Head Lice Removal Devices

When your child comes home from school, scratching her head, chances are she has a lice infestation. What do you do? You may be tempted to try once lice removal device after another, but you should do your research first and learn the pros and cons.

1.     LiceGuard RobiComb Electric Head Lice Comb

The LiceGuard RobiComb Electric Head Lice Comb is a patented electronic device for detecting and killing head lice. It destroys lice it gets into contact with when used through dry hair.

When this electronic device touches lice, electric pulse zaps them, causing them to die. The device then combs dead lice out of your hair.

Pros

  • Easily detects and kills lice
  • DFA registered and clinically proven
  • Safe for children.
  • Does not contain chemicals
  • Odorless
  • Easy to use and reusable

Cons

  • Only works when you have tons of lice in your hair.
  • Only detects lice eggs that can be zapped.
  • Only zaps average-sized lice eggs.
  • Some lice eggs still need to be manually removed.
  • Prone to contamination when used by many family members.
  • Can be challenging to clean.
  • Can only be used with completely dry hair.

The device makes a buzzing sound as it is turned ON. When the sound stops while you are combing your hair, it means it has trapped lice in its teeth.

2.     V-Comb – Electric Head Lice Comb

The V-Comb Electric Head Lice Comb is a stainless steel round comb that traps head lice and eggs through suction power. Dead head lice are caught in its Capture Filter.

This head lice removal device is easy to use. It operates similar to a vacuum. When you are done, open the lid, remove dead lice, and dispose of them.

Pros

  • Does not contain any chemicals or pesticides.
  • Removes lice and eggs better than head lice shampoo
  • Gentle and smooth to the scalp.
  • Can be used on wet hair
  • Easy to use vacuum type device.

Cons

  • You need to slowly and repeatedly comb your hair with the device.
  • You will need to manually pick out remaining nits after combing.
  • Does not remove eggs.
  • The suction is not strong enough.

The V-Comb – Electric Head Lice Comb is an FDA registered lice removal device that is 100% safe for children. It is hygienic too as all dead lice get stored in the Capture Filter.

3.     Nix Electronic Lice Comb

The Nix Electronic Lice Comb removes and kills nits and lice from your scalp. It has a small electrical charge that is lethal to lice killing them as they get into contact with the comb’s teeth.

This device comes with an ON, OFF and On with spotlight switches. The spotlight turns on as you operate the device. As you comb your hair, the Louse Detection Alert Light will turn on to indicate lice have been killed and trapped.

Pros

  • Chemical-free
  • Easily detects as it comes in contact with the device.

Cons

  • The comb does not have fine teeth
  • Battery compartment is difficult to open
  • Can detect lice and nits, but they are not killed on contact.

After using the Nix Electronic Lice Comb, remove lice from the teeth of the comb. It comes with a brush to help you clean the teeth.

 

4.     Nit Free Terminator Lice Comb

 The Nit Free Terminator Lice Comb uses spiral micro-grooved teeth to get rid of the tiniest nits from your hair. It is made of durable stainless steel and can be sterilized for safe re-use by any member of the family.

To use, comb your hair and lice will die as it gets into contact with the device.

Pros

  • Made from durable stainless steel
  • The teeth come with rounded ends and spiral grooves to easily dislodge nits.
  • Can be sterilized for safe re-used by the entire family
  • Will not rust

Cons

  • If you are not careful, the grooves can tend to rip out your hair.
  • Hard to use with thick hair.
  • Requires skill to use effectively and efficiently.

The Nit Free Terminator Lice Comb comes with teeth that are close together, making it practical for those with fine or thin hair.

 The Nit Free Terminator Lice Comb is the best lice removal device reviewed. It is made of stainless steel; thus, it is incredibly durable. It can be sterilized, so the entire family can share in this device. It is also useful for all hair types.

While there are medications and shampoos to kill and remove lice, lice combing is safer and more effective. You must be meticulous in choosing the lice removal device to use with your children. While most of them are useful, many provide superficial treatment.

Home Sanitizing

It is not enough to use medication, shampoos, and lice removal devices to control the spread of lice. There are certain things you need to do so your efforts will not go to waste.

Wash and dry bed linens and clothing at over 130 degrees to kill stray nits and lice.

Optional: Clean, or bag up for 24-48 hours, everything that comes into contact with the head of the child with lice.

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References

Scientific American: Revenge of the Super Lice

Youtube.com: LiceTec V-Comb

Pest Strategies.com: Top 5 Best Lice Combs

Epilady.com Lice Zapper

Amazon.com: Lice Treatment Products

The team at Lice Charmers was wonderful. They communicated regularly about available times and about Lex's arrival time. Once she arrived, she did an amazing job delousing our family of four. I have... very thick hair and she did a thorough job removing the mother load of nits and lice. A week later, I found a live bug on my son which he probably got from a friend. Lex returned the next day to treat us again fulfilling their guarantee. Professional. Friendly. High-quality. Convenient. I would recommend Lice Charmers 100%.read more
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Deborah P.
01:42 22 Jan 20
The team at Lice Charmers was wonderful. They communicated regularly about available times and about Lex's arrival time. Once she arrived, she did an...
Deborah P.
Deborah P.
17:40 21 Jan 20
Lex is incredibly discreet and professional and we felt very comfortable with her in our home. Having lice is a stressful event! She was a comfort and a calm to both my daughter and I. I’ve... recommended Lice Charmers to every parent in my child’s elementary class.read more
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Joanna T.
22:39 17 Jan 20
Lex was so sweet with the kids and made the experience just about as positive as it could be. I have already recommended Lice Charmers to my friends and family.
Emily Traetow
Emily T.
02:48 13 Jan 20
Lex came over within an 1.5 hours on a Saturday night. She was great. She was so gentle with our 2.5 year old daughter. We'd absolutely recommend her.
Josh Lieberman
Josh L.
04:50 09 Jan 20
When head lice first showed up on my daughter a year ago, I didn’t know what to do. Naturally I tried the over-the-counter lice shampoo treatment first and alas, it didn’t work!  So I sent a message... to Lex at Lice Charmers one evening and she got RIGHT back to me and offered to come the next morning, to my relief.  She got rid of the lice in a single treatment and even checked me too. When lice showed up AGAIN a year later, I knew exactly who to reach out to - Lice Charmers!  Lex is professional, knowledgable, and thorough.  She is responsive, fun, and truly makes the best out of an unfortunate situation. The convenience of treatment inside the comfort of your own home is SO nice and the rates for service are fair. Having head lice is unfortunate. Having Lice Charmers come remove them from your life is the exact opposite of unfortunate; it’s a pleasure. I can’t recommend Lex and Lice Charmers enough!read more
Jessica Zutz
Jessica Z.
17:27 08 Jan 20
Easy & painless. So nice to have Lex arrive at the house! Lice Charmers will be first call if we ever get lice in the future!
Justin Youngers
Justin Y.
18:30 07 Jan 20
They were very quick to answer our texts and very helpful and friendly!
Jennifer Sahli
Jennifer S.
16:34 30 Dec 19
This was the best experience for such a hard situation. We where made to feel like everything was normal and okay. She was absolutely amazing and carried out conversations with my child to help... distract her throughout the process.read more
Brittany Berg
Brittany B.
01:37 10 Dec 19
Lex was very easy to work with and professional. We called late in the evening and were able to get an appointment for the following morning. She arrived in a ordinary car and brought all of her own... supplies. It was much less stressful to have her come to our home then needing to go across town. She was very thorough in her work. The peace of mind from knowing our daughter was treated and cleared 💯 was worth every penny. I would highly recommend Lice Charmers.read more
Sarah Schauer
Sarah S.
23:06 08 Dec 19
Fast, in-home service made this process so easy. Lex was great: full of information, friendly, efficient with a tedious process, and was able to come to our house just a few hours after I contacted... her. I hope in the very best way possible that we don't have to call her in the future, but if we have a lice reappearance I'm so glad I know she's there. Highly recommend her!read more
Hannah Love
Hannah L.
22:12 08 Dec 19
I have never had nor dealt with lice before, so I called lice charmers and scheduled her to come out in the evening. She showed up and checked my hair, my son's, and then my daughter's hair who was... the only person with lice. She got all the lice, and nits out of my daughter's hair and my daughter's hair is very thick. She was very thorough and knowledgeable about lice and how to get rid of them and keep them away. I highly recommend calling her to take care of your lice problem, she also guarantees her work.read more
Michael Krout
Michael K.
03:40 27 Nov 19
Calling Lice Charmers was a great decision. Lex was wonderful with our 3 year old as well as extremely thorough. I recommend Lice Charmers... 100%.
Billy Marlowe
Billy M.
23:26 26 Nov 19
Definitely recommend this company! We called Lice Charmers late in the afternoon after finding out at least one of our kids had lice. They were able to come out first thing the next morning. Lex was... very nice and worked diligently with all four of us. We felt free of lice and were much more educated than we had been about the subject. Lex even brought a fun kids book about lice. It was great not having to go anywhere to get checked and treated. Thank you so much!read more
Sarah S
Sarah S
22:21 18 Nov 19
Definitely recommend this company! We called Lice Charmers late in the afternoon after finding out at least one of our kids had lice. They were able to come out first thing the next morning. Lex was... very nice and worked diligently with all four of us. We felt free of lice and were much more educated than we had been about the subject. Lex even brought a fun kids book about lice. It was great not having to go anywhere to get checked and treated. Thank you so much!read more
Sarita Chandler
Sarita C.
22:18 18 Nov 19

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