Being Prepared for Lice (if there is such a thing) & Lice Tracker

I received product/compensation in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.

I can remember it clearly as if it was yesterday. It was two years ago just after school started and my oldest was sitting at our kitchen table. He kept scratching his head and I had him go upstairs so I could help him wash it since he had been battling itchy dandruff. Then I noticed things moving around and I literally couldn’t stop starring. That was my first experience with lice but somehow I knew that is what it was. Then, of course, my other two kids got it.

I would not wish lice on anyone. It was a long four weeks and every time I thought it was gone, I’d see another egg. I really believe if I had been prepared in the beginning then I would have had a less stressful experience. I was also clueless about lice removal and learning as I went – this is definitely a casit’shen its best to know about before you experience it.

Well, back-to-school season is not just a time for school supplies or making school lunches, but also a time for germs to be shared. I like to think of head lice as a germ.

One way to be prepared for head lice is to keep a Nix Ultra® Lice Removal Kit on hand. Believe me the last thing you want to have to do is run to the store frantically and hope they have it in stock. In my case, they did not and I had to go to a second store the next day! I was busy too ripping apart any fabric or plush from my house and bagging it to kill lice eggs until I could wash it. Believe me when I say too that you don’t have time to wait for Nix to come from Amazon!

The Nix Ultra® Lice Removal Kit is an easy to use over-the-counter kit that safely kills both traditional and super lice, as well as their eggs (nits), and can be found at drug, food and mass merchandisers across the country. It contains pesticide-free Nix Ultra® solution for treating hair and scalp; the Nix® Lice Removal Comb for removing nits and lice; and Nix® Lice Control Spray for household items that cannot be laundered or dry cleaned.

The spray was amazing for me to use on our mattress, couches and rugs. I went through three bottles because I was overly worried.

Are you prepared for lice?

You are not alone! Lice is one of those things you assume won’t happen to your family. It doesn’t happen to “clean” families, right? Wrong! Lice can happen to anyone – Lice are attracted to blood, not to dirty hair. Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home has nothing to do with getting head lice.

An estimated 6 to 12 million infestations of lice occur each year in the United States alone.

Nix® recently surveyed 500 parents to find out how prepared they are for dealing with a head lice outbreak. The answer? Not very! The majority of parents admitted they were only somewhat prepared (31 percent) or not ready at all (25 percent) to treat head lice. Additionally, the majority of parents (69 percent) have heightened concerns about super lice, a type of head lice that have genetically mutated to become resistant to the active ingredients in some traditional lice treatment products.

Track Lice in your area

To help parents prepare to tackle head lice, The Nix® Lice Tracker is an online tool that tracks lice outbreaks and alerts parents so they can be prepared. Parents and school nurses can utilize the real-time map to track and report outbreaks.

To learn more about lice treatment options offered by Nix®, visit

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Speak Your Mind



  1. Holly Thomas says:

    Yes we have and it’s always good to keep this on hand just in case. Too dang expensive. I hope I never have to deal with it again but you never know with kids being in school!

  2. Thankfully I’ve never had to deal with lice.

  3. Kathy Pease says:

    Yes I had to deal with this when my kids were in middle school

  4. My daughter is now in the 3rd grade and thankfully we’re getting out of the sitting on the rug, squeezed in with all your classmates phase. Of course we’ve had our run ins with lice and the annual lice “scares”, but we’re ALWAYS prepared. We’ve always got everything we need on hand just in case.

  5. Yes i have,especially around school time it seems to hit the most

  6. Robin Abrams says:

    It seems like every year my grandkids come home from school with lice. It always go threw the schools at least 2 times during the year

  7. paula peterson says:

    I’m a single mom of 2 little girls,I can get rid of head lice for just a couple dollars. I love reading blogs from moms, it makes me feel connected to a great community.

  8. Thankfully, I have not!

  9. James Robert says:

    Yes, a couple years ago my daughter had a child in the class with lice. We received a note from school then about 3 days later, my daughter started scratching her head. It was a nightmare.

  10. Darlene Carbajal says:

    Many times!

  11. vickie couturier says:

    yes,,ive had to help with the grandkids when they came home with it

  12. Tabby miller says:

    I had the same experience at beginning of summer right before school let out my daughter got it and I thought it was gone but it spread everywhere I guess bc all my daughters ended up having it just not at same time though I sprayed and washed everything. Its horrible thing.

  13. Angelica C Dimeo says:

    Yes my son had it back in 2011 and it was terrible 🙁

  14. Brynn Dexter says:

    I have not had the displeasure of dealing with lice yet, but my son just started school and I am a little paranoid about it haha

  15. laura feist says:

    yes ta work

  16. When I was a summer camp counselor, there was an outbreak of lice among some of the children.

  17. Shannon Gurnee says:

    Lice sucks! This sounds like a great product to have on hand.

  18. yes, it’s so awful

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