All About Lice

The Facts & Fiction of Lice

Facts

Head Lice:

  • are parasites which feed on the blood of human scalps only
  • have been around for millennia
  • transfer by crawling from head to head
  • prefer clean hair because it is easier to attach
  • infest most families at least once
  • are a nuisance but no reason to panic
  • spread through children and teenagers, primarily
  • are able to be eradicated through proper treatment

Head Lice Do Not:

  • jump or fly
  • spread disease
  • burrow or infest your home, bedding, furniture, carpet, stuffed animals or car
  • discriminate based on socioeconomic factors
  • affect your pets or animals

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