2109 Fairmont Lane Naples, FL 34120 239.571.7421 At Lice Happens, a mobile lice removal service in Southwest Florida, all of our highly trained specialists are subject matter experts when it comes to head lice removal and treatment.Â
If your child has complained about itchiness in his/her scalp, and you found crawling insects, could it be lice? How can you tell that your child has lice?
Head lice are human parasites that feed on small amounts of blood by piercing the scalp skin with their tiny sharp claws and sucking the blood until they are fully satisfied. Lice feed about five times in a day and its color changed from yellow to rusty after feeding. Normally, the female louse is bigger than the male. They are usually found on children ranging from ages 3 to 12.
If you notice and feel insects crawling in the scalp about the same size of sesame seed and gray colored ones probably, your child has lice. It is very important to identify lice from other causes of itchiness in the scalp such as dandruff and seek professional help.
What are nits? Nits are lice eggs connected to the shafts of the hair. Most nits are oval shaped and are expected to hatch between seven to fourteen days. Nymphs look like adult lice and are yellow to rust brown colored located closely to the scalp and become an adult in a span of seven to fourteen days too. When the eggs hatch, they become adult lice and feed almost five times daily by sucking on a small amount of blood in the scalp through their tiny sharp claws piercing into the scalp.
Would you like to get rid of these lice? You will probably say yes! Nevertheless, how and what are head lice removal methods you can use? Removing lice require much effort, patience and determination and lice are not becoming resistant to OTC products. The new term for this new breed of lice is "Super Lice".
How do you remove lice? You have to remove lice and lice eggs one by one. There are many possible ways to eliminate head lice one of which is using professional grade medicated lice shampoo (not found in stores). After taking a bath while the hair is still wet, you can divide the whole hair area into one-inch sections and comb from the scalp to the tip of the hair using a fine-toothed head lice comb. You should wipe the comb first before going to the next section of the hair to remove nits and nymphs thoroughly. Removing head lice with a comb is a tedious effort and so be very patient when you do this. This will take some hours to go through the hair thoroughly. Using OTC medicated lice shampoos is NOT a guarantee at all to remove head lice completely because there might be nits and newly hatched eggs from time to time. Re-infestation of lice is highly probably if you miss a few nits. This is what many in the Florida area rely on Lice Happens.
Let the experts take care of this problem for you. Call Lice Happens today @ 239-571-7421
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