21 11, 2017

Lice Nymphs, Not the Enchanting Kind

By | November 21st, 2017|

Once the eggs of lice have hatched, they typically referred to as nymphs, an immature form of the parasite that is grayish tan in color. Nymphs cannot lay eggs, as they have not yet sexually mature. After nine to 12 days the nymphs mature into full-fledged adults with the average size of about 3 millimeters, [...]

20 11, 2017

On the First day of School, My Kid’s Friends Sent to Me…

By | November 20th, 2017|

Nits in my kid’s hair On the fifth day of school My kid's friends sent to me: 2 little nymphs and nits in my kid’s hair On the 11th day of school my kid’s friends sent to me: Three more lice Two nymphs and nits in my kid’s hair On the 14th day of school [...]

17 11, 2017

Dangers of Lice

By | November 17th, 2017|

They cause aggressive itching of the scalp, they can cause some unnecessarily serious infections, yet they are not known to lead to any lethal disease and they are incredibly annoying. We call them head lice. They are parasites that live on the head of humans and feed on their scalp. It certainly is more of [...]

15 11, 2017

Is that Lice?

By | November 15th, 2017|

As a parent, you will have to distinguish an itchy scalp from an itchy scalp caused by lice. It is easy to confuse dandruff for nits. Let’s take a look at how to notice differences among the two. Apply water to your child’s hair and separate the hair into a few parts. Find a comb [...]

14 11, 2017

Dandruff or Lice?

By | November 14th, 2017|

Dandruff has plagued humans all over the world for millions of years. It is so common for people to have dry and flaky scalps that you would have thought everyone has it. While lice, on the other hand, is a much bigger issue, not just to have but to get rid of as well. Not [...]

10 11, 2017

3 Helpful Lice Tips

By | November 10th, 2017|

PUT STUFFED ANIMALS IN A BAG Since lice cannot survive without human blood, this is unnecessary. Experts highly recommend bagging items such as stuffed animals for a number of weeks to help bring infestations under wraps, literally. You can also put bed linens, pillows, blankets and other items in a dryer for 30 minutes. Additionally, [...]

9 11, 2017

Super Lice, Minus the Cape

By | November 9th, 2017|

People are scared about the bugs that may be in their kid's hair. But what’s scarier? Super lice. These pests, that live among hair, are resistant to the products found at the pharmacy, which are used to kill them. These super lice are everywhere. Some might think that lice just became resistant to the insecticides [...]

8 11, 2017

Post-Lice Home Cleaning

By | November 8th, 2017|

After a much irritating and unfortunate lice infestation, cleaning the house is one of the most important and forgotten action steps to preventing another lice infestation. The very first step of prevention is making sure there are no lice present on the individuals currently living in the home. Outlined below are a few lice cleaning [...]

7 11, 2017

Don’t wait or hesitate to check for lice!

By | November 7th, 2017|

Have your children been around anyone that had head lice? Don’t waste a second by avoiding checking the the hair for bugs or nits. Lice may be in the hair at present if you had an infestation case soon ago. Up to ten eggs (nits) a day are being laid by lice. The longer the [...]

6 11, 2017

What is the preferred environment for Lice? Clean hair or dirty hair?

By | November 6th, 2017|

You might have heard the myth that head lice prefer dirty hair over clean hair. This myth is completely FALSE. In clean hair, lice have a much easier time feeding and laying their eggs. Dirty hair has different oils and dirt making it very difficult for lice to attach the eggs to the hair follicles. [...]