- Head lice are tiny, wingless insects that live on the human scalp.
- Head lice cannot hop, jump or fly…they can ONLY crawl…fast.
- Head lice are primarily spread from head to head contact.
- Nits (lice eggs) are laid in the hair shaft and attach themselves securely to the hair at an angle.
- Nits are tiny, sesame seed shaped eggs that usually appear white in color. Lice are the live bugs and are difficult to spot on most
- Pets do not get or transmit head lice.
- Lice can survive for a maximum of 24 hours off the scalp.
- Chemicals are not required to remove lice and nit infestations. In fact, several recent studies report increasing resistance
to commonly used pesticide treatment products.
- If all lice and nits are not removed from the head it is likely that your child will become re-infested.