22 Apr Lice 101: What to Know About Head Lice
There are many myths and misconceptions about lice, including how they spread and how to remove them. Educating yourself on lice can help prevent a lice outbreak and get rid of lice. Here are some things to know about lice:
What exactly are lice?
Lice are a type of parasite that attaches to human hair and the scalp. Female lice can lay as many as 5-8 nits (lice eggs) every day attaching them to hair strands with a glue like substance. The nits take about a week to hatch. Adult lice can live as long as 30 days with a host and are spread by human-to-human contact or contact with an object that has been exposed to lice such as clothing, combs, brushes, towels, hats and other apparel.
Lice outbreaks are very common
If you or your child has ever gotten lice, you are not alone. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that up to 12 million children in the U.S. get lice each year, making it extremely common.
Over-the-counter (OTC) treatments are not always effective
In order to get rid of lice, most people who are infested rely on over-the-counter treatment methods that are no longer effective due to Super Lice. These Super Lice are resistant to the chemicals in these OTC products. The best way to prevent lice from returning is by getting professionally treated for lice at a professional lice treatment center. Licenders uses revolutionary lice removal technology to kill all the lice and their nits.
Getting treated by a professional lice technician
If you or your family member suspect that you have lice or are already confirmed to have lice, don’t wait to get screened or treated professionally. We offer appointments seven days a week at our convenient treatment centers located in Manhattan and Connecticut and house calls too.