This school year parents can treat super lice fast without a prescription

A mother and young daughter enjoy drawing together, happy because they were able to treat super lice fast.

Treat super lice fast with Vamousse® Lice Treatment

Students are heading back into the classroom, which means every family is at risk for the spread of lice, and super lice, in their homes. Vamousse Lice Treatment is clinically proven to kill lice and their eggs in a single treatment 1, and is effective against super lice that have become resistant to two major pesticides – permethrin and pyrethroids. The treatment is available over-the-counter (OTC) without a prescription or physician’s visit, so parents can begin to control lice immediately.

Lori Haapala, RN, BSN, and a school nurse with Kanawha County Schools, helps families with lice infestations. “When a child has contracted head lice at school, the real issue is preventing the spread of it at home amongst siblings and other family members,” said Happala. “Head lice can be an extremely daunting and frustrating experience for both the parent and child. With vigilance, problems can be detected early-on, diminishing the likelihood of it spreading to the rest of the family and allowing the situation to be resolved faster.”

Unfortunately, lice are an irritating reality of childhood. The CDC estimates as many as 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States and studies have shown that it’s most common among preschool and school-aged children. 2 Vamousse Lice Treatment enables parents to end an infestation fast with ingredients they can feel good about. Kids will appreciate it too – the mousse is a fun component and smells good. The treatment resolves the situation with the first application – “once and done” and kids are back to focusing on learning, not dealing with the itchy effects of head lice.

“Parents have a treatment option that not only is safe and affordable, but goes to work on both lice and eggs during the same application – providing a quick, reliable experience,” said Jason Schmidt, an entomologist and Director of Product Development for TyraTech, makers of Vamousse. “Vamousse Lice Treatment can help relieve the stress parents often feel when their child is suffering from head lice.”

Vamousse Lice Treatment represents a new generation of head lice solutions. It works differently than traditional OTC products, as the active ingredient, natrum muriaticum, dehydrates the lice without using a pesticide.

To empower parents to remain vigilant with care, beyond conducting daily head checks, Vamousse offers a gentle, non-toxic daily shampoo – Vamousse Lice Defense – that kills lice 3 and is recommended for use during high-risk periods, and for 10 to 14 days after potential exposure. Like all Vamousse lice products, Lice Defense is safe enough for use by the entire family, including children as young as two.

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


  1. Clinical trial conducted at Lice Source Services, Plantation, FL, Dec. 2015
  3. As shown in lab studies