Welcome to Never Lice - an In-Home Head Cleaning Service
Opening Hours : Monday to Saturday - 8am to 9pm
Contact : (818) 254-9644
Head lice are small (generally 2-3mm in size), but are visible to an observer with good visual acuity.
The hatchlings are the size of the egg from which each emerged (about the size of a poppy seed).
Irritation results mainly from sensitization to salivary components introduced into the skin.
Hearing that someone in your child’s classroom has lice—or finding out that your own child does—is not a very pleasant experience, to say the least. But you should feel reassured about at least a few things:
Lice have no wings, so they can only crawl—but crawl they do, and they can be very, very fast. Here is an overview of how lice spread—and what you can do about each one.
Head lice spread by direct contact with an infected person’s hair.
Head lice can also be spread by indirect contact with personal items that the infected person used.
First of all, there is no need to spray your home and belongings with potentially dangerous insecticides. Lice are known as “obligate parasites,” meaning they don’t survive very long without their human host. They need us to live, and they die within 24 to 48 hours after removal from a human host.4-6
After we will treat your child’s head and remove all the nits (the lice eggs found on the shaft of the hair follicle), there are a number of steps we recommend.
Prevent head lice by instituting a “no sharing” rule for personal belongings such as combs, hairbrushes, towels, hats, and bedding.
The head louse, is a parasite that feeds on human blood.
Learning what head lice look like and how to detect them can help control an infestation before it spreads through the entire household
We all learned as children that you could get lice by sharing a comb, brush, hat or other hair accessories, but head lice would rarely – if ever – transfer that way.
Children with head lice are often thought of as ‘dirty’, or that they must live in unclean homes.
In reality, head lice can occur on kids and adults whether they bathe daily or far less often, and regardless of how often or well the home is cleaned.
An itchy scalp is often thought of as a symptom of head lice, but everyone’s scalp itches every day – whether or not head lice are present.
So, if you have an itchy scalp, look for head lice and verify the identity of any creature you find to be sure it is, in fact, a head louse.
People also try home remedies and “natural” treatments to get rid of head lice – many of these methods are ineffective, messy, and sometimes dangerous.
The nymph will grow in size and shed its skin every few days until it has matured to become an adult. Only the adult female can lay eggs