Head lice and nits, parents are usually not prepared for this. It often puts parents into a panic mode on how to effectively and quickly get rid of this infestation. What parents are looking for is efficacious and safe treatment for getting rid of head lice and its eggs. NYDA not only kills head lice but also gets rid of the eggs (commonly known as nits). If a head lice treatment cannot kill eggs, it will be difficult to get rid of recurring lice infestation. Therefore, it is important to choose the right treatment that gets rid of both lice, its eggs (nits). With a highly efficacious and yet safe head lice treatment like NYDA, you are killing it all from head lice to eggs. NYDA works through a physical mode of action that suffocates both the eggs and head lice.

 

Do pets get head lice?

Head lice cannot be “caught” from pets and cannot survive on pets. They are strictly a parasite of humans and require all and only human blood for survival.

 

How can I tell if the eggs (nits) are dead or alive?

New eggs are attached to the hair shaft very close to the scalp. Eggs that still contain a louse embryo are brownish in color, while the empty egg shells are white to grey. As the hair grow approximately 1cm a month, eggs that are about 1cm from the scalp are more than likely to have already hatched or to contain a dead embryo. It is best to remove anything suspicious so not to further infect anyone.

 

How are lice spread?

Head lice do not jump or fly. Head lice live only on human beings and can be transmitted by direct contact with people who have head lice when direct hair to air contact occurs. Only in very rare cases they are transmitted by inanimate objects such as combs, hats, clothing or bedding. The spread of lice does not have to do with cleanliness or hygiene, and any child or adult who is exposed can get head lice. Notify your child’s teacher or school nurse if your child has head lice, and don’t forget to also inform other close contact persons.

 

Do I have to spray my furniture and bedding?

Head lice are human parasites and require human blood to survive. They are not environmental pests so pesticide sprays for furniture and bedding are unnecessary. Vacuuming is the safest and best way to remove the lice or fallen hairs with attached eggs from upholstered furniture, rugs, stuffed animals and cars.

 

Do I have to treat everyone in the house?

Use the NYDA® comb to check everyone. If lice and eggs have been detected you will also need to treat them so the lice can be eradicated and you don’t cause any further infestation.

 

How do you treat head lice from school at home?

Homes or schools don’t get head lice – people do! Head lice are human parasites and require human blood to survive. Vacuuming is the safest and best way to remove lice or fallen hairs with attached eggs from upholstered furniture, rugs, stuffed animals or car seats – wherever someone with head lice may have rested their head. Pesticide sprays are not warranted and may pose personal and environmental hazards.

 

Where do head lice come from?

Head lice do not come out of the sky or the ground. They are human parasites and have probably been here since the beginning of time. Desiccated (dried up) head lice and their eggs (nits) have even been found on the hair and scalps of Egyptian mummies.

 

Do head lice jump or fly?

Head lice do not hop or jump. Nor do they have wings, so they cannot fly either.