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Random Tidbits About Lice

Posted on Wed, Mar 14, 2012 under

LICE BUSTERS NYCWhen most people hear the word “lice” they automatically cringe.  Some may even subconsciously scratch their head or check their hair out in the mirror as a precaution. But very few people take the time to learn a thing about them; most are just too grossed out or are too unwilling to try.  It makes sense in a way, they are generally disgusting creatures.  But it is always best to learn about lice; if they have somehow affected you; learning about them is the best way to fight them off.

 

Here are some random tidbits about these pests:

  • Lice feast on the blood of their victims.
  • There are three different types of lice that humans are victims of: head lice, body lice, and pubic lice.
  • The saliva lice secrete when feeding on a human’s scalp causes a severe allergic: the telltale itching associated with the parasite.
  • It takes a single louse – the singular for lice – seven days to mature into a fully-grown adult.
  • There are three stages lice go through: 1) as an egg.  2) a young louse, also called a nymph.  3) Lastly, it turns into an adult.

Before seeking any lice treatment it is best to learn as much as you can about them.

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