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Head Lice

Head Lice

Head Lice

Nits:
Head lice eggs are called nits

Color:Yellow to white
Size:0.8mm by 0.3mm

Nymph:

Color:Yellow to rust-colored
Size:Variable but about the size of a pinhead

Adult:

Color:Rust
Size:The size of a pinhead. The female louse is larger than the male

Nits:
Head lice eggs are called nits. They are located close to the scalp because they require body heat for incubation.

Nymph:
Close to the scalp, especially behind the ears and at the neckline.

Adult:

Close to the scalp, especially behind the ears and at the neckline.

Head lice are adapted to live on the scalp of humans and do not voluntary leave the head, as this is where the food is, and the temperature and humidity is just right. A head lice that “falls” off the hair will typically be ill or dying. The probability of finding their way back to a head and re-establishing is very unlikely.

Head lice stay alive by feeding on blood from the human scalp.

There are several species of lice, with only certain species relying on human hosts viz: Bird lice, Head lice and Body lice.

Lice can be a nuisance, ADH reports shows that head lice do not transmit disease and are not considered a public health threat.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lice are not known to transmit any disease, and are, therefore, not a public health hazard. However, head lice infestations do requirement treatment and can be prevented. Follow these principles in your treatment plan:

  • Check everyone in the family using a good quality lice removal comb. Avoid pesticide-based shampoos.
  • Use a fine-toothed, good quality metal comb.
  • Vacuum carpets and padded furniture to remove hairs with attached nits and any lice that crawl off the infested person.
  • Put bed linens, pillows, stuffed animals and similar items in a dryer for 30 minutes on high heat to kill both live lice and nits.
  • If a louse comes off the head and is left behind on a pillow, head rest, or hat, the louse may infect another person who places their head in that area. Vacuuming will catch these escapees.

Don’t treat family pets for lice with insecticidal shampoo. It is potentially harmful (to both humans and pets). Lice cannot live on pets, so there is no reason to fear that lice may be hiding on your dog, cat or guinea pig. 

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