Updated: Mar 14, 2018
At NITnot.com we offer a 100% effective head lice removal service in our clinic in Hemel Hempstead. One of the most popular questions we are asked is "how do you catch head lice?" Understand how head lice infest hair is understanding how they work.
Here is how head lice transfer from head to head.
From nymph to adult, head lice must try to avoid falling off the the scalp and hair of the host and have developed giant claws to keep hold of the hair shaft.. The females - if fertilized - have an fascinating way of transferring living and fertile females to another host (e.g propagation of an existing population). Immediately after feeding blood of their host the females run down to the end of the hair driven by positive phototaxis. The female will hang on with one claw and with the other outstretched ready to jump onto the new host. After two hours of waiting they will get cold and will run back to the host's scalp to feed again on their blood of their host. However, if she is lucky she will crawl on to another host though head to head contact they will go on to be the matriarch of a new colony of head lice.
If the female head louse falls off the hair and does not find another host in five to seven hours it will die from desiccation (drying out) within twenty four to forty eight hours. The female louse cannot effectively lay fertile eggs if not on a host with a supply of food. This is why expensive room and furniture sprays are not necessary as head lice have a very short life expectancy when on surfaces that are not human.
NitNOT.com are a professional head lice removal service clinic that offer a 100% guarantee you can trust to remove all live head lice and eggs. NitNOT.com are the light at the end of the tunnel, saving, time, money and stress. For more information on successfully removing head lice eggs go to services and prices page or call for an immediate appointment on our contact us page.