Lice Summer Camp. Lice lay tiny eggs in the scalps of children. The tiny eggs are called nits and they take take 7 days to hatch and then go through 3 molts before they are old enough to lay more nits. If your child has lice nits in their hair, you need to comb the nits out. Lice shampoos don’t touch the nits. The nits are basically bulletproof and nothing gets rid of nits. So pesticide lice treatments are not able to kill nits.
Lice Summer Camp. Humans have been trying to get rid of lice nits and head lice for thousands of years. These pesky buggers have managed to survive and thrive despite everything humans have thrown at them.
Lice Summer Camp. Will we ever get completely rid of head lice once and for all? It is doubtful. Meanwhile guess what? There is good news about head lice. They are not in your house so you can stop vacuuming. They are not in your linens or clothes, so you can stop laundering. And lastly (and perhaps most importantly) head lice are not lurking in your child’s stuffed animals. So please, stop traumatizing your child and let the poor stuffed animals out of the bags!
Lice Summer Camp. The only way to get rid of nits is to comb through the hair with a good metal nit comb. This strips the nits off of the hair shaft and once a nit is off of the hair shaft it is no longer viable. The OMG Lice Comb is the best lice comb money can buy.
Want help combing the nits out of your child’s hair? At NitWits in Belmont. we can do the lice and nit removal for you! NitWits cares about what you put on your kid’s scalp and what washes down the drain into the wastewater stream. We use no chemicals or pesticides and our ingredients are organic, safe and non-toxic. NitWits is Local, Trusted, and Voted Best of Boston since 2004!