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Nothing Is Too tiny— To make a great big mess, Still… Nothing Is Too terrible— If it comes from Hashem’s address, Itching to hear all about it? Introducing Mrs. Sara Shaindel Hamburger of Brooklyn, veteran nit-checker.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

How does a monthly nit check prevent infestation?

Let’s quickly discuss how you “catch nits.” A louse (“lice” is plural, one is called a “louse”) crawls onto your head. It lays hundreds of little eggs, called nits. The nits grow for five to seven days, until they hatch. Now you have tiny baby lice. These baby lice grow for another five to seven days until they start laying nits of their own. And so, the cycle continues. The earlier we stop the cycle, the better. I see a dramatic difference between the number of cases found in schools with monthly check and schools with semi-annual checks.

 

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