Treating nits! Feeling plagued by head lice in your home? Wondering if you have the same kinds of lice as other primates? Fear not. We humans have our very own lice that only like humans. In fact our scalps have their very own lice that only like human scalps. So when you see baboons picking nits, you do need not worry that you can catch lice from baboons!
Treating nits. First of all your dogs, cats, guinea pigs and hamsters cannot catch lice from you, nor can you get head lice from them. So it is time to relax and take a deep breath and remember that head lice are not that difficult to treat. You do not need to put chemicals on your child’s head to treat head lice. In addition recent studies have shown that pesticide lice shampoos are no longer effective in treating head lice infestations.
Treating nits. Parasites, by their nature tend to be obligate species. Obligate lice species such as, baboon lice, bird lice, and human head lice are all species of lice that are specially adapted to their specific habitat. Interestingly, human head lice have had thousands of years to learn how to survive and thrive on the human scalp. What does survive and thrive mean? Since the life cycle of the human head louse is only 30 days, lice need to assure that during that 30 day window, they lay as many eggs as possible. The eggs produce offspring that go forth to create satellite colonies. The spread of lice to other human scalps ensures the survival of the species. In addition head lice have been able to develop camouflage that makes them difficult to be seen by the human eye.
Treating nits. Furthermore being an obligate species means that, above all, lice need to be able to rapidly adapt to new environmental and habitat obstacles, such as pesticide lice treatments. Head lice have shown repeatedly that they can adapt to new pesticide threats. This is why head lice in the United States are thriving right now. To learn more give us a call here at NitWits . Boston’s only lice service with a professionally registered & licensed school nurse on staff. We will continue to educate you about head lice. Knowledge is Power!