Nitorious B.U.G. - Lice Treatment

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What are head lice?

Head lice are tiny six-legged blood-sucking parasites. Each leg is equipped with a claw, enabling the lice to grasp onto the shaft of hair. They can vary in color from grayish white to reddish brown. Head lice, like chameleons, have the ability to adapt to their environment. The female louse lays her eggs by gluing them to your hair shafts. She will produce approximately 200 eggs in her lifetime. Eggs, or nits as they’re commonly called, generally hatch in 7 to 10 days. Once hatched, they have a life expectancy of approximately 30 days.

Lice are wingless and cannot jump or fly. They can, however, move with amazing speeds.

They depend on human blood for survival. A louse separated from its human host will rarely survive more than 24 hours.

How are lice transmitted?
In almost all cases, lice are transmitted from one human host to another, brought about mainly as a result of head-to-head contact.  Head lice require a human host and cannot jump from person to person. 
Why did I get head lice?
Head lice are attracted to some people more than others. The reasons are not exactly clear, although it is known that blood type and RH factor can be a variable. What we do know is that it is not because a person is dirty. Head lice prefer clean hair since it is easier for the female to attach her eggs.
Do head lice cause infection or disease?
Head lice are merely a nuisance and not a health problem. A secondary infection could be caused from opening a sore from the persistant scratching.
What should I do if I find head lice?
If head lice are found then it needs immediate attention. The reproduction of head lice is an ongoing cycle. Every day that is allowed to go by is another day for the female to lay her eggs. More eggs result in more lice, which means more eggs. Removing head lice is a difficult process and very time consuming. It is well worth taking care of the problem now than let a full on infestation take place. Contact us for assistance!
My child has head lice, but I can't tell if I have it too.  What should I do?
If you have been able to identify your child with head lice then you can probably identify head lice in your own hair. Go to a mirror and take the hair from the back of your head, if you see eggs or lice bugs then you have head lice. If you are still not certain, contact us for a head check.  We will also check you for free if you bring you child in to Nitorious B.U.G. for treatment.