If you have ever found a bug on your family member’s head, or near their head for that matter, you know the potential panic and stress that comes with wondering exactly what does a lice bug look like? We can help!
A common complaint we hear from distraught people calling in seeking advice is that the head lice keeps reoccurring despite their best efforts which leaves them wondering what they have been doing wrong and how they can get rid of lice for good. The truth is, that for many reasons lice treatment can fail which is why the lice keeps coming back.
By Dana Garrett-Estrada, Lice Technician
Updated By Diana Doty
According to the CDC, “super lice” are head lice that have genetically mutated to be unaffected by over-the-counter lice shampoos and pesticides. Because most pesticides kill only 2% of super lice, super lice treatment is more challenging than regular lice treatment.
Every year, right before the chill sets in the air, after parents have sent their children back to school, guards get let down. It is a common myth that lice will die off in the cold months. Here’s why...
You see the tell-tale signs. You see your child scratching. Maybe you see some sticky things in the hair. Maybe it isn't head lice. Please do not let it be head lice. I do not have the time, patience, or stomach for this. If you ignore it, does lice go away on its own? Do lice eventually die off if left untreated? After all, the bugs don’t live forever, right….right??
The reason why most head lice treatments today do not work is because they do not address the lice life cycle. If you’ve been struggling with lice, this information will help you win the battle against lice.
From time to time we receive a call from a client who has something they think is lice but they aren’t quite sure. So what is the difference between head lice vs bed bugs and how do you tell the difference between bed bugs or lice in hair?
When you find head lice, you may ask yourself where do head lice come from? If you’ve only found nits (lice eggs) you definitely are wondering where do nits come from? Those are difficult questions to answer because as you go about your daily life, you are exposed to people who may have lice and not even know it.