Louse Eggs. Nits keep coming back week after week? Does it seem like your child’s head lice never goes away? In fact you have just never gotten all of the nits out of the hair. Getting the nits out is manageable, but it takes time. If you want to be sure you are getting the best head lice experts in town, you want to be sure you are calling NitWits in Belmont. NitWits has been voted Best of Boston 12 years running!
Louse Eggs. The NitWits difference. What makes Nitwits “Best in Class” and why are we a cut above other services? You have undoubtably heard about NitWits outstanding service and reliability from your Pediatrician or your friends. Parents love our education-focused sessions. Not only do we get rid of lice and nits for everyone in your family, but we also teach you everything you need to know about preventing the recurrence of head lice.
Louse Eggs. We teach you about head lice stigma, head lice transmission, and head lice diagnosis. Does your child seem to be getting lice over and over again? Do your find that every time you treat her the lice seem to go away, then a month later, they are back? What are you missing here? If you don’t remove every single last nit (louse egg), then the head lice colony will start up all over again. Pesticide shampoos are not effective in the treatment of head lice any longer. Pesticide resistant head lice have been found here in Massachusetts in 2016. For effective lice treatment you must comb with a good metal nit comb to get all the nits out.
Do other primates have the same kind of lice as humans? No other primates do get lice, but it is genetically different from human lice. In the photo below the baboons are actually picking out the lice, but not the nits. This kind of social grooming in primates is part of the social dominance hierarchy which reinforces social bonds and rank.