Non-Toxic Lice Removal
Lice Removal San Mateo's essential oil based treatments are effective even against pesticide resistant strains of lice. 

Professional Head Lice Removal company now serving San Mateo, Foster City, Redwood City and all surrounding areas with top rated in-home service. 
In-Home Service
Check and treat the entire family at home and at one time.  Home Cleaning Instructions
Most Affordable
Our service can sometimes cost 
1/2 price of some lice removal salons. Learn more
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 After hours questions or appointments please text (415) 320-3533
Mission Statement:
Our goal is to safely and effectively remove head lice and their eggs without the use of toxic pesticides.  We strive to provide a professional lice treatment that is affordable for most families in the Bay Area.  Our lice removal process does not use or contain toxic pesticides. Our lice technicians will always be informative, discreet and professional. We guarantee our lice removal service will provide the most stress-free and educational head lice experience possible. Nit Control was started in Marin Country and San Francisco and has now expanded lice removal service to San Mateo, Foster City, Redwood City and the surrounding area.  

How do I treat my home for lice?
Don't panic.  Cleaning the home will be easier than you think.  There are a few basic steps to ridding your home of lice.
A louse can survive for up to 48 hours without a host.  It is important to clean properly during this time period. Follow the steps below immediately after each treatment.  

Bed: Sheets, blankets, pillow cases, and duvet covers should be put in the drier for 30-45 minutes on high heat or placed in plastic bags for 2-3 days. (washing optional)

Couch: Vacuum and cover with sheet or blanket for 2-3 days.

Hair Combs & Accessories: Place in plastic bag and freeze over night, or submerge in disinfectant, or bag for 2-3 days

Clothing: All clothing worn in last 2-3 days should be put in drier for 30-40 minutes on high or left unused for a few more days. 

Automobile: Vacuum well or cover seats with sheets for 2-3 days. 

Toys: Isolate toys for 2-3 days 

Note:  Plastic bags do not suffocate lice, they simply isolate them.  Placing possibly infested items into an unused closet or garage space is sufficient. Head lice do not travel long distances when off of the human head.  Nits (lice eggs) need the warmth and moisture of a human head to hatch; they are not at risk of hatching when off of the human head.  

What are head lice?
Head lice (Pediculus Humanus capitis) are parasitic insects that live on the hair of human heads and feed on human blood. 

How do you get head lice?
Transmission through direct head to head contact is the most common way a person becomes infested with head lice.Young children between the ages of 3 and 11 years of age are at the highest risk of becoming infested with lice.  However, anyone with heart can get lice by using/wearing items used by an infested person.  Lice can also be transmitted in public areas such as movie theaters, cloting stores and even airplanes.

Were you exposed to lice?
If you have recently been in contact with an infested person a lice check should be performed.  This can be done by using the fingers or a comb.  Part the hair and look for sign of lice including living bugs or nits (eggs) which are attached to the hair.  Usually lice infestations can be difficult to diagnose during the first week of an infestation.

Who gets head lice?
Children ages 3 to 11 are the group with the highest risk of becoming infested with lice.  This is because young cvhildren have a lot more close contact with each other than older children and adults. 

Where does lice come from?
Lice have likely been around just as long as humans and are strictly a human parasite.  Lice cannot survive on non-human hosts, such as household pets, and are primarily spread by human to human contact.

Does lice mean bad hygiene?
No. Persons with cleaner hair are actually at higher risk as lice can grab onto and move through clean hair much easier than oily or dirty hair.  A clean scalp also makes it easier for lice to feed. 
Head Lice Basics
63 Bovet Rd Ste 210            San Mateo, CA 94402                (650) 292-4811                   8am-6pm Daily
Lice Removal San Mateo is the Bay Area's premier in-home head lice removal service. We have successfully treated thousands of families without the use of toxic pesticides. Get your family and home treated today.  Feeling Itchy? Schedule a lice check!

For Lice Removal and Lice Treatment in the Sonoma area please contact Hair Bears Lice Salon.
Sorry for the inconvenience but we will be closed temporarily until we are able to find and train a new employee for the San Mateo peninsula area.  We will remove this banner when we are again open for business.  If you are interested in position as a lice removal technician please email us at for details.  We apologize again and hope to resume service as soon as possible.  Thank you