We Will Outwit Your Nits

Lice Treatment Removal Information in Boston Area

lice nit Welcome to a lice-free world

20 March

lice nit. Head lice nits have been discovered in mummies from Chile that are 6,000 years old. It is probable that head lice have been traveling with humans for tens of thousands of years. Perhaps we have not been willing transportation for the obligate successful human parasite known as head lice, but we have provided transportation, food and habitat to these critters for as long as we have been standing upright.

lice nit. Take a look at the photo here. The large specks are lice and the small specks are nits. Nits are the eggs of head lice. Nits are always the same size and shape. Nits hatch in about 6 days. After they hatch they are little tiny baby nymphs and they need a blood meal right away. They need frequent blood meals and they need to stay warm. For this reason lice nymphs stay very close to the scalp where it is nice and warm.

Rid or Nix, which one should I use? No. Do not use rid or Nix as a head lice removal treatment. Why? Because rid or nix do nothing to kill the lice eggs, and the bugs have developed resistance to these pesticides.  Once you rinse out rid or nix the healthy eggs(nits) are still there and waiting to hatch. Even if you follow the rid or nix instructions and reapply the pesticide shampoo 7-10 days later, that might only kill a small percentage of the hatched bugs.  The next day the next batch of nits will hatch and those bugs will be fine.

If my daughter swims in a chlorine pool every day does that protect her from catching head lice? Actually no, chlorine pools do not serve as a head lice treatment or preventative! Head Lice are waterproof and their eggs are also waterproof. The best head lice removal treatment involves mechanical removal of lice and nits with a nit comb. Don’t feel like doing it yourself? Call us at NitWits. We’ll do it for you!

lice nit. Is head lice an epidemic? A public health crisis? A cleanliness issue? Actually no, head lice today has nothing to do with public health, cleanliness or epidemics. Those descriptions all pertain to Body Lice, a genetically distinct (different DNA) insect from Head Lice. Myths abound about head lice removal treatment. To learn more about the annoying, but harmless, successful human parasite called head lice, come on over to Nitwits in Belmont. “We will Outwit Your Nits” in no time and return you to sanity! www.liceinfo.net

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