How Do You Know When Lice Eggs Are Dead or Alive?


Lice eggs are also know as nits that are a sure sign of lice infestation. Even when you kill the lice eggs, they still are around in the hair strands. One way to tell if the lice egg is dead is to look at the shape of the egg. A live egg will be plump with a small bump on the top. A dead egg has the same bump on top, but the rest of the egg will be crumpled in.
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How to Know When Lice Eggs Are Dead or Alive
Head lice are parasites that can infect humans of every socioeconomic class. Their diet consists of human blood, and they lay their eggs, or nits, close to the food source to allow their young to feed as soon as they hatch. The nits will be found... More »
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1. Look very closely at a nit and observe its shape. A live nit will be plump and have a small, but visible bump on top. A hatched egg will be plump and rounded like a live egg, but
Nits (lice eggs) are very small, so it is difficult to tell if a nit
Lice eggs will be a white or cream color if they are dead. If they are alive they are a brown or black color.
My little sister gets head lice now and then from school and my mum has a spray on treatment, and you spray it all over the hair and leave it for 15minutes, and it kills all lice
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