Simple ways to Identify Head Lice

For those who were infested with head lice, getting rid of the infestation can be very difficult. This is true especially if you haven’t detected the infestation during the early stages. When these lice begin to populate, it only takes them a few days and they are already abundant in numbers. With the numbers that these lice have, a lot of adults continue to lay eggs. These eggs are called nits. Even if these adults are eliminated, the infestation won’t be stopped unless there are nits left behind. So, one way of totally getting rid of the infestation is by properly identifying head lice.

Once you know how to identify them, you will be able to determine if ever you did really got rid of them totally or not. If there are no longer traces of the lice, especially the nits, then it is safe to say that you totally got rid of the infestation. But this doesn’t mean that you already have to stop the treatment method process. It is suggested that you should still continue on performing the treatment once in a while even if there are no more traces of the lice. This ensures you that the lice won’t be coming back again and repopulate. And this can be done by properly identifying head lice. If you don’t have any idea on how to identify them, then you won’t have any idea if there are still nits left. If these methods don’t work I would strongly recommend a natural head lice treatment such as No Nitz from Grahams Natural.

Here are some ways of identifying head lice and how to determine if you have already eliminated them. First of all, these lice have three life stages in their lives. The first stage is the egg. Commonly, the egg of the louse is called as the nit. Nits are tiny teardrop shaped thing that are attached to the base of the hair shaft. Often, they are light brown to dark brown in color. After one week or more (depending on the amount of heat present), these nits will evolve into nymphs. The nymphs are already capable of crawling as they have legs already. These nymphs are those that evolve into adult lice after a few weeks of sucking human blood. By the way, nits do not have the capacity of crawling and sucking blood yet, unlike nymphs and adults. These lice are also wingless and hence they do not have the ability to fly. This is in contrast to what other people believe that the infestation happens when a louse flies from one head to another.

There are also a lot of ways of identifying head lice besides theoretical and physical appearance. The very common way is by using a nit comb. To make it more effective, apply conditioner to the hair. After every sweep of the nit comb, you will visibly see any nit, nymph, or adult louse that comes with the comb. Another method is to point a beam of light into the hair and scalp. Doing this will help you see crawling adult lice and attached nits. There are still a lot of ways of identifying head lice but those mentioned are already very effective. If you want to know more about the ways of identifying head lice, you can check the internet for more information.




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