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Nits? Nymphs? Louse? Lice? OH MY!

November 14, 2019

One of the most frustrating things about lice is the terminology around it.  Lice, louse, nymph, nits, eggs?  What the heck is all of this?  With the confusion of what is what is also leads to misunderstandings, myths circulating, and unsuccessful treatments being done.  Let’s go through the proper terminology so that you can know what is happening and get the right answers for lice treatment that will be successful. Louse—It is one bug and…

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Vote for us for Top Lice Removal Services!

November 4, 2019

Vote for Lice Services Canada for Best Lice Removal Servce in Ottawa!

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Natural Lice Treatment

November 4, 2019

Lice is often regarded as a very scary and frustrating situation to happen. But if you know how to the process of lice treatment is done it really does take fear and frustration out of the equation.  Lice treatment is a process of using good lice products and reduction combing. Step 1 The first thing you need to know is that not all lice products are created equal. What is the active ingredient of lice…

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One Time Head Lice Treatment Solution

October 28, 2019

Permanent Solution or One Time Solution for lice treatment are myths and are only marketing strategies that give false hope of a solution for head lice. There is no products or services available for families to use and be lice free in one treatment.  Here are the reasons why One and Done Lice Treatment or One Time Lice Solutions don’t work: If a company claims a product that work one time –ask them why they…

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How to Get Rid of Lice – Quickly, Safely and Effectively

October 1, 2019

Think you have lice? Wondering what is the best way to get rid of it? Get this list of safe, effective and fast techniques to use.

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The True Cost of Lice Removal

September 17, 2019

It may appear that over the counter lice treatment is less expensive, but if it is not initially effective and requires repeating, it will cost you more time AND money!

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How to get your ex to help with lice treatment

September 3, 2019

Every task seems amplified when your child has lice. Doing her hair for the day? Better change your brush. Drying his hair? Better get out the special towel. Sending them off to their mom or dad’s for the next few days (or week)? *Insert incoherent panic here*

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Back to School. Tips on avoiding lice

August 20, 2019

It’s that time of year again.  New back packs, lunch bags, coloured pencils and head lice!!  Yes head lice.  Yikes no one wants head lice.  So how can you avoid getting it?  A few tips from the experts at Lice Services Canada on how to avoid lice. No sharing hats, brushes and combs.  Remind your children before they go to school to not share and you will have to remind them often. Check your child’s…

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The History of Lice Combs

August 6, 2019

Lice combs have been around for centuries.  When combs from the first century were discovered the archeologists thought they were just beautiful combs that were used every day.

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The world is over “I have lice”

July 9, 2019

As you can probably imagine the word lice would totally devastate any teenager.  Your teenager will think this is the end of the world!!!  They will think they are dirty and that if their friends find out they will be an outcast.

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Does Tea Tree Oil Kill Lice?

June 25, 2019

Does tea tree oil really work against head lice? The short answer is no. In our experience we have observed that lice don’t like the smell of the tea tree oil. But to kill lice the answer is no.  It really is only good as a preventative measure.

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Is olive oil lice treatment a myth?

May 28, 2019

Olive oil is great for many reasons. Killing or removing lice isn’t one of them. There’s a home remedy doing the rounds, though. It requires you to combine olive oil with conditioner and liquid soap, apply it to your hair, leave it on for a few hours, rinse hair with vinegar, use a lice comb to remove dead lice, and repeat this process every week!

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May 12, 2020

Here are a few things you need to survive a lice outbreak during Covid 19.

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Expert lice removal tips from Lice Services Canada

March 17, 2020

If the mere mention of the word “lice” makes you cringe, wait until you or your kids have them. Lice can attack the best of us, but the good news is they’re easy to get rid of. At Lice Services Canada, our experts suggest the following steps to help you with your lice infestation.

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can lice drown?

February 20, 2020

Many people believe you can drown lice, but it’s not what you think. Head lice are very hardy and they can close their breathing holes.

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Tea Tree Oil & Lice

February 10, 2020

What is the real deal about tea tree oil and lice? Can tea tree oil get rid of lice?

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Ottawa Parent And Child Expo April 2020

February 7, 2020

Come visit us at the Ottawa Parent & Child Expo on Saturday, April 4th and Sunday, April 5th.

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Can You Drown Lice?

February 4, 2020

If you try to drown lice, you would need to keep them submerged for more than 8 straight hours in order to ensure they have indeed drowned. No coming up for air. Adult lice can “hold their breath” for up to 8 hours – they close their air holes and stay where they are until they can breathe again. 

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Lice removal success starts with the right lice removal comb

January 22, 2020

When you purchase the products from the drug store they come with a plastic comb.  So naturally you figure that this is the best comb because it came in the package.  Right?  Wrong.  These plastic combs are absolutely useless.  The tines are too far apart to grab anything.

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Lice Service Canada Crowned Top Choice Award Winner for Top Choice Lice Removal in the 2020 Top Choice Award Survey

January 15, 2020

We won again for Top Choice in Lice Removal in 2020 in Ottawa!

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Best treatments for lice: Don’t fall for a Pinterest fail!

January 7, 2020

Here at Lice Services Canada, we’ve seen it all and heard it all from our customers. Many consider coming to us as a last resort when everything else has failed. What is everything else? These are ‘recommended remedies’, ‘no-fail’ treatments, and ‘easy DIY cures’ that usually only make the situation worse.

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Tea Tree Oil and Head Lice

December 28, 2019

There are lots of home remedies out there.  Just check the internet but how many work?  Let’s talk tea tree oil and head lice.  We have had many clients say they have used this because they didn’t want to use drug store products.  It is great that they were trying to avoid using products that just don’t work and can be harmful to your family.   The bottom line is tea tree oil just doesn’t work…

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Natural lice removal products versus pesticides: What you need to know

December 10, 2019

When the realisation hits that lice has invaded your child’s head, the natural instinct is to rush to the pharmacy and buy the strongest lice remover possible, to get rid of them as quickly as possible.

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Why Choose Pesticide Free Head Lice Shampoo?

November 25, 2019

Why? Because children of any age or size are vulnerable to the harmful effects of pesticides. They also often have pregnant or nursing mothers who should never be exposed to pesticide treatments either by applying them to themselves or to others. Why? Because too many people, unfortunately, overuse pesticide/drugstore products out of fear and frustration without adequate warning of the risks to themselves and the environment. Why? Because each of us has our own unique vulnerabilities. Pesticide products…

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