Lice Science

Lice Science        

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Lice Science – Basics

Science is all around us whether we realize it or not.  Our bodies are science, and so is the weather.  Electricity is science, and so are lice!  Understanding the lice science helps us to use naturally occurring products and the latest technology to our advantage to effectively treat and eliminate it!  At Just 4 Kids, we study Lice Science to produce better products, develop better treatment, and more safely and effectively expedite eradication.   Head lice are small, sesame seed-sized insects that are approximately 2 to 3 millimeters in length.  They feed on a diet of blood that they often find from the human scalp. Although their diet is similar to mosquitoes, they are wingless and cannot fly, swim or jump from one person to another.  Their only mode of transportation is crawling (and rather quickly), and can only move from one host to another through direct head-to-head contact. Children are more likely to contract lice at home or at sleepovers that at school, because direct contact is less likely to take place at school.  

Lice Science – Ideal Habitat

 

Lice Science - Ideal Habitat

Lice science can dispel old wives’ tales and myths.  A common misconception is that lice can be contracted from pets.  This is untrue because the pests can only survive on humans.  Lice require a warm environment that provides a constant source of food in order to survive.  The human scalp and its “safety blanket” of hair adequately meets these environmental constraints.  Lice cannot strive for more than 48 hours when taken away from these ideal conditions.  For this reason, lice can only be contracted by sharing personal items that come into direct contact with an infected individual, and are then used by another within 48 hours.  These include hairbrushes, pillows, towels and hats.  

Lice Science – The “Circle of Lice”

 

Lice Science Diagram

Lice science involves understanding the life span of the pests.  The life cycle of typical head lice consists of three stages: the egg, the nymph and the adult. Lice eggs are more commonly known as nits and are found attached to the base of the hair shaft. They are faint yellow in color and are oval in shape between 0.3 and 0.8 millimeters in diameter. Nits take about 1 week to hatch, when the lice progress to the stage of a nymph. The remaining nit shell takes a more prominent yellow color and remains attached to the hair shaft. Although nymphs look like adult lice, they are slightly smaller in size. After about 7 days from hatching, the head lice become fully matured adults. At this point in their life they are the approximate size of a sesame seed and are more tan or gray in color. These adult females can lay up to 9 nits a day. Adult lice can live for up to a month on their hosts’ head, and feed several times a day on blood from the scalp.

Without this blood supply, head lice die within two days. Because they have the ability to quickly reproduce and multiply in numbers, it is important to take action quickly if infestation is suspected.  In fact, you can give Just 4 Kids Lice Treatment and Removal Professionals a call and ask to speak with a member of our “K9” team to ask for assistance or to setup an offsite consultation and inspection.  

 

Lice Science – A Frustrating Experience

 

Lice Science Frustrating Experience

The ideal process to remove head lice is often very time consuming and unfortunately, often requires repeat treatments.  As such, save yourself the trouble and frustration of trying to do it yourself, and call in a professional!

 

Lice Science – The Just 4 Kids’ Difference

Just 4 Kids Lice Treatment and Removal Professionals specialize in lice treatment and removal.  We leverage lice science, and utilize a trusted and effective system for finding and eradicating lice in potentially infected individuals:

Just 4 Kids’ Offsite Lice Treatment and Removal Process:

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Lice Science - Lice Treatment and Removal Services - Step 1 - We Inspect and Detect

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Just 4 Kids Salon Offsite Lice Treatment and Removal Services - Step 2 - Nit Picking Process - We Split Hairs

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Lice Prevention Tips - Step 3 - We Eradicate Lice

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Just 4 Kids Lice Treatment and Removal Services Step-4 We Follow Up and Certify our Work

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In closing, the facts about head lice are that it is a frustrating and difficult period for any family.  Do not panic, follow the steps provided in this guide and everything will work out fine in the end!

If you have questions or concerns, give us a call directly at (888) 604-2354 and ask to speak with a lice removal specialist.  Book an Appointment Today!