About Us

About The Lice Professional

lice professional

Karen Vaughn is the founder and owner of Nitty Bitty Critter Head Lice Removal Service and a head lice professional.

After dedicating 20-plus years to her career as a successful registered electrologist in the State of Massachusetts, Karen felt it was time for a change. When her friends’ children were afflicted with the buggers she was surprised to find that they had called on a service for treatment. Karen’s curiosity led her to the teachings of Katie Shepherd, and subsequently to the Shepherd Institute where she received her training and certification in the Shepherd Method. As a head lice professional she is committed to providing practical, safe, effective treatment for her clients. Her mission is to expand awareness and help diminish the stigma of head lice.

Karen is also determined to build rapport with family organizations, health care professionals and agencies that provide for the well-being of our young people. She has acquired vendor status under the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. Her desire is to be of assistance to schools, healthcare professionals, and family organizations in separating fact from myth regarding the head lice issue.

See Nitty Bitty Critters Services

We happily provide in-home head lice removal services in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire

In Massachusetts:

  • Acton
  • Amesbury
  • Andover
  • Arlington
  • Bedford
  • Belmont
  • Beverly
  • Billerica
  • Byfield
  • Boston
  • Boxford
  • Brockton
  • Brookline
  • Burlington
  • Cambridge
  • Canton
  • Carlisle
  • Carver
  • Chelmsford
  • Concord
  • Danvers
  • Dover
  • Dracut
  • Essex
  • Everett
  • Framingham
  • Franklin
  • Georgetown
  • Gloucester
  • Groveland
  • Hamilton
  • Hathorne
  • Haverhill
  • Ipswich
  • Lexington
  • Lynnfield
  • Manchester
  • Marblehead
  • Marlborough
  • Melrose
  • Merrimac
  • Methuen
  • Middleton
  • Newbury
  • Newburyport
  • North Andover
  • North Billerica
  • North Reading
  • Peabody
  • Pinehurst
  • Prides Crossing
  • Rowley
  • Salem
  • Salisbury
  • Saugus
  • South Hamilton
  • Sudbury
  • Tewksbury
  • Topsfield
  • Wakefield
  • Waltham
  • Wayland
  • Wenham
  • West Newbury
  • West Peabody
  • Wilmington
  • Winchester
  • Winthrop
  • Worcester
  • Cape Cod
  • North Shore
  • South Shore

In New Hampshire:

  • Seacoast Region
  • Souhegan Valley
  • Amherst
  • Atkinson
  • Auburn
  • Barrington
  • Bedford
  • Brentwood
  • Candia
  • Chester
  • Danville
  • Deerfield
  • Derry
  • Dover
  • Durham
  • East Candia
  • East Derry
  • East Hampstead
  • East Kingston
  • Epping
  • Exeter
  • Fremont
  • Greenland
  • Hampstead
  • Hampton
  • Hampton Falls
  • Hollis
  • Hudson
  • Kingston
  • Litchfield
  • Londonderry
  • Manchester
  • Nashua
  • Newcastle
  • Newfields
  • Newmarket
  • Newton
  • Nottingham
  • Pelham
  • Plaistow
  • Portsmouth
  • Raymond
  • Rollinsford
  • Rye
  • Rye Beach
  • Salem
  • Sandown
  • Seabrook
  • Stratham
  • West Nottingham
  • Windham

Certified In:

The Shepherd Method
Learn more at www.shepherdinstitute.com

“”The Shepherd Method” is a time tested and proven “effective” means of treating once and monitoring afterwards. While combing is a vital tool within our process, it is the methodical approach that ensures all hair has been examined and all lice and nits removed. It also builds in several safety checks ensuring that when clients leave our facility we have done everything possible to ensure they are lice and nit free.

Furthermore, the Shepherd Method is based on a treat once and treat right mentality that eliminates the need for multiple treatments, as well as the needless treatments of those without head lice.

Ms. Shepherd’s philosophy is “If you can afford to treat your child and I can afford to treat my child, but the child that sits between ours cannot afford treatment, then none of our children are safe! We must have help for all children and every child deserves the same chance in life.”