The most trusted lice treatment and removal experts in South Africa
Nit-pickers is a lice clinic dedicated to the SAFE and EFFECTIVE removal of head lice and nits since 2011. Our success has been featured on 5FM, Jacaranda FM, Lotus FM, SA FM, The Sunday Times and Times Live, Living and Loving, Child Magazine and Baby Steps Magazine. Countless schools have partnered with the Nit-pickers since our opening and have entrusted us to successfully assist with ridding the school of major lice outbreaks.
Many schools have, at some point, requested assistance from either the Dept. of Education or City Health, to no avail. Out of pure frustration, parents typically place the blame and the burden on the schools and the schools are looking to the parents to treat the lice infected children. Adding to this, a large percentage of parents are unaware of the lice problem we’re faced with, or simply fail to detect lice infestation in their children. Nit-pickers provides a holistic service that partners with both the schools and the parents to control the situation – as with academics, working together for the mental, emotional and physical well being of South Africa’s children.
All pupils are examined for lice and nits as and when the school requires the service.
All pupils are examined for lice and
nits on a monthly basis.
Clients are screened in the
Treatment no longer has to be
traumatic for you or your child.
One 30 min treatment and a comb
out of dead lice & nits is all it takes.
No harmful chemicals, no wet hair, no
treatment product required.
Treatments are done by professionally
trained, certified technicians.
Natural preventative products
available following treatment.
Post treatment advice to clear the
home environment and avoid re-infestation.
Pediculus humanus capitis, is a parasitic insect that can be found on the head and, in rare cases, the eyebrows and eyelashes of people.
Head lice feed on human blood several times a day and live close to the scalp to maintain their body temperature.
These are lice eggs laid by the adult female louse at the base of the hair shaft near the scalp. The eggs are firmly
A nymph is the immature louse that has recently hatched from the egg. Nymphs look like adult lice, but are smaller.
The fully grown adult louse is about the size of a sesame seed, has six legs, and is tan to grayish-white in colour.
Because head lice and lice eggs are very small and hard to see, a louse infestation is often difficult to detect and diagnose.
At the time of detection, an average infestation often includes only 10-15 hatched lice and 20-30 eggs.