Check Lice Today. We often hear “Why is it so hard to tell if my child has lice?”. First of all Head Lice have had centuries to develop excellent camouflage. Secondly Lice have also developed ways to camouflage their eggs. Parents tell us: “The School Nurse won’t let my child back in school if she has nits.”. What’s a parent to do? For the Past 13 years the Professional Lice Practitioners at NitWits in Belmont have been finding those lice and lice eggs and removing them quickly and easily for the best price in town.
Check Lice Today. How come head lice are so hard to see? My school nurse told me that she has been a school nurse for 7 years and she’s never seen a live louse. She’s certainly seen plenty of nits in her time, but no lice. It turns out that lice are masters of deceit. For millennia, lice have honed their ability to evade detection by the human eye.
Check Lice Today. What are the top two modes of camouflage that lice use to evade detection by the human eye? The first is an invisibility cloak, used throughout nature to hide from predators. That’s right, head lice are totally transparent, much like clear jellyfish. Lice only turn brown when they start to die. In the photograph below you can see a blood meal in the intestines of the louse. The intestines are usually the only thing visible in a live louse, the rest of the louse body is see-through. So when you are looking through the hair for live bugs you are very unlikely to ever see one, unless your child has had head lice for 4 months or longer. At Lice Treatment Boston, we will tell you how long your child has had lice.
Check Lice Today. The second mode of camouflage that lice use is for their eggs. When an adult pregnant female louse lays an egg, or a nit, on the hair shaft, she does not want that nit to be removed until it hatches successfully. As a result, the best way to prevent nits from being removed is to make them invisible as well. Especially relevant, one of the best invisibility strategies used by insects in nature is iridescence. Female lice lay eggs that have an iridescent coating on the outer surface of the nit shell casing. The iridescence means you may not see the nit because it is able to reflect light in ways that make it invisible to the human eye. For the Best of Boston Lice Removal Treatment Clinic, check out NitWits and see why parents are raving about us!