Facts about lice:
*A single bug is called a louse.
*2 or more bugs are called lice.
*lice have 6 legs that are used to hold on to hair and crawl on the scalp.
*The life span of a louse is approximately 30 days on a human head and 2 days if not on a human head.
*Head lice is spread through close contact with a persons head or personal belongings such as helmets, hats, pillows, brushes, ect.
*6 to 12 million us children get head lice each year.
*Head lice feed by sucking the blood from a human head.
Myths about Lice
*Lice fly and jump from person to person. (No, lice only crawl)
*Dog's and cat's get head lice. (No, only humans get head lice)
*A person is dirty if they get head lice. (No, personal hygene has nothing to do with head lice. Lice love clean heads)
*Mayonnaise, tea tree oil, and lotion all kill lice. (No, none of these items kill lice. The key to getting rid of lice is to remove it from the head)
*Putting a plastic bag on your head will smother and kill lice. (No, you cannot smother lice as they can hold thier breathe for hours)
*Lice carry diseases. (No, do not carry diseases. Lice can cause excessive itching which can lead to a secondary skin infection)