Can I tell I have nits by looking? October 15, 2018

I hear it all the time, ‘I’ve had a good look’… When you first get head lice, you won’t see anything by looking… When someone first ‘gets head lice’, they’re only ‘getting one louse’. This louse has been passed on from someone with a current head lice infestation or left behind on a shared brush […] Read more

Could head lice be effecting my child’s sleep? September 18, 2014

Children can often be very slow in recognising they have head lice. Its not until someone notices the constant scratching and investigates a little further that the head lice situation is realised! Up until this point, the child can be scratching subconsciously for weeks without anyone noticing. This scratching doesn’t finish in their sleep – […] Read more

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

The Life Cycle 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 head lice or nits. Lice live for around a month and can lay up to 130 nits in their lifetime or 4 to 8 per day once they reach maturity. The eggs take around 7 days […] Read more