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Natural Characteristics Of Lice

The head lice in North Carolina, Pediculus capital, is one of three types of lice that plague people. The other two are Pediculus humanus, the body or dress lice, and Pthirus pubis, the pubic or “crab” lice. Body lice are related to poor cleanliness, have given all lice terrible notoriety. Body lice live on garments and go to the body just to sustain. In this manner, they are most regularly found among displaced people, casualties of disasters or war and people who can’t wash or change clothes.

head lice

Head lice, conversely, spend their whole lives on the human scalp, sticking to the hair while bolstering, mating, and laying eggs. They are not connected to poor living conditions and are most ordinarily found in people with great cleanliness.


What They Look Like

Grey-white bugs the size of a sesame seed. Nits (lice eggs, which are more commonly seen than full-grown adults) appear as yellow, tan, or brown dots.

Typical Location

All over the world. Lice usually hang out on the scalp, although some varieties can infest the rest of the body.

Favorite Snacks

Human and animal blood.

Danger Zone

Itching, insomnia, and infected sores due to itching are the worst side effects.

The Lifecycle Of Head Lice

Twenty-four hours in the wake of mating, the female head lice lay her eggs, more commonly referred to as a nit. Under ideal conditions, a solid female lays around 140 eggs amid her lifetime of around 30 days. The eggs are covered with a fixative that concretes them to the hair shaft. Since the synthetic structure of this fixative substance is fundamentally the same as that of the hair shaft, scientists still can’t seem to build up an item that will break down the fixative without harming the hair. In the same way as other ectoparasites (outer parasites) that can persist starvation and extremes of temperature, lice, and their eggs can survive just under moderately limit set of natural conditions.

From their first blood supper to their last, head lice need to nourish each four to six hours and will die if they don’t do so. In this manner, in spite of the fact that lice may fall or climb onto different surfaces, it can’t live on these and must come back to a human head inside 24 hours on the off chance that it is to survive.

Lice Treatment Tips & Techniques – Lice Control

Many school authorities demand a no-nit arrangement to guarantee the opportunity from invasion and verification of sufficient treatment. Since this strategy neglects to separate amongst feasible and non-reasonable nits, it has a tendency to incorporate youngsters who represent no risk of transmitting head lice from going to class.

The no-nit approach additionally puts a significant weight on guardians, who must experience the tedious procedure of expelling all nits from the hair. For some working guardians, this incorporates requiring some serious energy off from work.

Lather, rinse, repeat. The best (and most environmentally-friendly) way to ditch lice is by washing all clothes in hot water and soap. Use tea tree oil shampoo and then follow with a rinse made with equal parts vinegar and water. Use a special nit comb to go through the hair and remove nits. Sprinkle an essential oil like peppermint or tea tree on the comb before and after combing.

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