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Incubation Period Head Lice. Are You Prepared for Lice?

15 May

Incubation Period Head Lice. First of all Head Lice Stigma creates a lot of panic in parents. As a result Head Lice are a poorly misunderstood human parasites. In contrast to humans, other primates have their own parasites that are similar to, but genetically different from, human head lice. Baboons engage in something called social grooming which establishes dominance in the baboon hierarchical social system. Although we humans find the process of combing our children’s hair relaxing, this is not often the case when our children have head lice!

Incubation Period Head Lice.

• Head Lice: entire life cycle on the scalp of human host.

• Head lice itching is rare.

• Hence you are unlikely to be aware that a lice infestation is happening until your child has had head lice for 2-4 months.

• Parents often seek out Professional head lice treatment to assist them in the removal of the lice and eggs.

Head Lice Treatment Experts in Boston use the OMG lice comb to mechanically remove the eggs from the hair shaft.

• Lice combing is an effective way to eradicate head lice.

Incubation Period Head Lice. First of all a female head louse attaches her eggs (called nits) to the hair shaft with a strong glue-like substance. Inside the nit is the early first nymph, which is folded into a small pear-like shape. Then the first nits hatch out of the eggs as first lice nymphs in 7 days. 4 days later the first nymphs will molt their skins, becoming second nymphs. Finally 3 days after that they become third nymphs which then metamorphose into adult head lice. The entire cycle from just-laid nit to adult is completed in 17 days.

Incubation Period Head Lice. Lice at any stage will die in a short time if they fall off of the host. In addition lice eggs cannot hatch at all if they fall off the host. Especially relevant, skin temperature is a critical factor in the hatching of eggs. Also higher temperatures may allow more rapid incubation of the developing eggs. As a result this may account for the observation that populations of lice reproduce more rapidly in the summer months. Furthermore some lice prefer the warmer scalp location temperatures of the nape of the neck and behind the ears.

Now known as Drug-Resistant Super Lice, human head lice have developed resistance to pesticides. Most noteworthy, this had led parents and schools to question “No-Nit” policies. “No-Nit” policies keep children with head lice out of school. The CDC recommends against “No-Nit” Policies, saying kids should remain in school with lice.  Lice Treatment Boston Professionals NitWits can help educate your school community about head lice best practices, providing parents and staff with much needed peace of mind.
Incubation Period Head Lice

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