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A nit, the egg of the louse, is laid on the shaft of a hair. Nits that come off the hair are harmless and cannot infect a new person.
Nits hatch 7-10 days from when they are laid. When a louse is first hatched it is called a nymph.
The nymphs shed their outer shell (exoskeletal system) 3 times before the bug is an adult. The nymphs will very rarely leave their host’s head until mature and fertilized.
A female adult only needs to be fertilized 1 time and is fertile for life.
The female lays her 1st eggs 1-2 days after being fertilized. She can lay 3-5 eggs twice a day for the next 14-16 days. She can lay up to 200 eggs in her lifetime. If a fertilized louse moves onto a new head, the fertilized louse may thrive and lay nits almost immediately. She may not survive the blood type of the new host and die leaving behind a few hard to detect viable nits that will hatch to thrive.
The louse dies having lived 32-38 days since being laid as a nit.
Detection – It’s important to know what to look for and how to find lice and/or nits
How to do a combing head check - For a more thorough search
The concern is with live adult lice for the house cleanup. After treating with The Nit Nanny Lice Solution Treatment an individual should not have any
live lice and the house cleaning needs to be done only once.
Your house is not the source of a re-infestation. However, you must take care of the checklist below so that the treatment can be successful.
The following items go in the dryer for 30 minutes on high heat
Things to Vacuum
We do head checks!