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Where does Head Lice Originate From?

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Where does Head Lice Originate From? Head Lice have evolved right along side we humans. We have had lice ever since we were prehistoric humans. Like other successful parasites, head lice are able to evolve quickly to adapt to changing conditions. This is why they quickly become resistant to pesticide head lice removal treatments. Hey, you have to give these bugs credit, they have travelled over thousands of years only living on human scalps! Once you understand the natural history of head lice, the life-cycle and how they survive, you have the key to eradicating them successfully and safely. People get head lice and body lice confused often. Body lice were a big problem 100 years ago during WWI as they carried Typhus. Your child does not have body lice. Body lice evolved from head lice when humans started wearing clothing. Body lice lay eggs in clothing and dislike the warm temperature of the human scalp. Whereas head lice lay their eggs on the human hair shaft within 1/8 inch of the scalp and love how toasty and warm the human scalp is. Confusion between these two parasites leads parents to choose the wrong head lice removal treatment, thereby giving head lice more time to create successful colonies on their children’s scalps. Our NitWits clients love us because we focus on education. Knowledge is Power! Call us if you want to learn more. 617-816-9487

Where does Head Lice Originate From?

Where does Head Lice Originate From?

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