So far (knock on wood) we have not experienced head lice in our household. If we ever do, I likely won’t blog about it anyway, out of respect for my children’s privacy.

But man, if one of my girls ever gets it, I will totally be banging down the door of Nitwits…which I just heard about today! Here’s their press release:


Head lice removal clinic, first of its kind to open its doors in North Toronto

It is a lousy job, but someone has to do it!

It’s that time of year again: the back-to-school season when parents brace for homework, teacher meetings and, yep, lice. Fortunately, Nitwits Toronto Lice Clinic, North Toronto’s first one-stop shop for lice treatment, prevention and education, opened its doors, Monday, September 10th.

Why waste time combing the city for ineffective, off-the-shelf lice kits? At Nitwits Toronto Lice Clinic, our highly trained professionals will provide accurate diagnoses and swift removal of head lice in a private and professional environment. The clinic features superior lighting, hydraulic chairs and TVs at each station for your comfort and convenience.

Shawnda Walker, Founder and Chief Nitwit, is the first Canadian certified by The Shepherd Institute – a research, education and lice removal treatment centre. Our professionally trained staff utilize The Shepherd Method™ of Strand by Strand Nit Removal. We take the time to remove nits properly from each and every strand of hair. Furthermore, our non-toxic products are designed to help facilitate lice removal. Our services are guaranteed!

“People want a safe and comfortable setting for the efficient treatment of head lice,” says Shawnda Walker. “Nitwits Lice Clinic is a natural extension of my two years’ of helping families deal with head lice and providing home services to across the GTA”

Head lice are more common than you think. In fact, nearly 10% of students contract lice at one time or another. Unfortunately, many of these cases go unreported because of the social stigma surrounding these pesky insects. That’s why Nitwits Lice Clinic is a place where people are encouraged to talk openly about lice. We also work with students, parents and school staff to provide proper education on prevention and treatment strategies.

Go to for more information.


Disclosure: I’m just sharing this information out of the goodness of my heart. But I’m also hoping that if I ever need them, they’ll do me a favour! 🙂

3 comments on “Nitwits: If Head Lice Hits Our House, I Am So Going Here”

  1. Ew, I hate lice. I am (unfortunately) one of the 10% as a child who had lice ONCE! I swear there is a specific child whom I still blame for giving it to my sister, who gave it to me, then I gave it to another sister. In fact there was a major outbreak at our school and we all had to keep our snow suits in plastic bags, the costumes in the kindergarten room were thrown out, daily lice-checks were done. I still remember the Walk of Shame, returning to my classroom to collect my belongings while the secretary called my mother to come pick me up. The sweet teacher looked up and said "well?" To which I recall merely nodding (I was a vocal child, this was out of the ordinary for me)! We ended up with cute hair cuts and survived the process, albeit not without some strange home remedies!

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