Head Hunters Lice Specialist

You, Me, and Lice: How other Cultures Deal with Head Lice

You, Me and LICE

      From us here in America, to our friends across the world, head lice find a way to make an impact on all cultures. Egyptian culture, Indian culture and one that is falsely claimed to be the “garlic’’ to the blood thirsty culprit, African culture.

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An ancient lice comb estimated to be thousands of years old.

Head lice has been around for thousands of years dating as far back as...

Comb it Out! : How to Combat the Modern Louse

Lice are highly evolved and very evasive creatures. Without a proper treatment method they are very difficult to eliminate.
Lice are highly evolved and very evasive creatures. Without a proper treatment method they can be very difficult to eliminate.

So, you have a case of head lice. What now? Basically, you have 3 choices in how to handle the infestation.

  1. You can put pesticides on the scalp and hair with an over-the-counter treatment.
  2. You can make an appointment with your doctor/pediatrician to get a prescription...

Dispelling Myths: Head Lice VS Other Pests

Head Lice VS Other Pests

Insect anatomy. Sticker  head human louse. Pediculus humanus capitis. Sketch of louse. louse Design for coloring book. hand-drawn louse. Vector illustration
Other bugs are often mistaken for head lice or the characteristics of other pests are often attributed to head lice. Head lice only inhabit the human head and only have the ability to crawl.

There is much misinformation and confusion surrounding head lice and other similar pests. Much of this misinformation comes from confusing the characteristics of common parasites with...

Have you ever Noticed that One Child just Never seems to get Head Lice?

Have you ever Noticed that One Child just Never seems to get Head Lice?

Different blood types are typically the reason that not all family members will get lice.
Different blood types are typically the reason that not all family members will get lice. Lice have a hard time spreading to a person with a different blood type than the original host.

 

Head lice are a human parasite that invade our hair and nourish on our blood. Although they feed on our blood, fortunately they do not...

How did my Child get Head Lice?

How did my Child get Head Lice?

Head lice spreads through head to head contact 99% of the time.
Children have many instances of head to head contact on a daily basis that they may not even notice. Children often lack the concept of “personal space”.

Did you know head lice can reach any family regardless of cleanliness, social status or personal hygiene? Despite the fact anyone can get head lice, they seem to still have a strong social stigma associated with...

What steps do I need to take if my child has lice?

Discovering an infestation can be overwhelming and highly stress inducing. However, lice is a much more manageable problem than you may think.
Discovering an infestation can be overwhelming and  stress inducing. However, lice is a much more manageable problem than you may think.

Step 1: Don’t panic.

Head lice happens, and it’s okay! There are an estimated 6 to 12 million cases of head lice each year among children age 3 – 11. Having head lice is an incredibly common experience that most people will encounter at some point or another in...