Lice natural remedies. Lice are resistant to currently available pesticides, leaving parents searching for lice treatments that don’t contain pesticides. Luckily parents in the Boston area can relax and call NitWits, Boston’s Premier Lice Treatment Service. You can stop by our office and pick up and OMG Lice Comb, or give us a call and we can get you a same day appointment.
Lice natural remedies. Did you know that you can treat lice at home with pesticide-free everyday household products? Olive oil is very effective at smothering and killing lice. In fact you can use any kind of vegetable oil, but we prefer to use olive oil for head lice removal because Olive oil has a higher level of viscosity. The higher level of viscosity allows the olive oil to stay lodged in the hair rather than just dripping off of the hair.
Olive oil works really well in the treatment of head lice. And the best part about olive oil as an effective head lice removal treatment? It is completely safe and non-toxic. Head Lice breath through little tubes in their outer shells called spiracles. You can clog their breathing tubes using olive oil. This is one of the reasons that olive oil is an effective head lice treatment.
What is the difference between olive oil, pesticide lice shampoos and combing with a metal nit comb? Olive oil is useful in treating lice because the lice breath through tubules in their shells called spiracles. Olive oil clogs the spiracles depriving the lice of oxygen which smothers them. Pesticide lice shampoos were effective when they were first introduced over ten years ago. Now, however lice have developed resistance to the pesticides in the shampoos, rendering them ineffective. Combing with a good metal nit comb is effective because it can strip the lice eggs (nits) off of the hair shaft. Pesticide shampoos do nothing to kill nits.