Welcome to Never Lice - an In-Home Head Cleaning Service
Opening Hours : Monday to Saturday - 8am to 9pm
Contact : (818) 254-9644
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.
Head lice feed on blood and therefore stay close to the scalp where there is an abundant supply of food. After the nits hatch, they move from the hair shafts to your scalp to find sustenance.
You’ll find nymph and adult lice most commonly on the scalp around the back of your neck and ears.
They might also live in your eyebrows or on your eyelashes.
When fed, head lice can live for up to a month, but they will die within a day or two if they are not able to feed on blood.
Head lice are insects, but they can’t fly. Instead, they crawl around in your hair and on your scalp to get nourishment. Lice are spread through close personal contact. The parasites crawl onto your clothing, hairbrushes, hats, towels, and any other personal belongings.
If a friend or family member shares your comb or scarf, the head lice can crawl onto the new host and lay eggs, spreading the infestation.
Female head lice can lay several eggs each day. Household pets and other animals do not spread head lice to humans.