Head Lice Information

Head lice do not discriminate towards any socioeconomic group or race, and are not related to bad health or hygiene habits.

Head Lice do not transmit disease and only feed on human scalp/blood.   They do not come from animals or pets and cannot survive on a non-human host.    Head lice need to feed every 3-4 hours.  Most will die in less than 24-36 hours of being removed from the host.

Itching of the scalp is usually the first noticeable sign.  The itching is caused by an allergic reaction to the saliva of the lice: however , 50% of people do not have this reaction 

The time between when the egg is laid and attached to the hair shaft, until the live insect dies is about 30-33 days.   A  female louse can lay 2 - 10 eggs per day.   There are approximately 5 female lice for every male louse.

Head Lice do not jump or fly, but they can crawl really fast!

Humans cannot catch nits - nits are eggs securely glued to the hair strand and do not travel.  Transmission usually occurs through direct head-to-head contact, use of the same comb or brush, sharing of hats or clothing with "hoods", sharing of hair accessories and sharing of sleeping areas.

There are between 6 and 12 million reported cases of head lice each year.   YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

Common in-home treatments can cost hundreds of dollars and many hours are spent annually (treating, cleaning, having missed school and work days) if a proper diagnosis is not determined and products are not applied properly.  JUST BUG-IN will save you time, money and frustration by diagnosing and treating any infestation.                                         Costs that cannot be calculated are the emotional stress on family and friendships, time spent cleaning, and applying product and combing.  Additionally the application of pesticides/poisons to your child or family member is always a major concern.