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Rid Nits from Your Life. NitWits is Here For You!

16 October

Rid nits for once and for all from you family. Wondering about signs of lice in hair? Not sure if you are checking lice correctly? How exactly does a stressed out parent find lice eggs in hair? Rid nits. Did you know that Humans share their homes with hundreds of species of flies, spiders, beetles, lice and other arthropods? […]

Head Lice 101 Top 3 Lice Myths Busted By NitWits

14 October

Head Lice 101. Top 3 Lice Myths. 1. Lice Jump 2. Lice Like Clean Hair 3. You can get Lice from a Couch.  Actually none of these lice myths are true. 1. Do Lice Jump? No lice do not have hind legs and therefore cannot jump. 2. Do lice like clean hair? Actually lice don’t […]

Head Lice Look Like Dandruff? Top 3 Lice Myths

12 October

Head lice look like dandruff? Top 3 lice myths. Lice Myth #1 Lice only like clean hair. In fact we see kids with lice with clean hair, dirty hair, hair that gets washed once a day and hair that gets washed once a month! First of all Head lice are happy in any and all […]

Baby Head Lice Bugging You? Welcome to a Lice-Free World!

27 September
Kill Lice Nits Today

Baby head lice are known as nymphs. Nymphs are delicate and fragile and share several similarities with premature human babies. For example baby head lice nymphs need to maintain a constant body temperature and frequent meals to survive, just like preemies. The ideal lice nymph body temperature mirrors that of the scalp of an elementary […]

Yikes Lice! Top 4 signs you have Mom Lice Stress.

20 September

Yikes Lice! Life as a parent is stressful enough without the addition of a head lice infestation in your family. When the lice letter comes home from the school nurse it is often the last straw that can put you over the edge. Yes folks you have a classic case of Mom Lice Stress! What […]

Live Lice Look Like Bugs. Learn More at NitWits Today!

24 August

Live Lice Look Like. Yes folks there are plenty of live lice and nits around the Boston area this summer. Also do you know what they look like? First of all nits look like little sesame seeds. In addition nits are always the same size and shape and are always laid within 1/8th of an […]

Head Bugs or Bed Bugs. Which do you Have?

17 August
Medication Prescription Lice

Head Bugs or Bed Bugs that is the question. Many parents spend tremendous effort and time on trying to sanitize their homes. However, all of the vacuuming and laundering would only be necessary if you had Bed Bugs in your house. If your child has head lice it is a totally different story! You can […]

Head lice incubation period. End your lice nightmare now!

11 August

Head lice incubation period. First of all Head Lice Stigma creates a great deal of fear in parents. As a result Head Lice are a poorly misunderstood human parasite. In contrast to humans, 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 […]

Home Treatment Lice. NitWits to the Rescue!

09 August

Home Treatment Lice . Your child will be exposed to head lice many times between the ages of 2-15 and schools are not a high risk area for head lice transmission. Your child is more likely to contract head lice at a family party, playdate or sleepover, than at school. Do not get freaked out about head lice […]

Where lice come from. Want to be Lice-Free Today?

27 June

Where lice come from?  It is estimated that head lice have been traveling with humans for at least 170,000 years. 170,000 years ago body lice evolved from head lice after humans lost all of their body hair and started to wear clothing. Furthermore it is thought that humans did not wear clothing for about 100,000 years […]