Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are lice?
Head lice are tiny, sesame seed size blood-sucking parasites. Lice are wingless, they have six legs with claws designed to lock onto human hair. They can be difficult to see. Lice eggs, called nits, are glued to hair close to the scalp and can be even harder to see.
Q: How do you get lice?
Q: Who gets lice?
Head lice do not discriminate! They are not an indicator of poor hygiene. They affect children across all income levels, classes, and cleanliness. Lice can survive underwater for up to 6 hours, even kids who bathe regularly are vulnerable. Fortunately, lice don’t carry diseases.