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How To Choose A Lice Removal Service

Posted on August 27, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Posted by Lice Company on May 21, 2010 at 10:03 PM comments (0)


As a consumer you have many choices when it comes to selecting the right lice treatment for your family. Nit Picky would like to ensure that when you are choosing a professional lice removal service that you know what will be included and who will be coming into your home to treat your children.


It is also important to know that you are hiring a reputable company that will treat lice and nits safe and effectively. The following are questions that will help guide you in the right direction to choosing the company that is right for you.


BEWARE OF NEW START UP COMPANIES: There are many people who are launching lice removal services because they see it as an easy market. There are a handful of companies to choose from that have been treating families for years and know what they are doing and have a valuable and trustworthy reputation to stand behind. Nit Picky Lice Removal Service is one of them. Whom ever you choose, know who you invite into your home, their is only a risk if you do not ask the right questions and if you do not know who you are hiring.


Beware of companies using over the counter lice shampoos.


1. Does the company service your city?

Ask if the company services your area first so that you do not waste time if they do not.


2. How much does the service cost?

Services typically range from $80-$100 per hour, and take an hour per person depending upon the location, and the quality of services offered along with what is included with the service.


3. What is your minimum charge?

Services typically have a minimum charge to come out, and then charge in increments of 15 minutes to 30 minutes.


4. Is there a travel fee or any hidden costs?

Some companies may charge a travel fee, or charge for products.


5. Are their products non-toxic, and pesticide free?

A professional service will be able to treat without the use of pesticides. Make sure the company you choose does not use over the counter lice shampoos, that contain permethrin or other toxic ingredients.


6. How many additional treatments are needed?

Lice removal is a process and additional treatments are usually needed. Find out how the company handles the process since this will make a difference in how much money you will spend.


7. Is the service guaranteed?

The company you want to hire will guarantee their services.


8. What is the guarantee policy?

Policies will vary. It is important that you understand how to obtain a guarantee.


9. How soon can they make an appointment?

This will depend upon the urgency of your situation. Most companies will schedule an appointment the same day.


10. Are their nit pickers background checked?

Since the company will be sending someone to your home, most likely to treat your children, it is important to know that they can be trusted. A reputable company will run background checks on their employees to ensure your safety.


11. Is the company licensed?

A legitimate company will have a business license.


12. Is the company insured?

Non-toxic lice removal is fairly risk free. However, an ethical business will be insured for liability purposes.



13. How long has the company been in business?

This subject was mentioned at the top of the page. A business that has established itself within the community is a valuable asset. Their nitpickers should be well trained and background screened. There is an understanding about the nature of non-toxic lice treatment that is only gained through experience.


Once you have decided on your choice lice removal service, you may be asked for your credit card to hold the reservation. Do not be alarmed by this, it is normal. As long as you have asked the right questions, you will be able to decide if you are dealing with a reputable company that you can entrust your family, lice problem, and credit card information to.



If your choice is Nit Picky



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