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Ten Facts of Lice that You Should Know

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Updated on July 17, 2020

There is no shortage of mis-information girl scratching her head sitting on rock stairs holding laptop.about head lice. Without accurate information, you may spend a lot of wasted time trying to get rid of lice. Below are facts:

  1. No one is immune to head lice.
  2. Lice are parasites that require human blood to survive. (https://www.medicinenet.com/head_lice/article.htm)
  3. Lice are brownish, have six legs, and are wingless. (https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/head-lice-nits)
  4. Head lice infestations are NOT due to poor hygiene (https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/contagious-skin-diseases/head-lice)
  5. Lice can live for 30 days and mature bugs lay 6 to 10 eggs a day.
  6. There are 3 stages of lice development: nit (egg), nymph (baby bug), and adult louse. (http://m.findfast.org/facts-about-lice.htm)line drawing of life cycle stages of lice including egg, nymph and adult louse
  7. Head lice is the second leading cause of school absenteeism after the common cold.
  8. Lice are now dubbed “super lice” because of their resistance to chemical lice treatments.
  9. Pets can not get head lice.
  10. The overwhelming majority of head lice cases are spread through direct head-to-head contact. (https://www.webmd.com/children/ss/slideshow-lice-overview

Keep these facts in mind when figuring out your best path of lice treatment. For professional lice removal right in your own home, call LiceDoctors at 415-578-1245 in the Fairfield area. We have successfully treated over 450,000 clients and we can help you as well!