Got Lice? Itchy Bitsi can help


by Rhonda Massad

Back to school means back to the battle against head lice. Fortunately, there is a new way to dispel the little buggers. Newly opened, Itchy Bitsi in Vaudreuil-Dorion has a goal of removing lice in a fast and efficient manner.

“My family owns this franchise in Mexico and my husband and I decided to open one here to help families get rid lice,” owner Mayela Garza said in an interview. “Clothing is the  main means of propagation so in Quebec,  summer months are slower for us but back to school is a busy time.”

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An appointment can take up to two hours to remove the nits from a head of hair.Lice, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, Itchy Bitsi

According to Garza, contrary to popular myth, lice find feeding on a cleaner head easier than a dirty one.  She pointed out that taking selfies and sharing clothes is a perfect way for lice to jump from one head to another.

“If you have high PH they don’t like it,” Garza explained, “which is why some children in a household can have while the others not.”

The store front location at 142 St. Charles Ave. has several colorful stations where children and adults can feel comfortable on their journey through the agonizing world of dispelling lice. Children will find themselves in a friendly environment where ipads, movies, games, children’s literature and other games will be at their disposition to make their hair treatment more pleasant.

Originating in Mexico, ItchyBitsi specializes in providing services and products that help combat pediculosis (lice). With the support of more than six years of experience at an international level, Canada now joins the growing territory that includes more than 15 branches in Mexico, USA, and Central America.

Itchybitsi has group rates for schools and nurseries.

Contact Itchy Bitsi at 514-652-1611 or visit their website at