About Lice 2017-08-04T19:29:46+00:00

About Lice

Head lice is a growing epidemic, especially this year with known mutant species affecting millions. Lice have been recently becoming immune to the traditional medications which use chemicals and pesticides to try to kill the lice off. The only true 100% way to remove head lice from your hair involves using a certain combing technique to remove all nits from the hair. It is recommended that you use a trained lice professional to guarantee the lice have been completely removed.

Life Cycle

It takes 8-12 days for nits to develop and hatch. A nit is considered the egg and typically it takes about 1 to 2 weeks for them to hatch.  Once a nit hatches, a nymph will appear. It will take roughly 7-10 days for a nymph to mature into an adult and be able to lay eggs.

Adult Lice can lay up to 10 eggs a day and roughly 300 eggs in its lifecycle before it dies.

This cycle will continue until all eggs/nymphs/adults have been removed from your hair and home. If your head is not treated correctly the infestation may and can come back and continue to get worse as time goes by.

Lice have mutated over the past several years and have become immune to many chemical treatments. and are simply no longer effective to killing off lice.

Not only is our all natural treatment more effective, it is also a safe alternative to the chemical treatments.

According to Scorecard.org, “Seizures, behavioral changes, attention deficit disorders, brain injury, skin diseases, and even death have been reported to the United States-based National Pediculosis Association’s registry by people who have used chemical treatments to get rid of head lice or scabies”.

What Is A Natural Treatment For Lice?

The best way to remove head lice is by a professional using a professional lice comb.  Oils are combed through the hair, and the lice are removed. After this process, the nits should be picked out by hand. It is possible to try and do this alone, but the little nits are hard to see, and it takes training and a lot of practice to understand and implement the process. You also need to remove all nits (eggs) from the hair or you have not ended the problem.

Where Can I Get A Service That Uses Natural Treatments For Lice?

Right in your home.  Many Lice removal services come to your location.  No need to transport the kids across town and publicly embarrass them.  Let the professionals come in take care of the problem.

It has been found that because of recurrence, in home lice removal services can actually save you money and certainly will save you aggravation.  Visit the Three Blind Lice home page to learn about our all natural in home lice removal service now!

Does Medication Kill Lice?

Generally lice medications do not work to kill lice because lice have mutated and are now resistant to the chemicals in lice shampoos. Also lice eggs (nits) have a hard shell that prevents chemicals from penetrating and killing them.

Do prescription shampoos work to get rid of lice?

We have also received a number of calls from parents asking about prescription lice shampoos. Prescription lice shampoos are more effective in killing lice (usually around 70% effective) than OTC, but that still leaves a number of cases where they do not work to kill the lice. In addition, like OTC lice shampoos, RX lice shampoos do nothing to kill the nits.

Do RID, Nix, or other lice shampoos work to get rid of lice and eggs?

What we have learned over the many years that we have visited infested families is that often these products do NOT work to kill bugs and that they certainly do not penetrate the shell of the nit. We have arrived at families who have completed lice treatment on a child using one of these products and have found lice crawling around the head impervious the chemicals.

Drugstore shelves are filled with these so called pediculicides. Since the average person has not had head lice experience, it is natural that she or he will run out to the store for a solution. School nurses still sometimes recommend these products.

Three Blind Lice has treated over 110,000 individuals and we can attest to the fact that we see many cases of head lice that fail to respond to these products. There are no shortcuts with head lice. You need to suffocate the bugs and physically extract the eggs. Why expose your child to chemicals that may be harmful and often are not even effective?

How about home lice remedies such as mayonnaise and Cetaphil?

We have explained to parents that these treatments are likely to be more effective than the chemicals because they may work to suffocate the lice. That’s the good news. The more challenging part is trying to get the nits out of the hair. Nit-picking can be very challenging for someone who is not trained. It may seem like it should be easy but there are reasons why it’s not. Nits camouflage making them hard to see. They are glued to the hair and there is technique involved in pulling them out. If you leave a couple in the hair, how will you prevent the case from starting up again? Then,,of course, there is the challenge of getting your child to sit for you; many kids are more cooperative with other adults in these situations than they are for mom or dad.

Three Blind Lice has a safe, all natural treatment plan that works every time. We have the expertise developed over many years in the field treating families like yours. Let our trained lice professional get rid of the lice in your family and make your life a little easier. After all, like the moms who call (and choose to have us treat her family), don’t you have enough on your plate already?