Are Lice Infestations Dangerous?

March 31, 2018

Are Lice Infestations Dangerous?


Are Lice Infestations Dangerous?

March 31, 2018

“Don’t talk to strangers!”

“Don’t open the door for anyone else while we’re out!”

“Don’t go outside after 6PM!”

These are just some of the many precautionary measures we were told to abide by, by our parents.

The truth is, human beings are not strangers to danger. At one point in our lives, we’ve all been in a situation that frightened us half to death, making us tremble in fear, as we went to fight or flight mode.

Furthermore, it’s always the smallest things that give us the biggest problems. And the best example is head lice.

Are Head Lice Dangerous?

A question that’s often asked is, “Are head lice dangerous?”

This depends on what you define as “dangerous.”

Lice come with negative connotations. They can cost you your social life and make you paranoid about re-infestations.

But one thing is certain: lice don’t carry diseases.

There’s a common misconception that head lice thrive in unhygienic conditions and that individuals with lice lack personal hygiene.

You can be an absolute slob, a neat freak, or someone who is moderately clean, and lice will still latch onto your scalp. This is because they only concern themselves with one thing: human blood.

Lice colonize and survive by feeding on human blood. And as long as you can provide them with sufficient blood, you’re the perfect candidate.

woman having her hair washed

Getting Out of the Stranger-Danger Zone

As kids, we were always told to take necessary precautions to avoid danger. Even as adults, there are situations you actively avoid. Why should lice be any different?

Many people avoid and ignore dealing with the problem because they believe lice are a ‘seasonal problem.’

They believe that the problem will go away on its own. This can’t be further from the truth. A female louse lays 10 eggs a day. The eggs hatch within 7 days and become adults within 6 days. The cycle then continues, and you’re left dealing with hundreds of critters in a month’s time.

But don’t let yourself become the victim of actual danger just to avoid head lice. Our first instinct is to run to the nearest pharmacy or look up home remedies online. These are actually dangerous for our scalp and hair.

They are full of dangerous chemicals that can lead to permanent hair loss and a dry, itchy scalp.

The first step to take is to avoid these types of treatments at all costs. The second step to take is to go to a lice removal service.

At Lice Busters USA, we aim to keep the residents of Kendall safe from pesky critters, by using natural products to get the job done. You can also opt for our in-home treatments if you don’t want to visit our treatment center. Call us at (800) 405-8201 to book an appointment today.

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