New generation of head lice treatment tackles super lice

Microscopic photo of head louse. Vamousse can help you kill super lice.

As fears circulate around the term “super lice,” misconceptions about the effectiveness of over-the-counter treatments are also spreading.  Newer non-toxic, pesticide-free solutions such as Vamousse have developed innovative ways to tackle super lice head-on.

Pesticide resistance means a need for a new generation of products. “Vamousse Lice Treatment works differently to kill lice and eggs, avoiding pesticide resistance issues,” says Jason Schmidt, an entomologist and Director of Product Development for TyraTech.  “The active ingredient, natrum muriaticum, dehydrates the lice without using a pesticide.”

Vamousse is clinically proven effective against pesticide-resistant super lice 1. Unlike many traditional products, Vamousse uses a physical mode of action to dehydrate lice and eggs by contact, to end an infestation fast.

Vamousse Lice Treatment was tested in clinical trials and lab studies using internationally recognized ASTM testing protocols. Following these industry standards, the product was tested against head lice and head lice eggs. Testing showed that Vamousse Lice Treatment, applied per product instructions, can kill both lice and eggs with a 15-minute exposure. While efficacy is critical, the AAP reports that treatment ideally should also be safe, free of toxic chemicals, easy to get without a prescription, easy to use, and affordable. 2

“Parents want to be able to kill lice fast, but they also want the treatment to be safe and non-toxic,” says Schmidt.  “Fortunately, this new generation of treatment starts working on contact and is available over-the-counter, typically in the first-aid or hair care section, making even super lice control accessible.”

About TyraTech

Established in 2004, TyraTech, Inc. (AIM: TYR and TYRU), a life sciences company focusing on nature-derived insect and parasite control products. TyraTech’s Nature’s Technology™ effectively controls insects and parasites while providing a new level of safety for people, animals and the environment. TyraTech leverages scientific platforms to develop nature-derived products that are as effective as traditional chemical options and provides a full range of biocides, head lice and insect repellent solutions. For more information, visit www.tyratech.com.

Notes:

  1. Clinical trial conducted at Lice Source Services, Plantation, FL, Dec. 2015
  2.  American Academy of Pediatrics (2016) Report on lice Retrieved from http://www.aappublications.org/news/2016/04/11/Lice041116