Don’t let your guard down – the lifecycle of a louse is 45 days.
When nearly anyone hears or reads the word, “lice”, they typically cringe. Anyone who has ever dealt with lice in their household knows it can become a very stressful situation. Lice and their eggs (nits) are notoriously difficult to eliminate, particularly if ineffective treatments are the go-to solution. When children are discovered to have a lice infestation, well-meaning parents try to do whatever they can to eliminate the problem. But oftentimes, the treatments you find at the drugstore are time consuming, contain toxic chemicals, and often are unsuccessful in eliminating the lice and eggs.
Some treatment options only eliminate lice (and not eggs, or nits), or have the potential to be hazardous to your health (pesticides). Most troubling is the issue of recurrence. If you are not able to successfully eliminate every single louse and nit, the cycle of lice inevitably will continue. This can be especially traumatic for children in school. It’s so important to find a safe, proven, painless, and highly-effective lice treatment in Louisville so your children finally can go back to school and activities with friends.
Perhaps the worst part of the whole lice situation is that you may not even be aware of it until the first adult lice appear after the nit and nymph phases. Even then, lice often go undetected until symptoms like itching become problematic (or when there’s so many you can’t miss them). The emergence of the adult phase is 17 days, so these pests have a big head start on their unknowing hosts.
And when it comes to lice – it’s all about destroying those pesky nits. Unless these eggs are eliminated, you don’t stand a chance in the fight against a lice infestation. The life cycle of lice is relatively short, and they reproduce at lightning speed. Males mate repeatedly with multiple females and female lice can lay up to 10 eggs per day. The female’s life cycle is typically around 20 days.
Here’s a more specific timeline of what lice are up to when there’s an infestation:
- Egg to Nymph – approximately one week: Head lice incubation lasts approximately one week. This means it takes this long from the time an egg is laid to its second stage, the nymph. The nymph is tiny – the size of a pinhead.
- Nymph to Adult Louse – one week: The adult stage of lice is reached after approximately seven days. This happens after the louse goes through the process of three successive molts. At this point, approximately 17 to 20 days have passed since an egg was laid.
- Adult Stage – one month : Once the adult louse emerges, it will live between 30-and-45 days. Females will lay their first eggs within 48 hours of mating. They are capable of laying six-to-eight nits per day for approximately 16 days, when the female then dies. It’s important (and disturbing) to note that lice feed off of human blood from their hosts. Once a louse falls off its host, it only can live up to 48 hours.
If you live in the Louisville area and you’re ready to get rid of lice once-and-for-all, call Nit Wits on LaGrange Road in east Louisville. Lice Clinics of America’s proprietary AirAllé® (pronounced air-a-lay) system is an FDA-cleared medical device that kills head lice and 99.2 percent of lice eggs in a single, one-hour treatment. The lice removal device is completely safe using AirAllé’s exclusive warm air technology. The treatment is comfortable, and you’ll have no more worries about nits because AirAllé treatment dehydrates lice and eggs without the use of toxic chemicals or pesticides. This treatment is 99%+ effective in killing both lice and nits.
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Nit Wits is a proud member of the largest network of lice clinics, which has eliminated lice and nits for more than 850,000 people to-date. Not only that, Nit Wits in Louisville guarantees the success of the AirAllé full treatment if all members in a household are checked. If we’re unsuccessful the first time, we’ll treat you again for FREE!