Where Do Lice Live?

Where Do Lice Live?

Immediately, when someone says the word “lice,” a mental image of a small, parasitic bug that sticks like glue to your scalp, pops up in your head. But then you start to wonder, where do they even live in the first place before latching on to people’s heads? Unfortunately, the bad news is, the only host lice can survive on is humans. 

Lice survives on the shaft of hair near the scalp because it provides the most warmth and protection, which is needed for lice to maintain their body temperature and essentially survive. However, the good news is as technology and treatment for lice infestation has gotten drastically better. Thankfully, our head lice removal treatment here at Fresh Heads is as quick and painless as can be!

What Is the Origin of Head Lice?

Head lice have been around for approximately more than a hundred thousand years. Many researchers believe head lice have been around since the beginning of humans. Additionally, there are three different subsets of head lice, known as Clade A, B, and C. Clade B is the one that is believed to have originated from North America and spread elsewhere over time. Presently, any head lice seen in North America, you will more than likely be dealing with Clade B subspecies. 

How Are Head Lice Transmitted?

The large majority of head lice is transmitted through direct head-to-head contact. As a young child direct head-to-head contact is hard to avoid due to the endless sleepovers, extracurricular sports, and other activities your child might partake in. However, it is very rare for head lice to be transmitted by inanimate objects such as hats, brushes, and towels.

How Do Head Lice Survive?

Head lice are like real life vampires. For head lice to survive it must attach themselves to the scalp where they suck up blood to keep themselves alive. They can live on one’s scalp anywhere up to 30 days. However, as soon as head lice are removed from the scalp they instantly weaken and as time passes, they begin to die in 24-36 hours.

What Our Head Lice Removal Treatments Look Like in Jacksonville, FL

Our lice treatment here at Fresh Heads Lice Removal is not a one size fits all approach. This is why we offer different treatments based on what you feel comfortable with as a parent. For example, we offer a traditional comb out treatment, our AirAlle Treatment Signature, and our AirAlle Treatment Supreme. All these treatments can be found in our Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL, and Savannah, GA locations. Whichever treatment you choose, you can sleep soundly knowing your child is rid of head lice. 

Schools Without Lice.

Schools Without Lice

At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our mission is to get rid of lice in schools across the United States. We’ve partnered with the Lice Clinics of America to create the Schools Without Lice program. Through this program, we provide school nurses and teachers with free screenings, resources, and treatments. Together, we can have schools without lice!

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