Life Cycle of a Louse

Life Cycle of a Louse

           
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Nits

Nits are head lice eggs. They are hard to see and are often confused for dandruff or hair spray droplets. Nits are laid by the adult female and are cemented at the base of the hair shaft nearest the scalp. They are 0.8 mm by 0.3 mm, oval and usually yellow to white. Nits take about 1 week to hatch (range 6 to 9 days). Viable eggs are usually located within 6 mm of the scalp.

Nymphs

The egg hatches to release a nymph . The nit shell then becomes a more visible dull yellow and remains attached to the hair shaft. The nymph looks like an adult head louse, but is about the size of a pinhead. Nymphs mature after three molts and become adults about 7 days after hatching.

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João P.
João P.
2018-05-04 15:17:51
Staffs very polite and profissional. Place very clean! We received a nice treatment and good orientations about next steps!read more
Allison E.
Allison E.
2018-04-23 19:48:25
Got lice? No problem!These technicians are experts - kind, knowledgeable, and get the job done. My child asked if we could go back sometime even if there...read more
Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.
2018-03-14 07:08:41
We thought we were way past this! At 16, my daughter with very long, thick hair got lice. Knowing the amount of time it takes to get rid of all the nits, we...read more
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LeAnn L.
2018-05-07 10:19:05
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Carrie F.
Carrie F.
2018-02-24 08:19:48
The employee's are very nice. Work is guaranteed and they head check everyone in house. Well worth the money! I know it's done right the first time and got...read more
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Tia H.
2018-02-23 12:43:04
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