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Lexi was kind and efficient and skillful - she really saved the day- we are so grateful
J Glasser
J G.
18:46 02 Nov 19
I called at 8am and Lex was there by 10, everyone got checked and lice removed by noon. It was so convenience to have everyone at home so I could do laundry, send emails, and keep siblings entertained while Lex worked. She was also very informative and helped us understand how to handle and prevent lice infestations. Would totally use them again!read more
Kimberly Mason
Kimberly M.
20:10 16 Oct 19
We had the best possible experience thanks to Alexis. She checked everyone in our family and then treated our daughter. I learned a ton from Alexis and what to check for moving forward. I highly recommend calling her as soon as you find the little buggers.read more
Cara Taormina
Cara T.
21:11 04 Oct 19
After learning I had head lice, I went online and found Lice Charmers. Called immediately and got an appointment within 2 hours. Lex showed up on time and proceeded to clean my head! She was very informative and thorough. She is awesome! Highly recommend her!read more
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carole T.
20:31 04 Oct 19
I went to get a haircut and was told I had head lice! After freaking out I looked online and found Lice Charmers and called right away. Got an in in home...
Gayle T.
Gayle T.
13:29 04 Oct 19
Lex is the absolute best!!!!!! She called me back at 11 pm. We got an appointment right away. She is extremely thorough!!! She was so sweet to my kids and...
Susan V.
Susan V.
13:22 28 Sep 19
Holy hannah, Lex is a LIFESAVER! Here are the top 5 reasons why I love her and this company!1. She is prompt with her communication. She emailed me back at 11pm the night I messaged her to set up an appointment, and she was able to get us in for a next day appointment!2. She saved us hours and hours of lost time at a lice clinic! I was able to cook, clean and carry on life while she worked on our family.3. She is *extremely* knowledgable about lice and gave us amazing research-based advice about how to clean the house and prevent future outbreaks.4. She stays true to her word of 30-day guarantee! Unfortunately, we suffered a second lice outbreak within the 30 days, and she came back to help us out free-of-charge. (We have since narrowed down the issue to our gym's daycare so we are officially pulling our kids from this program! Ugh!)5. We successfully used our HSA account to cover the cost!read more
Shannon Robertson
Shannon R.
06:40 25 Sep 19
Very personable and attentive. She did a thorough search and comb through plus good conversation. I felt very relaxed in an already tense situation. I feel clean and happy going to sleep tonight :) thank you lice charmers!!!read more
shannon vasilev
shannon V.
02:48 14 Sep 19
We had a great experience with Alexis and are grateful to have such a quick response for an in-home lice check and removal. She was prompt, pleasant and good. What else could we ask for?
Matt Martin
Matt M.
20:31 10 Sep 19
This was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had with an in-home lice treatment. The technician was right on top, very proficient and super friendly. As much as one could enjoy the experience of removing nits, this was it! Thank you Lice Charmers!read more
Lucinda Salinas
Lucinda S.
05:08 10 Sep 19
Lex was super friendly and professional. This was a hard experience for my foster kids, but she made it better. She was easy to schedule with and very educated and understanding with my concerns. Having her in my home was easier than going to a salon, making it easier to care for my traumatized kiddos. She showed them compassion and respect. I am completely happy with our experience.read more
Julie Nielsen
Julie N.
18:34 09 Sep 19
Lex is very good at what she does. Very friendly at answering our questions. I would defiantly call her again! Such a stress relief to have her come to our home. Thanks Lex, you're the best!!!!
Janine Olson
Janine O.
19:21 07 Sep 19
Totally great expertise! Lex was knowledgeable and patient. She was especially great with my 4 year old who has trouble sitting still. Hoping I never have to deal with this again, but will use lice charmers if we do.read more
Sierra Chapman
Sierra C.
18:39 04 Sep 19
So friendly and convenient!! Lex knows her stuff and is so thorough. Anyone that has ever dealt with lice time and time again knows how time consuming it can be. She allowed me time away from dealing with the tedious treatment and combing to continue on with my endless parental responsibilities and for that I am endlessly grateful!read more
Sarah Okerlund
Sarah O.
03:14 29 Aug 19
Such a great experience in such an unpleasant situation. Having Lice Charmers come to our home was easy, informative, and most importantly, effective. For...
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Aubray C.
17:25 26 Aug 19
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If you’ve caught yourself or your kids itching and it’s been going on for a couple days, it’s time to do a lice check. If your friend circle has also been talking about head lice, it’s definitely time to start looking.

You have two options when it comes to diagnosing a lice infestation: do it yourself or hire someone.

You can check yourself and your family using a professional quality lice comb or just poking around the scalp with your fingers and a good light. We have instructions in our article How to Check for Lice. Doing a very thorough check takes some skill, but mostly time. To be sure you have to check the entire scalp and that can take a professional 10-30 minutes, on average. The thicker, longer, kinkier, and coarser the hair the longer and potentially more uncomfortable it will take. Checking your kids is fairly easy. Checking yourself is very difficult and you are better off getting checked by a professional.

Professional lice checks are a great way to get the peace of mind of knowing for sure whether or not your family is dealing with lice or if the treatments you’ve previously tired worked. Most lice clinics, salon, or other services will charge a flat or hourly rate to do a head check with prices ranging between $10-$30 depending on your location.

Well, at least you know for sure now and can start taking action to get rid of them.

The best first step is deciding how much time and effort you want to spend on lice.

To be frank, getting rid of lice on your own is not a small task. There is no silver bullet that will eliminate the problem in one easy step. Many methods will work, but they all require multiple treatments, checks, and hours of combing on each person. If you are willing to give up your evenings and hours on the weekend to fight lice, more power to you.

But… unless you value your time at less than $15 an hour or are absolutely sure only one person has it and they don’t have a lot of hair or much chance to spread it, you are better off hiring a professional to get it done. I’ll explain why next.

The cost of hiring a professional lice service can range from as low as $135 for a single treatment to nearly $1000 based on how much work is needed and how urgently. Kits found at drugstore locations such as CVS, Walgreen, or Walmart cost from $15 to $50, but expect to need multiple kits and be prepared for multiple sessions of hours of combing. If price is an issue, consider using a kit, combing your family with a quality lice comb, and then getting checked by a service to see if that took care of the issue.

It can take a professional about 60-90 minutes to treat someone with shoulder length hair. An amateur can expect it to take anywhere from 2-4 hours to go over the entire head in one session. For a family of four you will have to do at least three sessions per person to have a reasonable chance of getting rid of them all, which adds up to 16-48 hours of combing. Even after all that, if your technique is not perfect and you miss one fertilized female or two nits, you might find your family itching again in 2-4 weeks.

Now for some math.

If you value your time at $15 an hour, 16 hours of combing for three sessions of coming on one person equals $240 and for four people that is 48 hours of combing which equals $720. That is 16-48 hours of your free time after work or on the weekends that you are losing to head lice treatment.

The industry average is $250-$500 to treat a family of four in a single sessions, but some places require two treatments, so keep that in mind. However, compare that to the pain of amateur lice combing, the evenings and time to yourself you are sacrificing, and the stress on your family and yourself of not being sure they are really gone and you can see why trying to do it yourself might not be worthwhile.

Nothing. It’s just a name and behind that is a marketing strategy. All of those places can get rid of lice.

In-home lice treatment is absolutely the best choice for everyone. Treatments for a family of four may be as short as two hours, but they can be five or more. Most people don’t want to spend that much time in a lice treatment location away from their home and all the comforts in it. It can be very hard for parents to keep their kids fed, happy, and entertained for that long without a temper tantrum or full-on public meltdown in a crowded lice salon. If your child has special needs and struggles with over stimulation, the home is a much safer and more soothing place to help them through what can be a challenging new experience.

References

  1. Head Lice Diagnosis and Treatment. Mayo Clinic.
  2. Head lice infestation – Diagnosis. Wikipedia.
  3. Pediculosis capitis: new insights into epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Sep;31.
  4. Wet combing for head lice: feasibility in mass screening, treatment preference and outcome. J R Soc Med. 2002 Jul;95(7):348-52.
  5. Lice – Head Lice – Diagnosis. CDC.
  6. Head Lice Symptoms and Signs. Parents.com.