During our head check and treatment process we often find nits but no live louse. This concerns clients because they think that the louse was “missed”. You can have nits without a live louse. We typically see this scenario in a mild case of head lice. The female louse transfers through head-to-head contact and begins laying nits. The louse can then die of old age or be knocked out of the hair. Both of these instances would result in the finding of nits but no live bug. Adults are not missed during a treatment, they are the easiest to remove. Our thorough detailed combing method is efficient and effective and if there is an adult in your hair, our experienced technicians will find it. If you have any questions or need more information about head lice contact the Head Lice Specialist at 678-240-0042 or by visiting headlicespecialist.com.