1 What are the signs of head lice infestation?

If you feel something moving on your or on your child’s scalp, this may be an indication of head lice. Other common indicators are redness and irritation on the back of the neck and/or ears.

2 Does the person with head lice have to cut his hair to remove head lice?

The person infected with head lice does not need to cut his hair to remove lice. Getting a haircut solely to remove head lice is an old-fashioned method and it may be at odds with the concerned individual’s cultural values, aesthetic preferences and climatic conditions. Nitty-Bitty Shampoo and Nitty-Bitty Lotion will be sufficient to completely get rid of lice within minutes.

3 How do head lice spread?

Head lice spread through close physical encounter. School children are particularly at risk due to constant interaction with their peers.

4 Do head lice prefer dirty and unwashed hair in particular?

Head lice can hold on to all types of hair. Still, unhygienic hair and scalp provide head lice highly favourable habitats, in terms of nutrition and shelter.

5 To whom may I consult for assistance against head lice?

Pharmacists and doctors may provide assistance with preventing and treating head lice.

6 How do I know for how long head lice have been residing in my hair?

You may find this out by calculating the distance of nits from your scalp. Nits are often left near the scalp, while human hair grows 1 centimetre (cm) per month. Thus, for instance, nits that are 2 cm away from the scalp indicate that lice have been occupying your hair for around two months.

7 Can head lice develop resistance against Nitty-Bitty formulas over time?

Nitty-Bitty products do not contain pesticides. Instead, Nitty-Bitty products shut down respiratory channels of head lice. Therefore, head lice cannot develop any form of resistance or tolerance against Nitty-Bitty.

8 How to conduct an examination for head lice?

Head lice may be detected by using fine-toothed comb under bright light. Examination should focus on back of the neck and ears. Nits may not necessarily indicate head lice invasion. Instead, moving lice should be detected to reach any definitive conclusions.

9 How do head lice reproduce?

Head lice reproduce through intersex. Their numbers may rapidly grow and turn into an invasion.

10 How to understand if your child is infested with head lice?

If your child itches his hair more than usual, this may be an indication of head lice infection. Besides, if there are redness and/or tiny wounds on the back of your child’s neck and/or ears, it may be a good idea to check for lice.

11 Do head lice couse physical pain ?

Head lice bites and discharge may cause allergic reaction in children. Besides, wounds caused by excessive itching of concerned spots may cause physical pain.

12 Do street animals contaminate head lice?

No, street animals do not contaminate head lice.

13 Could head lice live on any other body part than the scalp?

Head lice may live longer on the scalp. However, they may only survive up to 3 days outside the scalp due to lack of nutrition and habitable conditions.

14 Do head lice spread in swimming pools?

Head lice transform their active forms into passive whilst underwater. They temporarily close their respiratory channels and search for suitable hosts. Therefore, it is advisable to wear swimming hats in the pool.

15 How do head lice feed?

Head lice feed on human blood.

16 Can head lice fly?

Head lice cannot fly. However, they may quickly spread by crawling from one person’s hair to another.