Facts 

LICE

Did you know!

Did you know that head lice are sneaky little buggers...that's right! They like to hide from the light and they are hard to see because they are only the size of a sesame seed. 





How can you get rid of head lice?

Schedule with Total Lice Removal today! Increasing numbers of consumers are finding that the most popular treatments for head lice are largely ineffective. Head lice are rapidly evolving chemical resistance to many of the traditional pesticide-based control methods [which have never been able to kill eggs (nits) effectively and usually require repeated treatments]. 



 

In case you wer wondering...
 

Head lice do not carry or transmit diseases.  The only medical concern is the possibility of a secondary infection due to scratching the bites. 
 

Interesting Facts?
  • Head lice affect an estimated 6 to 12 million people a year.

 

  • Head lice mostly affect young children between the ages of 3 years to 12 years, but adults can get it too.

 

  • Head lice are oval in shape, coloration varies from a brownish tan to white, but may turn a reddish color when feeding.

 

  • Head lice is not a sign of poor hygiene.

 

  • The adult louse feeds about 5 to 7 times a day by piercing the skin with its mouth, saliva, and sucking the blood from the scalp. 

 

  • Lice prefer to hide within 1/4 inch of the scalp on the hair shaft.

 

  • Adult lice can live up to 40 days on a person's head, and a female can lay 85 to 90 eggs during a lifespan. 

 

  • A louse can only live 24 to 48 hours off its host.

 

  • The life cycle of a head lice hass three stages, eggs (nits), nymph, and adult louse.