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Finding Based on Years of Successfully Treating Thousands of Boston-Area Clients

Belmont, Massachusetts — NitWits, Boston's oldest premier head lice treatment service salon in the Boston area, today released a statement that head lice cannot be found on furniture including couches, chairs, and beds, even if a person with head lice makes direct contact with the piece of furniture. The finding is based on the salon’s 15+ years of hands-on experience treating thousands of clients.


"Many families dealing with head lice in the household are very concerned about he possibility of family members transferring head lice to furniture including sofas," said founder Berit Pratt, RN BSN MPH. "But head lice never choose to travel to an inanimate object such as a couch, carpet or linens. They need to stay on the human scalp for their entire lifecycle; otherwise, they die quickly.”

The NitWits team of professional head lice removers has successfully treated thousands of Boston-area clients using their proprietary products that contain all natural ingredients and are pesticide-free. As Pratt explains, head lice simply cannot survive on a couch.

“There are three main reasons why you’ll never find head lice on a sofa or another piece of furniture,” she states. “First, they need human blood to survive and that’s not found on a couch. They need a blood meal every two to four hours. Second, they need warmth and a couch is too cold for them. Lastly, lice are light and humidity sensitive, so they would dehydrate quickly on a piece of furniture.”

The medical salon also informs its clients that head lice have claws so they can grip and hold onto strands of human hair. Hair that brushes up again a couch or another furniture surface won’t transmit head lice onto the object.

This means that families faced with head lice don’t have to worry about keeping all surfaces of their home clean or constantly laundering bedding for fear that lice are living on beds and furniture. This information is passed onto clients who are treated for head lice in the Belmont salon as well as their family members

NitWits has consistently won a The Best of Boston Award since 2004 and is headed by school nurse Pratt and co-founder Sonia Simoun. They and their professionally trained team of lice-removal professionals have successfully eradicated lice from Boston-area clients using their own products. Pratt and Simoun discovered that head lice have developed a resistance to many of the pesticides and other toxic ingredients commonly found in over-the-counter lice removal brands.

The NitWits team of professionally trained lice removal experts are available for appointments at their discreet, comfortable Belmont salon. They use a combination of organic head lice removal products and physical combing to safely remove head lice quickly and thoroughly from clients of any age.

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About NitWits

NitWits Lice Removal is the Boston area's premier and oldest head lice treatment service salon. Headed by school nurse Berit Pratt, RN BSN MPH, and co-founder Sonia Simoun, the salon specializes in all-natural, organic, pesticide-free head lice removal treatment for children and family members affected by lice. Their mission is to get rid of head lice and nits (lice eggs) for good for every client who visits the salon. NitWits' founders developed their own organic, pesticide-free lice treatment products to get rid of lice and nits that are based on 15 years of hands-on experience. The staff also gives educational presentations for students, parents and teachers. Treatment sessions take place in the comfort and privacy of their Belmont salon. Call 617-816-9487 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.


For more information about NitWits Lice Removal Boston, contact the company here:

NitWits Lice Removal Boston
Berit Pratt
(617) 816-9487
161A Belmont St, Belmont, MA 02478


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