What are nits and louse? Is a question we often hear from our customers and we wanted to take the opportunity to shed some lights and give a better understanding on head lice and it’s different stages.
What are nits?
Nits are the small eggs produced by the live louse bugs that usually look like small brown or tan dots before they hatch. Usually lice lay their eggs close to the scalp where the live lice can be close to their food source once they hatch. Lice feed on human blood by using tiny claws to puncture the skin on the scalp.
Nits or dandruff?
Nits look very similar to dandruff however they cannot be removed by brushing or shaking them off. The lice eggs are seemly glued to the hair follicle and the lie bugs are usually attached to the scalp as well. Lice eggs tend to hatch 7-10 days after they are laid and the shell remain on the hair looking white or clear. The adult lice are no bigger than a sesame seed and the nymphs are usually a bit smaller and grow to be adult lice in about 10 days.
Although this information may sound scary but the solution is simple, with all of your Lice problems Lice clinics of America can help. We offer a variety of treatments and products to exterminate all forms of lice whether its eggs or adult Lice bugs. LCA OC is here to offer safe and friendly services in your time of need. We aim to educate and solve the Lice problem the has affected so many people and families. Nits, Nymphs, eggs and overall Lice infestations all affect many children and adults year round and LCA OC is here for you.