Business helps fight head lice
Updated: Thursday, February 27 2014, 06:46 AM EST
Pittsford, N.Y. - Lice infect millions of kids each year. They spread easily and can be a very difficult to eliminate.
“I treated both of them,” said Rebecca Sawtelle, who tried countless ways over a two month period to rid her daughters of head lice. “You think okay I've treated them I've combed it, it should be gone, but it always came back.”
“My kids had head lice,” said mother of four Marnie Murray, she used her struggle to find a way to help other families get rid of head lice.
She and her best friend started ‘Naughty Nits’ – the first few years they did home visits, then they opened a shop in Buffalo and now they’ve expanded to Sully Trail in Pittsford.
“It's very common. It's important to let people know it can happen to anybody,” said Murray.
Using heat, Murray dehydrates the lice and the nits; she explains this system kills 99-percent of the eggs.
“There are some people that come in and have a light case that have a onetime deal, there are some people on the other end who are pretty extreme. Then there are some people on the other end who have a really successful first treatment and then we just follow it up,” said Murray.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates six to twelve-million infestations of lice happen each year in children ages 3 to 11.