Lice Incubation Period. Head lice life cycle takes 30 days. During those 30 days the louse spends 7 days in the egg shell or nit, then 10 days as an immature nymph going through 3 molts. Then 13 days laying eggs at 6 eggs per day. OK so let’s do the math on the incubation. Being exposed to lice means that an adult pregnant female finds her way from antoehr scalp to your scalp. Once she gets onto your scalp she scouts around for a couple of days to find the best location on your scalp to start the lice colony (Hint, it needs to be nice and warm and humid). Then she starts laying eggs at the rate of 6 eggs a day. After a week the first eggs start to hatch. It will be a full 10 days before these newly hatched babies mature to the point where they can begin laying eggs themselves.
Lice Incubation Period. The only way to get nits out of hair is mechanical removal. You can try to pick every nit out of the hair, but due to the unique camouflage of the head lice and their nits, it is very difficult to actually see every nit. Nits are bulletproof, and are impervious to chemical or pesticide shampoos.
Lice Incubation Period. Combing with the OMG Nit-Free Terminator Lice Comb is much more effective than nitpicking. The OMG Lice Comb strips the nits off of the hair shaft and renders them not-viable. Once the nit is off the hair shaft it can no longer survive. Removed from the perfect temperature for incubation, a nit stops maturing and dies.
Lice Incubation Period. Parents wish there was a magic bullet to treat lice, but it actually takes a bit of work to effectively treat lice. No, I’m not talking about vacuuming the house and laundering all of the sheets and towels, these measures are not necessary with head lice. Housework and cleaning is a huge waste of your time. Extra time is the last thing parents have. Focus your valuable time on combing out the hair with a good metal nit comb such as the OMG comb.
Lice Incubation Period