25 07, 2017

Why Lice Should Scare You

By | July 25th, 2017|

A louse can hold its breath for up to 8 hours. If that fact is not scary enough, then here are a few more reasons why it would make sense that these little pests would make the hair on the back of your stand up, especially the hair strand that lice loves to attached their [...]

25 07, 2017

Afro Lice

By | July 25th, 2017|

In the Afro -haired community, there has been an accepted misconception that tightly textured hair does not provide an environment lice is able to live in. The truth is, people of all hair types can suffer from head lice, even people with natural or textured hair. With that said, you do not have to be [...]

24 07, 2017

Could shaving your head be the best treatment for eliminating lice?

By | July 24th, 2017|

There are many reasons that people lose their hair. Some people are naturally bald, others shave their head because of personal preference or an acting role, and yet others lose hair because of a medical condition. Regardless of the reason, a scalp without hair cannot support head lice. It will instantly eliminate head lice. If the scalp [...]

24 07, 2017

Lifespan of lice

By | July 24th, 2017|

The life cycle of a louse begins as an egg, also called a nit. The nit is a whitish-yellow speck that is about 1 millimeter in length. It attaches itself firmly to an individual hair strand close to the scalp. After 7 to 10 days, the nit hatches and becomes what is known as a [...]

23 07, 2017

Nits

By | July 23rd, 2017|

Although It is difficult to see if the nits on the head are viable or dead, the color of the nits may help to indicate the viability. As a nit develops after being laid, the color of it darkens to a tan/ brown color. Once a nit has hatched, you would see a white nit. [...]

22 07, 2017

Lice in Schools

By | July 22nd, 2017|

Lice are most certainly not the type of guests you want in your home. They will not go away just because you desperately desire them to. In fact, if nothing is done, it is very likely that you, your partner or spouse, your children, your friends, and your friend’s friends will all eventually become infested [...]

21 07, 2017

Lice Facts You Need To Know

By | July 21st, 2017|

Itching is an allergic reaction to the louse’s saliva. Most people, around 60%, are not allergic and do not get the itching that is usually associated with having head lice. Recent studies are showing that lice are becoming increasingly resistant to the chemicals and pesticides commonly found in over the counter, as well as prescription, [...]

21 07, 2017

Types of Lice

By | July 21st, 2017|

All lice go through the same stages. There is the nit or egg stage, the three nymphal stages, and also the adult stage. Although the three types of lice that are found in humans are each different species, hair lice cannot live or lay their eggs anywhere but on hair strands, body lice lay their [...]

20 07, 2017

Oil Kill or Oil Don’t?

By | July 20th, 2017|

Although the nit shell is impenetrable, covering the nits and lice for long enough will suffocate them. Studies have shown that within six hours, lice were not able to breathe when they were lathered in oil. Nits will survive longer, by far, being submerged under oil, so to properly treat an infestation the nits still [...]

20 07, 2017

Lice Treatments

By | July 20th, 2017|

Along with pesticides, which no longer work in most of the U.S., and home remedies, there are over the counter lotion treatments that contain a percentage of dimethicone (a type of silicone). No matter which treatment you choose to perform, the infestation in the household will only subside if every person living in the house [...]