What are Nits and Lice? September 3, 2014

Head lice (scientific name Pediculus capitis) are parasitic insects that feed on human blood, cause itching from their bites but they do not carry disease. Lice can cause bacterial infections only when a bite is scratched with a dirty finger. The plural of louse is lice, a nit is the egg and a nymph is […] Read more

Why does my child (or I) have them? September 3, 2014

Head lice enjoy a clean environment, so don’t assume you’re dirty if you or your child contract them. It’s possible for anyone to get head lice. Head lice are transferred from person-to-person by hair-to-hair or head to head contact. The lice do not jump, fly or swim. Lice walk from one hair to another. Head […] Read more

The LifeCycle of Nits and Lice September 3, 2014

It can take as long as 2 to 3 weeks or longer for a person to notice the presence of the lice or nits. Lice live for around a month and can lay up to 300 nits in their lives or 3 to 12 per day once they find a host. The eggs take from 7 […] Read more

Natural Methods September 3, 2014

Do they work? There are all sorts of ideas in circulation of how to rid lice and nits naturally. The suffocation method is one of them. Products such as mayonnaise and olive oil are applied to the head, attempting to suffocate the lice to kill them. Lice breathe through seven breathing holes which would all […] Read more