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How long has lice been around?

Lice have been around since recorded time.

What size are adult lice?

Adult lice are about the size of a sesame seed.

 

What do lice feed off?

Lice are human parasites and need human blood to survive

How lice move

Lice cannot jump or fly….THEY CRAWL.

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How do you get head lice?

Lice are contracted through head-to-head contact with an infested person or through contact with that person’s belongings

Do they cause disease

No, lice do not cause disease at all.

Can pets transmit head lice ?

No, pets do not transmit head lice to humans or vice versa.

How quick do they lay eggs?

The female adult louse can lay 5-10 eggs (NITS) per day.

Does no imply lack of hygiene

Lice do not imply a lack of hygiene or cleanliness.

Resistant

Lice have become resistant to Permethrin and other dangerous chemicals found in most over the counter lice products.

How do you get head lice?

Lice are contracted through head-to-head contact with an infested person or through contact with that person’s belongings

Do they cause disease

No, lice do not cause disease at all.

Lice Prevention Tips

If your child has long hair, keep it pulled back in braids or pigtails.  Lice are spread through direct head to head contact.

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What to Do If Your Child Has Nits or Lice

First and foremost, try not to panic. Remember, lice are more if a nuisance than a health issue. You must remove all of the nits so they do not hatch and re-infest. .

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What to look for

Look for lice and eggs (nits) in the hot spots of the head: around the ears, the crown, and the nape of the neck.

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