Have you just recently discovered head lice on your child? Gotten that unwanted to call from the school nurse? Or have you been fighting the losing lice battle? If so, you have come to the right place. LiceDoctors will send an experienced lice technician to your home to treat you safely and effectively. We guarantee that your pesticide-free lice treatment plan will eliminate the lice and nits. Our technicians have treated over 250,000 clients.
Twenty years ago our board-certified, on-staff physician realized that chemical lice shampoos were failing to eliminate lice in patients. Dr. Stephen Beck is our medical director and is an advocate of chemical-free lice treatments that eradicate lice safely and consistently.
LiceDoctors’ technicians make house calls in Chicago and all suburbs, Central Illinois, and to the Illinois areas close to Missouri. We know you value your privacy and have a busy schedule and in-home treatment affords you the most confidential and convenient service. We come to at a time you designate, day or night. Our service is fully guaranteed and we have an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Call us today and we will relieve you of lice-related stress. We accept Flexible Spending Accounts. Our treatments are covered by some insurance companies.
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LiceDoctors Treatment Plan is Most Effective Route
“LiceDoctors is the perfect combination of professional, efficient, and personal! The natural olive oil treatment plan is hands down the most effective way to fully remove head lice. I wouldn’t waste any time/money on drug store lice treatments… call LiceDoctors instead!” – Olivia Z. in Orland Park, IL, Google Plus, 5 stars
Likes the All-Natural Plan and Full Guarantee
“LiceDoctors provides an effective all natural service with a 100% guarantee.” – Lisa R. in Evanston, Illinois, Google Plus, 5 stars
Treatment Works for Vacation-Loving Family
“It seems that every time we go on vacation at least two of my kids come home with head lice. I finally got tired of putting chemicals on their heads especially since half the time it didn’t work. My best friend used LiceDoctors and insisted that I call you. Your level of professionalism so impressed me that I am motivated to send this note to you. Your treatment worked quickly and effectively and painlessly. If we ever get head lice again I will call you right away!” – Margaret E., in Alton, Illinois
So Glad School Nurse Recommended LiceDoctors
“We had heard so many nightmares about families failing to get rid of lice that when I got the “dreaded call” from the school nurse that it was our turn to have it, I felt my heart sink to my stomach. Fortunately, that feeling didn’t last too long because the nurse turned us on to LiceDoctors right away. She advised us not to waste our money on lice shampoos because studies show that the super lice do not respond to these treatments. I called LiceDoctors and Sara was at our house that afternoon. She is the nicest person but beyond that she really knew what she was doing. No pain and a lot of gain for this family thanks to Sara and LiceDoctors!” Gail H. in Urbana, Illinois
Put at Ease Immediately
“You amazing people saved me. I am single and live alone so when I got lice from my nephew, I had no one to help me. Luckily, my sister who lives in Indianapolis knew that LiceDoctors also helps people in the Chicago area. Your talented and kind tech was at my apartment within an hour and half of my call and she put me at ease right away. I could tell I was in experienced hands and an hour later, I was relieved of this burden, the follow-up was simple and the plan worked as promised. Thank you.”- Lynn B. in Highland Park, Illinois
Learned A Lot From Knowledgeable Technician
“I learned so much when your technician came to my house I can’t believe how much time I spent washing clothes and scrubbing down the house when the attention should’ve been focused on the head. Your technician, Kim, was so kind to my children and so good at her field of expertise that I felt calm as soon as she came into the house. Thank you and Namaste! – Sachi P. in Chicago, Illinois
Basics of Head Lice: What Do Lice Look Like and How Do Lice Survive and Die?
We received a call from a Lake Forest, Illinois pre-school teacher who suspected that some of her students had head lice. Her words were, “I am embarrassed to say this, as I feel that I should know this already, but can you please tell me over the phone what to look for in terms of head lice and eggs and how long I can expect them to last until they die? Will they go away if untreated?”
Lice will not disappear if left untreated. The fact, is that lice continue to reproduce and when the hair gets very crowded, the bugs start to look to other heads. In fact, sometimes they will go from head-to-head even if the hair is not crowded. To put an end to a case of head lice, you have to kill the bugs and physically remove the eggs or nits.
In order to do that it is important to know what you are looking for and something about their life cycle.
Head lice are small..very small. When they first emerge from the nits, they are tiny and as they grow they reach the size of sesame seeds. They have six legs that have claws to grip the hair. They move by crawling and they crawl quickly at a speed of 9 inches per minute. Lice are brown, not black. They reside close to the scalp where they enjoy 3 meals a day of blood at our expense.
Nits are the eggs that are laid by adult female lice and they glued to strands of hair about 1/4-inch from the scalp. Nits hatch in 7–10 days. In order to eradicate an infestation, all nits must be pulled out of the hair or they will mature and hatch. After hatching, the empty shell remains attached to the hair owing to the strength of the glue. Scientists have said that the glue is chemically akin to components in human hair, making it challenging to create something that will dissolve it. When the baby bug is inside the nit, the nit looks brown. Nits can not move from head to head; only lice can do that.
An adult female head louse lays an average of six to seven eggs per day and the average life span is about 32 days. Immature lice pass through three stages before becoming adults, which takes another eight to nine days. One pregnant adult female can produce enough offspring so a significant infestation can occur within a month. A child having a significant infestation has been infested for at least a month or more. People are most contagious when they have adult lice on their head. A newly-hatched nymph rarely leaves the head.
Head lice lay about 6 or 7 eggs a day. They can not survive without the temperature of a human head and without the blood. Off the head, lice can live only about a day.
If you are one of the at least 12 million people diagnosed with head lice each year, call us in the Chicago area at 312-765-7266, in the Metro East area at 618-307-0100, or in Central Illinois at 309-431-2545. We will make a house call to you whenever you need us. LiceDoctors’ treatments work; we guarantee it!Make An Appointment Today!