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What Do Head Lice Look Like

What Do Lice Look Like?

Why Lice Are Best Avoided

Worrying about what problems can befall your kids is a full-time job for a parent like yourself. Some of these problems are more serious than others, but head lice is one that you should at least be aware of and knowledgeable about.

Luckily, lice do not transmit disease, but they’re still quite an annoyance. Since they feed off blood under your scalp, they effectively have to bite into your or your child’s skin to feed. Some will be allergic to this bite, and this can cause red, itchy bumps. Scratching them can even lead to open sores and a possible skin infection.

Insights Into Lice Detection and Prevention

As far as spotting lice is concerned, they’ll look different depending on whether they are in their nit, nymph, or louse growth stage. A louse, or lice in the plural form, starts out as an egg, and these are called nits. These are hard to spot because they are very tiny and can be grayish, tan or brown in color. They’re affixed to the root of a hair shaft by a louse, and they’re very hard to remove.

Right after hatching, and for 9 to 12 days afterward, they are nymphs. After this time, they are fully grown lice. They use their six legs to grasp onto hair shafts and, unfortunately, to crawl from one child’s head of hair to another. While direct head-to-head contact is their primary method of spreading, your kid can also pick them up if they put on a scarf, hat or helmet belonging to someone who is infested.

The above information provides some useful avenues of advice to try to avoid the problem of head lice. For starters, tell your kids not to touch their hair to that of other kids, which they’re prone to do when bunching together for a selfie or in a huddle at a football game. Additionally, you should make certain they have their own sports clothing including, especially, any required headgear.

Solving This Annoying Problem

If you’re lucky enough to live in or near Mercer County, you’ll be relieved to know there is a head lice removal company near you that has an effective lice treatment for any infested family members. At Lice Lifters of Mercer County, our friendly, certified lice technicians utilize safe, all-natural, non-toxic products and techniques to quickly, affordably and permanently remove this problem from your infested loved ones.

Please contact our head lice removal company to set up an appointment if you believe any members of your family have lice. Our lice treatment eliminates this scourge as nits and in the nymph and louse stages of growth, and it accomplishes this in one trip, so you are free to get back to your life without these annoying pests.

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