LICE & NITS
CALL A LOUSE, A LOUSE

A louse is a tiny little brown insect of 2 to 3 millimeters that attaches itself to the hair follicle. It keeps itself well fed by biting its host 3 to 4 times a day. Luckily, however, this little louse is not a transmitter of any nasty diseases…



SYMPTOMS & TRANSMISSION

Many people with head lice have little to no symptoms. Itching may occur as a reaction to the saliva of the lice. The extent of itching depends on how long the lice have been present and how many there are. The first time a person gets head lice it will usually take some 4 to 6 weeks before itching starts. In case of recurrent infestations, it usually takes no more than...



POPULAR QUESTIONS FROM MOMS

HOW FAST DO LICE REPRODUCE?
Ooh. Very, very quickly. An adult louse lays between 4 to 10 eggs per day. These eggs hatch about 7 days later giving birth to a new louse called a nymph. The empty eggshells left behind are called nits. After 10 days, the nymphs reach the adult stage and are ready to breed (...)