What’s the Difference Between Head Lice and Nits?

Lice Treatment Wylie, TXIf your family is facing head lice in the DFW area, you likely have a few questions you’d like answered. Lice Lifters is here to help you and your family get rid of head lice once and for all. One of the questions we get asked most often is “What exactly is the difference between head lice and nits?”

What are Head Lice?

Head lice are small tan or brown wingless bugs. They are also referred to as louses. These bugs can be as tiny as the point of a pencil or grow to be about the size of a small ant (2-4mm). Head lice can only live on human scalps.

What are Nits?

Nice are lice eggs. These eggs are tiny, waterproof, and difficult to remove. the nits are glued to the shaft of the hair close to the scalp. They take about a week to hatch into young head lice. These are most often removed with a special nit comb that’s specially designed to lift the eggs off of each hair strand.

You Must Use a Treatment That Gets Rid of Both

In order to make sure your home is free of head lice, you need to get rid of bot the adult head lice and the nits. That’s why Lice Lifters offers a range of products that are suited to take care of not only the head lice but the nits as well.

Not only that, we also offer a Mint Detangler Spray that deters head lice from the beginning.

Call Lice Lifters Today

If you live in the DFW area and your household is dealing with head lice, give our experienced head lice professionals a call at (972) 204-3539. Give us a call today to learn more about our products and services and to learn how we can help you and your family be free of head lice.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Treating Head Lice

Treating Head LiceIf your child has come home with head lice, you’re probably looking for the best way to make sure those pests are taken care of for good. At Lice Lifters, we understand that. And we want to make sure you know these five things about treating head lice.

1. You Have to Take Care of Head Lice and the Nits

All too often we hear from families that just used a head lice shampoo or comparable products and didn’t take care of the nits (eggs) too. This means you’re likely to have another outbreak as soon as you thought you were over it.

2. Mint if Your New Best Friend.

Products like out Lice Lifters Nit Removal Mousse or Lice Lifters Mint Detangler Spray are safe for you and your family, but act as a natural repellent for head lice. Treating head live doesn’t have to be a smelly miserable process.

3. Step Away From the Selfie Stick

In our culture of all selfies, all the time, it’s no wonder so many kids deal with head lice. Since lice are transferred by direct head-to-head contact, this is a concern. So, if you’ve already heard about head lice at other DFW area schools, encourage your kids to skip the selfie.

4. Your Scalp Doesn’t Always Always Itch When You Have Head Lice

From what we’ve seen, only about half of children of adults dealing with head lice experience itching. So even if your kid isn’t complaining of an itchy scalp, you might want to consider scheduling one of our head checks.

5. You Need to Treat Your House Too

After you’ve treated the lead lice on your child, you certainly don’t want them coming back. Don’t forget to clean any bedding, stuffed animals, clothes, or furniture surfaces that might house any lingering head lice.

If you have any questions, call the trusted DFW professionals at Lice Lifters. Give us a call today at (972) 805-1308 to schedule an appointment with us or learn more about our products and services.

Get Rid of The Nits: Removal Guide

Lice Treatment Allen, TXLice Lifters places a high priority on educating DFW families on how to deal with head lice. We know you and your children have busy lives, and we make it our priority to get you back on track as soon as possible. Don’t make the mistake of thinking a specialized shampoo is all you need in order to eradicate head lice and nits.

In this article, we’ll look at the best ways to free your hair of nits.

What is a Nit?

The nit is the unhatched egg form of head lice. The nit is usually glued to the hair near the scalp. Nits are not addressed by many common lice removal treatments. So, it’s important to know the best way to remove them.

How to Remove Nits

If you’re going to try and remove the nits in your home, make sure you have an area prepared with plenty of light.

  • Have a towel handy – Put the towel around the shoulders of the person needing the nits removed, so that it will catch hair and nits that let loose during the process.
  • Use a nit comb – These metal, fine-toothed combs are specially designed to help free hair of nits.
  • Be patient – If using the comp, go carefully through each section of hair, to make sure no nits are missed.
  • Wash your hair with a lice deterring shampoo like our mint-scented product. Mint naturally repels head lice.
  • Make sure to clean your materials well after use.

How Lice Lifters Can Help

Lice Lifters knows how important it is to take care of head lice as quickly and thoroughly as possible. If your family is dealing with head lice, give us a call at (972) 805-1308. We can answer whatever questions you may have. We have a variety of services available from take home kits to services our experienced personnel carry out on-site.

Top Tips for Head Lice Removal

Head Lice Removal TipsIf you have children going to DFW area school,s we’re sure you’re all too familiar with the problem that head lice can cause. At Lice Lifters we pride ourselves on offering a professional, thorough, and pleasant experience for the removal of head lice.

Attacking Lice at All Life Stages

Look into using a solution treatment that will kill lice at every life stage. This will not only take care of the itchy scalp that accompanies the presence of lead lice, but you won’t have to worry about missing any lice that can be overlooking with other methods.

Use a Nit Comp and Approved Mousse/Shampoo

The most common method of head lice removal is a nit mousse or shampoo accompanied by the careful combing through of hair with a nit comb. This comb is specially designed to make it easy to use and to lift nits directly off hair strands. Use our mint-scented mousse to naturally repel head lice.

Use a Detangler Spray for Long Hair

If you or your child has long hair, head lice can be even more intimidating. Look for a mint-scented detangler spray that will make the process of removing head lice much easier and deter head lice from returning.

Use the Help of a Trusted Local Company

Lice Lifters uses an all-natural, non-toxic, pesticide-free treatment to eradicate head lice and get you and your family up and running in no time.

If you live in the DFW area and your child is dealing with head lice, give our experienced professionals a call at (972) 805-1308 today. We’ll be happy to answer whatever questions you may have regarding our products and services.