Head lice olive oil. Lice Myth #1: All you need is Olive Oil. Well, not exactly. First of all lice breathe through little tiny tubes that allow the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Secondly these little tubes, or tubules, are in the exterior shell of the head louse and they are called spiracles. Lastly Lice can open and close the spiracles to prevent substances besides air from entering the shell. However olive oil will eventually makes it’s way into the spiracles and start to suffocate the louse. But to get to the bottom of your head lice problem you need to mechanically remove all of the lice eggs. If you don’t remove all of the lice eggs, the eggs will start to hatch and repopulate the lice colony again.
Head lice olive oil. Lice Myth #2: Head lice can jump. No they can’t because they don’t have hind legs to jump. The photos here show a grasshopper and a katydid. Grasshoppers and katydids can not only jump, but also fly! Olive oil has a higher viscosity than other types of cooking oil so it stays in the hair longer, as opposed to dripping out of the hair.
Head lice olive oil. Lice Myth #3: OTC Lice Treatments are effective. Actually No! Pesticides can’t kill lice anymore. Therefore parents are now left with the prospect of trying to figure out how to handle super lice. Most parents find this daunting. In an age where multitasking Moms barely have time to comb their kid’s hair, head lice can put you right over the edge.
Head lice olive oil. The OMG Nit-Free Terminator Lice Comb mechanically removes nits. The OMG Comb combs out all the nits and lice in your child’s hair without the use of pesticides. Need help doing the comb-outs? NitWits. Call and come and see us today! You will sleep like a baby tonight! You deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have been treated by Boston’s Premier Lice Treatment Service