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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 120-140 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 up to 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 nor fly 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 may actually 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. While lice are not a vector for spreading disease, a secondary infection may be caused by opening a sore with 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 tedious 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 head lice on your child, then you can probably identify head lice in your own hair.  It is a good idea to have a Terminator comb onhand even before you think you need it.  You can comb through your own hair to see if you have lice.  If you are still not certain, contact us for a head check.  We will also check you for free if your child receives treatment at Nitorious B.U.G. 

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