dealing with head lice ad nauseam! LiceDoctors can help you. Technicians have the experience that it takes to find and eradicate lice and nits. Give us a call in Alaska at 907-290-2307 today, day or night!