Nits: Facts and Figures

Lice Treatment Lewisville, TXAll too often our Dallas area lice removal clients think that if they get rid of the adult head lice, that’s all that needs to be done in order for the head lice infestation to go away. That’s not true. It’s equally important to get rid of the harder to remove nits.

In this article, we’ll looks at several facts and figures regarding nits and how they can be eradicated.

What’s a Nit?

Nits are lice eggs laid by the adult louse at the base of the hair strand near the scalp. Nits are firmly attached to the hair shaft and are oval-shaped and very small and can be difficult to see. Head lice nits usually take about 8–9 days to hatch.

Nit Facts

  • Head lice nits usually take about 8–9 days to hatch.
  • Millions of Americans, approximately 10-12 million, will become infested with lice on a yearly basis.
  • A female head louse produces about four to six eggs per day.
  • If nits are not removed, another outbreak is likely.

Get the Nit!

As mentioned above, it’s important to use a treatment that addresses all life stages of the head lice in order to completely eradicate the lice infestation. That’s why we offer a wide range of products and services at Lice Lifters, so you have options. Our nit comb is specially designed to aid in lifting the nits from the hair strand and off the scalp. They are held onto the strand with a kind of “glue” that can make them difficult to fully remove without it.

Call Life Lifters Today

If you or someone in your household is dealing with head lice, give our trained lice lifticians a call today at 972-805-1308. We offer head checks at our Dallas area location and a range of preventative options in addition to our treatments.