Author Archives: The Lice People

Difference Between Nits & Eggs

Lice can affect people from all ages and socio economic backgrounds but children are considered to be highly prone to the head lice infestations. The reason for this includes close and frequent contact with other children. Hence it is very important to know the difference between lice nits and eggs. Lice are highly contagious, parasitic […]

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How Long Can Lice Live Without a Host?

There are certain conditions that affect the length of time that the lice eggs can survive without a host. For instance, the eggs of the lice cannot hatch in temperatures that are lower than the average body temperature that is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the nymphs and adult lice are not affected by the changes […]

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Where Do Head Lice come from?

Where do head lice come from? This is a very common question that many Toronto residents ask themselves whenever they are faced with lice infestation. Head lice infestation often results in panic, embarrassment and confusion, particularly among school kids who are more prone to it. These tiny reddish brown insects are glued to the hair […]

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Difference Between Lice and Fleas

It’s easy to confuse between lice and flea because they both cause itching and infest hairy areas of the body. They might seem similar from a distance but as you take a closer look, their differences become obvious. Let’s start off with the similarities. They are both flightless parasites affecting animals and humans. They also […]

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What are super lice?

Super lice are infestations that cannot easily respond to the normal lice removal products. From their name super lice’ it can be deduced that they pose challenges to many lice removal experts. Super lice have been a subject of conversations in many nations and states because many controversies have been raised concerning the lice. Some […]

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Should Household Sprays Be Used To Kill Adult Lice?

Lice are very irritating, and they are mostly found on the heads of humans. They are mostly spread by sharing combs, personal contacts, caps, brushes or any shared clothing. They can also cause sores on the hand of the person infested. If a person is affected by the lice, it is recommended that the entire […]

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Methods of Treating a Lice Outbreak

A louse, singular for lice is a small wingless creature that attaches itself to hair follicles. The creatures do not hop or fly. Despite not having wings, the creatures have six legs and can crawl very fast. Lice multiply very quickly because an adult can spin about eight eggs in a day, and the eggs […]

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How is a Head Lice Infestation Diagnosed

Head lice are generally small, wingless, blood sucking insects. Head lice live in your hair and they feed-off the blood by sucking the scalp. A louse is about the size-of a sesame seed. Nit (that is, a louse’s egg) is about size-of a dandruff or flake. A louse can be described as a tiny parasitic […]

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The Head Lice Life Cycle

Head lice are a type of insect who tend to use humans as host. Although most people think of them as pests, the head lice life cycle consists of several stages that may be unknown. If you’ve ever wondered about this small insect, they have three distinct stages of life: egg, nymph, and adult. What […]

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Symptoms of Head Lice

The presence of head lice can be irritating and embarrassing. Contrary to the popular belief, head lice are not primary caused by improper hygiene, but the infectious agents are transmitted from one person to another through saliva, air, blood, cough, mother to fetus, sexual contact and needles among many other causes. Some of the symptoms […]

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