Great friends are like glue—they stick together.

But when we say “stick together,” we don’t mean literally, to the point where you end up with head lice.

And since National Internet Friends Day is approaching, you probably can’t wait to meet all the people you’ve connected with over Instagram and Facebook!

While we’re happy for you, it’s also important that you don’t end up with uninvited guests (hint: head lice) ruining your day with friends!

That’s why you should follow these tips to prevent an infestation:

Learn More About How Lice Function

One way to prevent lice infestations is to educate yourself on how lice function. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a female louse can lay up to 8 nits per day.

Nits hatch within 6–9 days and grow into adults within a week. Lice can live off human blood for 30 days but if you take into account how many eggs female lice lay in a day, you’re dealing with hundreds of critters by the end of the month!

Don’t Put Your Head Against Your Friend’s Head

Taking selfies is great and when you have amazing friends, you want to take as many pictures with them as possible.

But those selfies come with a hefty price—in the form of head lice!

Instead, it’s better to make sure your head isn’t touching theirs. Lice cannot jump but they can crawl really fast. The one thing you want to avoid is a bloodthirsty parasite crawling into the strands of your hair.

And since most people don’t even know they have head lice (until it’s too late), it’s possible that if your friend is a victim, they aren’t aware.

Remember that it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Get Your Head Screened For Lice

The first step you can take is to go for head lice screening. This will help you figure out whether you have lice or not. If let’s say you’ve contracted a critter, a lice removal service will help you take immediate action.

You can come pay us a visit at one of our clinics. We have clinics in Brick and Freehold. In addition to head lice screening, we also offer in-home treatments and home inspection services.

We make sure to use natural methods to ensure no louse is left behind.

So, if you’re looking for lice removal services in New Jersey to remove bloodthirsty parasites from your hair, feel free to give us a call at 732-806-7717.