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 cannot fly or hop like fleas, but they can crawl very 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 can often be found behind the ears and at the nape of the neck.
~ Head lice is not related to the cleanliness of the person or their environment.
~ Head lice cannot live on your pet.
~ Kids ages 3 to 11 get lice the most.
~ Over the counter lice removal treatments DO NOT kill nymphs or eggs.