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Know Your Enemy: Head Lice

Lice are a pest that absolutely no one wants to have around and can be a real pain to find and treat. To effectively combat head lice you have to know what you are dealing with first.  You should know what they are, how they come to exist, what they look like, and so on.

 Head Lice

You should know that head lice are about the same size and shape as a flat sesame seed and they feed off of blood.  In humans they can be found in the scalp.  When they feed they secrete saliva that causes an allergic reaction in the form of the telltale itchiness that is associated with the presence of lice.

 

Lice go through three stages of development.  They begin as eggs called “nits” and then hatch into small, developing lice called “nymphs.”  As they begin feeding they will grow and in seven days they will become full-on adult lice.  As mentioned earlier their saliva will cause your scalp to itch.  Lice often take on the color of a person’s hair as a defense mechanism.  This is especially true with people with dark hair.  The cycle will continue if the lice are not removed.

 

Now that you know this much about lice, get the lice treatment you need to remove them permanently.

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