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No-Nit School Policies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

No-Nit School Policies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Created on 
June 20, 2020

There are pros and cons for school “no nit” policies. Read here to understand the thinking behind today’s current school lice policies across the nation.

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What is a “No Nit” Policy and Why are Schools Dropping It?

What is a “No Nit” Policy and Why are Schools Dropping It?
Created on 
April 30, 2020

Can a single nit (lice egg) keep your child out of school? The answer used to be “yes”. Today, many schools across the country are dropping their “no nit” policies. Why is this happening?

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Lice Pesticides And Their Alternatives

Lice Pesticides And Their Alternatives
Created on 
April 10, 2017

At LiceDoctors, we often get calls from school nurses, directors, or other personnel at local schools who are completely fed-up with the seemingly endless task of eliminating a head lice outbreak. It is not unusual for us to hear a parent or school administrator (especially from preschools) say that she or he has disinfected the entire classroom (or house) with lice disinfectant sprays and yet the lice infestation persists. “Do you do lice fumigation, or can you recommend a pesticide for head lice in classrooms?” they ask wearily. We try to gently explain that, although their efforts are valiant, they will be in vain until they start asking the right questions...

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