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Lice Bugs Bugging You Can’t Sleep Anymore

10 September

Lice Bugs Bugging you? Did you know that Humans share their homes with hundreds of species of flies, spiders, beetles, lice and other arthropods? This US  study reports that there were more than 100 species of arthropods per house. “Basically, we are all are living with lice” said Michelle Trautwein, an entomologist at the California Academy of Sciences .  Although she […]

Live Lice Eggs. What’s a Mom to Do? NitWits to the Rescue!

13 November
live lice eggs

Live lice eggs. Parents find themselves head scratching wondering if the specks they see in their child’s hair are actually lice. In addition parents also wonder if the lice eggs they see are live lice eggs or dead lice eggs. Parents ask us at NitWits every day what do nits look like?  First of all […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lice People. Lice Crisis? NitWits For Peace of Mind.

17 September

Lice People. People who take care of your lice problem before it does you in! First of all most parents aren’t sure about lice symptoms. Also parents don’t know how to remove lice nits.  In addition parents wish they could kill lice naturally. Furthermore parents feel uncomfortable using lice chemicals on their kids. Lice People. Could […]

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 […]

Big Comfy Lice? Not it my house! Call NitWits Stat!!

15 August

Big Comfy Lice. Are head lice getting just a little too comfy living in your child’s hair? How do you even know if your child has head lice if you can’t see anything in her or his hair? What if a hair falls off the scalp and the nit hatches on the floor? Big Comfy […]

Lice Summer Camp. NitWits to the Rescue Today!

22 July

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 […]

Home Nit Treatment NitWits Boston’s Premier Lice Service

07 July

Home Nit Treatment. Your child will be exposed to head lice many times between the ages of 2-15 at summer camp this year.  Your child can also contract head lice at a family reunion, playdate or sleepover, in addition to summer camp. Do not get freaked out about head lice and head lice are totally harmless. Home […]