If you?ve been the victim of head lice for any amount of time, you know that they are one of the worst things that can happen to you both physically and psychologically. To chemical head lice treatment manufacturers, this problem is worth a massive amount of money to them every year, with over $100 million being made on head lice control in the US alone. The EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) is responsible for testing and making sure most pesticide head lice treatments destined for use on US children are safe. [read more]
100% efficacy in removing nymphs and adults; Good safety and adverse effects profile; High acceptability to users (parents and child); Single application; Requires minimal time to us; Prevents re-infestation; Low risk of resistance developing; Twice weekly shampoo to help maintain lice free hair; [read more]
Did you know that baby lice are called “nymphs?” Did you know that a person cannot “catch” headlice from a pet? Human lice stay with humans, and pet/animal lice stay with pets. Did you know that combing Schooltime® Shampoo through the hair using a regular hair comb right before the final rinse will help remove nits and lice? Using a nit comb will assure hair is 100% clear. [read more]
With social media came “selfies,” and they are everywhere. The variously styled self-portraits of one or more people, whose heads rest close together, has introduced an interesting question: Does the “selfie” put teens at increased risk for lice? Although this topic has gotten quite a bit of media attention, there is currently no evidence that justifies this concern. [read more]
Short Hair? Head lice Don’t Care! As a Mom of two boys with short hair I could easily fall into the trap of thinking that my boys won’t get head lice because they have short hair. This is so not true! Lice do not care if your hair is short or long, they just want to find a nice happy home to lay their eggs and live happily ever after with their lice babies. [read more]
The classroom has changed in many ways since I was a kid, but the one area in particular I’m writing about today is the READING CORNER. I say this with emphasis because all I can think about when I walk in to volunteer in my kid’s elementary classroom is LICE, LICE, LICE (cue the psycho movie soundtrack). I understand the importance of reading and wanting to make a comfortable environment for the students to read in, but come on! Pillows, blankets, bean bag chairs OH MY! This type of scenario is a haven for head lice to thrive in. [read more]
BioSafe Technologies, Inc was incorporated in 2000 to further develop, clinically test and create a distribution of nontoxic pesticide formulations for eliminating parasites and other blood sucking insects such as mites and lice affecting humans and animals. The active ingredients of the ‘ultimate’ formula used in its Schooltime® Products line was discovered by the company founder, Lynn James-Meyer, during field testing in Brazil in the early 1990s when she traveled to this area to participate on a separate humanitarian project. [read more]
Lice and Blood Types of Their Hosts ~ We and the teams we worked with who tested our formula have learned a lot of interesting things about head lice in the process. It turns out that lice are very specific to blood type. If children in a family, group, class, etc. had the same blood type , the lice would go from child to child. However, if there was one in a family that had a different blood type from those the lice had already ‘visited’, those lice would avoid that person unless desperate for food. [read more]
School is coming to an end for the summer and your kids may soon be off to camp! No parent wants to get a phone call telling them that their child has head lice. Perhaps worse than that, no parent wants to learn that their child has brought lice home! Both these situations are bad; having it come into your house is clearly the last thing you want. [read more]
Do you know the “Essential Requirements” of Head Lice Products?
Schooltime® Products exceed the “Essential Requirements” for a head lice control product. Compare the list taken from ‘Control of Head Lice Infestation’ ed J.Heukelba. See how our products compare to this “Gold Standard”.