In home lice removal serving Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, Carpinteria, Ojai, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Solvang, and Buellton.
- Lice are spread by direct head to head contact with another person.
- Hugging, “selfies”, wrestling, “rough play”.
- This is most commonly done through:
- Sharing brushes, hats, coats, pillows, blankets,or helmets.
- We can also get lice “from” places that we’ve been where our heads have “lingered” such as:
- Slumber parties, movie seats, and airplane seats.
- Lice need blood from the scalp every few hours and the warmth of a human head to survive.
- Off the head lice can only live for around 24-36 hours.
- Lice are specific to humans. You cannot get or give lice to your pets.
- Lice do not hop, jump, or fly. They crawl. Merely sitting next to someone who has lice does not increase your chances of getting lice.
- Nits are glued to the hair shaft with a cement-like substance which makes them VERY hard to remove.
- Lice are not known to spread any known diseases.
- Lice are not drawn to clean hair more than dirty hair.
- One mature female louse can lay 3-4 eggs per day. This adds up to 90-120 eggs per month!! Yikes!!
- Female lice typically require only one mating with a male louse in their lifetime to produce all of their eggs.