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, often leading to lice removal.

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 972-805-1308. 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.