What are the symptoms of head lice?
An itchy scalp.
A tickling feeling of something moving on the scalp or through the hair.
You may see red bite marks on the scalp or red rash on the back of neck. Some individuals exhibit no symptoms at all.
What are nits and what do they look like?
Nits (louse eggs) are very small, about the size of a sesame seed. They are laid by the adult female and are attached at an angle to the base of the hair shaft, with a very strong glue. They are yellowish, tan or coffee covered ovals, ususally found on the crown of the head, around the ears, and near the nape of the neck. Nits take about 7 to 10 days to hatch.
How can I tell if it’s a nit?
Nits are glued to the hair and will be difficult to remove.
Can lice jump or fly?
Contrary to popular belief, lice cannot fly or jump. They do not have wings. Lice are crawling insects. The only way to get head lice is through close contact or sharing clothing or hats from an individual who has it.
Why pesticides shampoos don’t work!
Rid and other lice shampoos only kill adult lice and adolescent nymphs. These shampoos work by attacking the bug’s central nervous system. Because baby lice or “nymphs” have not yet developed a central nervous system, they can not be killed. In addition, lice shampoos do not kill lice eggs or “nits”. So while you may kill the adult bugs, their eggs will remain, only to hatch a few days later starting the cycle all over again. This is why lice is so hard to eliminate!
Lice shampoos contain toxic chemicals which can enter your system through the skin on your scalp. In addition to the possible dangers of pesticide shampoos, many adult lice have become resistant to these chemicals. So in many cases, the shampoos are completely useless.
Our 'Later Lice! All Natural Mousse works by breaking down the exoskeletons of the lice. It also helps to loosen the nit glue, making nit removal easier. Lice cannot become resistant to our product because it is made from the same enzymes that occur naturally in lice.
What do I need to do in order to get rid of lice in my home?
Lice are NOT living in your home! Nits (eggs) need the warmth of your scalp and a food supply (your blood) in order to hatch and survive. Lice want to be in your head. If a louse falls off, it's by accident and will die shortly thereafter.
Wash all bedding and vacuum as your normally would. We recommend changing pillow cases daily as an added precaution.
Call the "Lice Hot Line" at 877-237-LICE for a FREE consultation, or to make an appointment at our comfortable salon in Melville.
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