The Nitty Gritty on Nits

August 15, 2017

The Nitty Gritty on Nits

Lice Removal Services

The Nitty Gritty on Nits

August 15, 2017

“I recommend a lice removal shampoo for Jemma’s little lice problem. I used one on my child and it worked like a charm… all lice gone!”

Narrator: It did not work like a charm…

Lice are every parent’s nightmare. The blood, sweat, and tears lice bring upon people are all too familiar! However in their eagerness to remove the main culprit i.e. head lice from their children’s heads, parents forget to tackle the ‘real’ enemy.


At Nits End – A Story of Repeat Infestations Emerging From A Few Eggs


Did you know a female adult louse lays between 5 to 10 eggs each day? Known as nits – these lice eggs are incredibly difficult to remove due to being glued to the hair strand. Another thing: all lice removal chemicals and shampoos aren’t ovicidal meaning nits can’t be killed with application.


Nits and Their Removal – Facts to Make You Cringe


In America, occurrence of lice and nits are at epidemic proportions! According to CDC 6-12 million people get head lice each year, many face repeat infestations!


Over half of all 11-14 year olds get head lice every year, girls more than boys. Adults can get them too especially when dealing closely with children.


Here are some fascinating facts about nits in particular that will make you wince in surprise.


A female louse enjoys a lifespan of 30 days. During this time 5-10 nits are laid each day.

Lice removal products don’t affect or kill nits at all whatever claims say.

Breaking an infestation requires killing all lice and removing all nits from hair. Even a single nit or louse left will continue the cycle.

Manual nitpicking is the best way to break the cycle and chances of a re-infestation.

Nits are usually found attached near the scalp, attached to the hair shaft with strong glue like substance.

Nits are oval in shape and light-colored when first laid. The nit darkens to a tan or coffee color as the embryo develops. An empty nit shell will be white in color.


Nits Are Easy To Remove – If You Have the Time and Patience


Hand-picking nits require a lot of effort and time, as well as good sight to differentiate between dandruff and nits. You must also understand the life cycle of nits that improve chances of lice removal.


Take a look at the following:


Nits – takes 7 to 11 days to mature and hatch

Baby Louse – takes 9 to 12 days to mature into and adult

Adult – needs to find a mate and soon


The female louse lays her first eggs just 24 hours after pairing. Even more astonishing is the female louse’s ability to keep laying eggs day after day, until the end of her days without the need of a mate.


Now you know the importance of thorough nit removal… why not give this job to a professional nitpicker? Lice Busters Weston welcomes people suffering from different stages of lice infestation and guarantees a 100% success rate! Say goodbye to lice and nits today.


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