Descriptions of Head Lice and Bed Bugs
Mature bed bugs are oval in shape. They are wingless and are about 1/4 inches long. Generally before a meal of human blood, they have a brown color; after feeding they take on a purple appearance. Baby bed bugs are much lighter in color and are significantly smaller.
Mature head lice are lighter in color than adult bed bugs; they are approximately the size of a sesame seed. Like bed bugs, they are wingless; they have six clawed legs. Head lice feed off the human head three times daily. Bed bugs feed off the human body at a maximum of once daily. Head lice live 30 days; bed bugs live four to six months.
Treatment of Head Lice and Bed Bugs
If you find bed bugs, there are services that deal with that problem. There are exterminators as well as holistic treatments for bed bugs. LiceDoctors Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service will get rid of a head lice infestation, but we are not experts on bed bugs. In both cases, these bugs will not go away by themselves; head lice and bed bug infestations require treatment.
For treatment of head lice infestations in New York City, Long Island (both Suffolk and Nassau counties), Westchester and Rockland counties, Hudson Valley, and upstate New York including Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, and the Albany areas, give us a call at 800-224-2537.
LiceDoctors makes house calls day or night, 365 days a year, and we guarantee that we will put an end to your head lice infestation!