Basic Lice Facts

At Ditch The Itch, we believe education is the best method for prevention...  Here are some Lice facts:

 

  • Head lice are parasites that feed off human blood to live.

 

  • Head lice do not carry any illness or disease.

 

  • Head lice don't fly or hop, they crawl quickly through the hair.

 

  • A louse can survive up to 30 days on a person's head.

 

  • A female louse can lay up to 10 eggs a day.

 

  • A female louse can fertilize their own eggs.

 

  • Head lice cannot travel to other parts of your body.

 

  • Head lice are usually found behind the ears & the nape of the neck.

 

  • Head lice is not related to a person's hygene or their environment.

 

  • Head lice cannot live on your pet. 

 

  • Kids ages 3 to 11 get lice the most.

 

>> Over the counter lice treatments DO NOT kill nymphs or eggs.

Informational Links: 

 

Center for Disease Control, CDC Lice Information Website with valuable information regading lice, the different types, how to identify them and temporary remedies until you can reach professional help.

 

NASN School Guidelines are provided to help you understand the policies in place for most school districts and their handling of a case of Head Lice.

 

San Diego County Dept of Education has put out this informative online pamphlet to help give some additional backgorund on the origin & potential sources of contracting Head Lice.

 

Contact Us

Phone:

909-644-5153

 

Redlands:

414 Tennessee Street Suite X

Redlands, CA

92373

 

Upland:

869 E. Foothill Blvd

Ste. M, Upland CA

91786

 

Email: ditchin.the.itch@gmail.com

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