Your local head lice removal service serving Fort Myers and Naples and vicinity. LiceDoctors offers an all natural, in the home head lice treatment all the way up the west coast of Florida starting in Marco Island. Same day
service – 7 days a week – 20 years experience! LiceDoctors is the only professional head lice treatment service with a board certified medical doctor on staff – Dr. Stephen Beck. We have an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau and have successfully treated over 250,000 clients!
LiceDoctors’ pricing is among the lowest in the area and treatment is covered by most FSAs/HSA as well as under some insurance plans.
Fort Myers-Naples Lice Removal Service Area
Ave Maria, Boca Grande, Bonita Springs, Buckingham, Cape Coral, Captiva, Chokoloskee, Cypress Lake, East Naples, Estero, Everglades City, Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers Shores, Golden Gate, Goodland, Immokalee, Iona, Island Walk, Lehigh Acres, Lely, Lely Resort, Marco Island, Matlacha,Naples, Naples Manor, Naples Park, North Fort Myers, North Naples, Ochopee, Olga, Orangetree, Pelican Bay, Pine Ridge, Plantation Island, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Saint James City, San Carlos Park, Sanibel, Tice, Unincorporated communities, Verona Walk, Villas, Vineyards
“Found this service for my 5 year old niece after she came home from school with lice. We followed the nurses orders and got Rid. After that didn’t work we went to the doctor and got prescription stuff. THAT didn’t work either! After much frustration we found LiceDoctors. THEY WERE LIFESAVERS (licesavers?) They got rid of the lice and taught us how to do the aftercare to make sure they were gone for good. Well worth the price and my sanity has been restored.” – Alexandra M. in Fort Myers, Florida
“Elizabeth was amazing. You are lucky to have her on board. She was extremely informative.” – Carmen G. in Fort Myers, Florida
“My husband is a doctor in Miami but we love the beach in Bonita Springs so we spend a lot of our weekends there. We have a very hectic schedule in Miami so we look forward to our time in Bonita for rest and relaxation. Last month as soon as we arrived in Bonita Springs we found head lice on both of our sons. The discovery portended anything but rest and relaxation so I immediately got on the phone and called the company my husband recommends to his patients: LiceDoctors. By 10 o’clock on Friday night we were all clear and managed to have a great weekend thanks to LiceDoctors.” Stacy P. Bonita Springs, FL
“We foster five children and one of them arrived at my home a few weeks ago loaded with head lice. Social services arranged for LiceDoctors to check us all and treat the child who had the infestation. It turns out two more of the children had it as did I. Donna did a wonderful job treating us. I was so impressed that I wanted to send this out in support of you. Bless you at LiceDoctors!” – Laurie G. in Port Charlotte, Florida
“I am a big researcher so when we discovered that our girls had head lice I took it upon myself to research treatment options. After an hour on the Internet, I was quite certain that this was a job for a professional and that LiceDoctors was the best company to use. We are very pleased with the choice. Your technician was efficient and intelligent and a pleasure to have in the home. Six weeks later and we still have no lice sightings.” – Roy G. from Immokalee, Florida
“We were on our first family vacation in three years in Naples, Florida when we discovered that we all had lice. At first we thought we would have to go home. Then I called my sister who lives in Florida and she recommended your company. Jamie was awesome. She came to us two hours after we called and 2 1/2 hours later we were cleared. LiceDoctors is number 1 in our book; you saved our vacation.” – From an appreciative Tina W. and family in Cape Coral, Florida
How Do I Identify Nits In the Hair?
What are the differences among nits, dandruff, hair casts, and DEC plugs?
Linda R, a mom in Fort Myers, called LiceDoctors last week and asked us to come and check her family. The school nurse had found nits in her daughter’s hair and had sent the daughter home from school. We made a house call to her home and did a thorough check on the hair. We found no signs of lice or nits; what we found were some dandruff and several hair casts. Many people, including nurses, mistaken hair casts for nits. Following is a detailed explanation of the differences among dandruff, hair casts, DEC plugs, and nits so that you will better be able to identify what is in your child’s hair.
Nits: Nits are lice eggs; each nit has a translucent shell that encases a little brown baby louse called a nymph. When placed against a white background nits will look brown not white. The shell of the nit is very hard and is impenetrable, meaning no chemicals are able to pierce through the shell in order to kill the bug inside. Nits are about the size of a sesame seed, although when they are first laid they are microscopic. They get bigger over 10 days and then they hatch. Each nit is round on one side and pointy on the other with a tail-like antenna coming out of the pointy end. Nits are glued to the hair shaft on one side and do not flake off. Nits need the temperature of the human head to survive, therefore viable nits are close to the scalp. Nits that are found farther away from the scalp are empty casings that remain glued to the hair even though the egg has hatched.
Nits camouflage in the hair and can be difficult to find. A trained lice technician is best able to locate the nits in the hair
Dandruff: Dandruff is a harmless type of skin eczema, also called Seborrheic Dermatitis. It is the result of overproduction by the oil glands on the scalp. Dandruff is white and flat and flakes off the hair. On some heads, it is limited to small areas while other heads are covered with it.
Hair casts: Pseudonits, also called hair casts, are white, narrow and cylinder-shaped. They can be sticky and since people assume that nits are white, hair casts are often mistaken for nits. Hair casts are easier to remove and are whiter than nits and they wrap around the whole hair shaft instead of just sticking to one side. They are fairly common,although many people are unaware that they have them. People may not notice the hair casts until they are looking for head lice and nits and then they will see the hair casts and think that they have found nits.
Hair casts are 2-7 mm in length. If someone has hair casts, there are usually several on the head. They may accompany psoriasis or seborrhea. Hair casts are basically debris that is found in the hair.
DEC plugs: Desquamated epithelial cells or DEC plugs may occur when oil glands in the scalp become over active to make up for the drying effects of chemical treatments. They are very white, irregularly shaped pieces of fat cells that stick to the hair shaft. Like hair casts, DEC plugs are often mistaken for nits.
Linda in Fort Myers was relieved to learn that her child did not have nits, although she was annoyed that her daughter has been sent home from school by mistake. If your school nurse sees nits in the hair, you can ask her to put the nits against a white background. If it is not a nit, it will blend in with the white background. Nits will show up prominently as a brown with a pointy front. Call LiceDoctors today in the Fort Myers and Naples area at 239-284-1308 and we will diagnose and treat head lice and nits or let you know if you are nit-free.