Facts & Myths
- An itchy scalp
- A tickling feeling of something moving on the scalp or through the hair
- Red bite marks on the scalp, excessive scratching, or a red rash on the back of neck
Nits (louse eggs) are very small, about the size of a sesame seed. They are laid by the adult female and are attached at an angle to the base of the hair shaft, by a very strong bond. They are yellowish, tan or coffee colored ovals. They are usually, but not exclusively, found on the crown of the head, around the ears, and near the nape of the neck. Nits take about 7 to 10 days to hatch..
Nits are “glued” to the hair and will be difficult to remove. They will not fall of by simply blowing on the hair like dandruff does.
No, lice are crawling insects and do not have wings.
No, only humans can get head lice.
Unfortunately, gel does nothing to prevent head lice. It is better to take the extra time to brush hair and pull it back. A spritz or two of mint spray will help as well.
Rid and other lice shampoos only kill some of the live lice. These shampoos work by attacking the bug’s central nervous system. Because some have not yet developed a central nervous system, shampoos are ineffective. In addition, lice shampoos do not kill lice eggs or “nits”. So while you may kill some of the bugs, their eggs will remain, only to hatch a few days later starting the cycle all over again. This is why lice are so hard to eliminate!
In addition, lice shampoos may contain toxic chemicals which can enter your system through the skin on your scalp. Many adult lice have become resistant to these chemicals.
The best way to guarantee the complete removal of head lice is by hand picking each and every bug and nit. This is exactly the service we provide!
FALSE: Lice actually prefer clean healthy heads.
FALSE: Many contain toxic pesticides.
FALSE: Actually, the opposite is true. Lice leave a scent that actually can attract other lice, making you a good food source. Additionally, you often return to the same group of friends where you may have first come in contact with the lice.
FALSE: Lice can hold their breath for up to 2 hours and lock their claw-like legs onto the hair shaft making them extremely difficult to remove.