Lice aren’t nice. They are highly contagious, especially in school environments, but aren’t easily removed without professional help. Bernadette’s Lice Removal Company opened in south Toledo in October with the express purpose of providing a quick end to the parasitic bugs that love children’s heads and hair. Jeremy Hughes, managing partner of the newly opened franchise branch, knows his enemies and guarantees that his special enzyme treatment and follow-up care will get rid of head lice for good. “Lice aren’t dangerous,” he notes, “but they are very contagious and annoying. That’s why we are here — to give families assurance that we’ve killed them all permanently.”
In a studio that looks like a hair salon, Hughes and his staff comb through children’s hair looking for the telltale signs of infestation. They offer a free head screening and, if lice are found, an $85 treatment that uses a natural enzyme product to kill the lice. Follow-up visits three days and seven days post-treatment guarantee that all lice and eggs have been killed, and the free spraying of the client’s car eliminates any lice there. Customers can purchase shampoo and conditioner, as well as a household spray, or can hire BLRC to make a “house call” and treat the family members and the entire house at the same time. Prices depend on the size of the house and the amount of spray needed.
Bernadette’s Lice Removal Company, 5142 Ryan Rd. (off Reynolds near the former Southwyck Mall area). 419-360-5660. www.toledoliceremovalcenter.com. —CH