Head Lice Treatment Center
Facts About Lice and Nits
- A nit shell is clear. Not like a dairy egg that you can't see through. If the egg is dark and solid, you are looking at the bug inside the egg. If the egg is clear, cream color or white, it is empty or the louse has died off
- Head lice have been tracked all the way back to the Egyptian times. It's true... Nits and Head lice remains have been found in the hairs of mummies.
- A Louse can lay 6 to 10 nits a day.
- It takes 7 to 10 days for a nit to hatch.
- After a nit hatches, it takes another 7 to 10 days to mature.
- Once a louse is mature, a female louse needs to mate one time with a male louse. After she mates, she can continue to lay nits for the rest of her life span which is about 30 days.
- Itching from head lice is an allergic reaction due to the saliva from the bite of the louse.
- 60% of people do not itch from head lice.
- Head lice need human blood to survive.
- A louse can only survive 24 to 48 hours off the head, after that it will dehydrate and die.
- Dogs, cats and others animals do not get head lice or carry head lice.
- Head lice can not jump and they can not fly! But, they do crawl from hair to hair... they trapeze!
- We do not get nits from each other, we get the actual bug from one another.
- Head lice actually glue their nits to our hair; a nit cannot just fall out our hair.
- It is possible, if we shed a hair that still has a viable not glued to the shaft; that it will hatch in the home. Cleaning is essential in order to get rid of head lice.
- Lice do not borough, they are what we call a topical bug.
- Head lice do not fest in your home like cockroaches, flees or mice.
- A louse can hold its breath for up to 8 hours.
- Head lice do not carry or transmit diseases; good hand washing is very important, if you are itching from the bite, you don't want to get a secondary infection.
Phone: (586) 323-6080