The Life Cycle of Lice

Knowing about the life cycle of lice can help you identify in which phase the lice are and how easy it will be to exterminate it. 

The life cycle of the head louse has three stages: egg, nymph, and adult. Lice eggs are also called nits. They are hard to see, and they can be confused for dandruff because of how small it is. They are usually laid by the female and are placed at the base of the hair near the scalp. They can be hard to identify because they are 0.8 mm by 0.3 mm. They usually have a white or yellowish color that makes it easy to think it’s dandruff or any dirt. These eggs take one week to hatch and then becomes a nymph. 

Nymphs are about the size of a pinhole, and they tend to be more visible because of their dull yellowish color. Their size is roughly about 1.1 and 1.3 millimeters, and they take about 9 to 12 days to become adult lice. Adult lice don’t tend to grow larger than 2 mm, and they live from three to four weeks. 

As long as there is a viable feeding option, an adult louse can live up to 30 days in a human’s scalp. Females hatch up to six eggs daily, which makes it hard to get rid of if you do not take care of it correctly. 

Get Rid of Lice With Bug Adieu’s Help

Now that you are aware of the life cycle of lice, you must take measures to get rid of it immediately. If you do not take quick action, you are running the risk of even more lice living in your scalp, which can lead to irritation due to the scratching. 

Bug Adieu offers lice removal services for whenever you are struggling with annoying lice. We offer discreet at-home services, and you won’t have to worry about lice once you book your appointment. 

Get a full lice removal service in the comfort of your own home with the help of our team at Bug Adieu. Contact us now and let us get rid of the annoying lice that are keeping you from doing your normal activities. 

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