About Us

Just Nitpickin' was conceived soon after lice showed up unannounced and unwelcomed for an extended stay with our family. Before you knew it…neighbors, friends, cousins were ALL infected! Panic set in…play dates were cancelled! Not to mention the fact that some pesticide-based shampoos were used on children’s heads. It was amazing the amount of mis-information we heard and how horrified everyone felt.

That’s when Phyllis Van Hook, founder, decided there had to be a better way, and there is! She researched and found the Shepherd Method™ a strand by strand nit removal method. It is the most effective and thorough way to eliminate head lice using non-toxic products. She is one of the only highly trained and CERTIFIED lice removal experts in New Jersey and offers in-home services throughout the Central New Jersey area.  Serving Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex & Hunterdon Counties.

Let’s face it - lice freak us out. We understand what you and your child are going through, because we are parents and have been there ourselves! We provide gentle and supportive help and guidance for you and your family.

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