Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What Are Lice and How to Get Rid of Them

Lice are small insects that don't have wings. They are brownish color and they are very tiny when they are born. That's why it is hard to see them. Full grown lice are about the size of a small sesame seed. Head lice cannot fly or swim and they only spread by person touching the other person.

How do the lice reproduce?
It begins with a female louse laying eggs near the hair roots to keep the eggs warm. The eggs hatch about seven days later and baby lice are born. The nits or the empty eggshells stay glued on your hair. When your hair grows out the nits become visible and you will notice that there is something white stuck to your head. Then you will know that you probably have lice. It takes them about seven to ten days to become fully grown. When they are grown they begin to go from one head to another, usually looking for a new home.