• Head lice are small and wingless, varying in size from 1/16" to 1/8" (about the size of a sesame seed).Head Lice Picture
  • Eggs look like very small grains of rice and hatch in 7-10 days.
  • Lice feed on blood every 3-6 hours. The primary symptom of infestation is itching.
  • Eggs are firmly attached to the hair shaft.
  • Females can lay up to 10 eggs a day, over 100 in their lifetime.
  • If dislodged from the hair shaft and host, eggs die within 2 weeks.
  • Off the scalp, adult head lice rarely survive beyond 36 hours.
  • Head lice can infest anyone and prefer clean hair.Head Lice w Ruler
  • Head lice are more of a nuisance than a health hazard.
  • Head lice do not fly or jump. They are passed through direct contact.
  • You cannot give head lice to your pets or get it from your pets.
  • The National Pediculosis Association estimates that as many as 12 million cases of lice occur each year.
  • Lice move quickly and shy away from light (such as during a head check).