Lice Facts

Head Lice, also known as Pediculosis capitis, are tiny insects that live only on the scalp of human heads. They feed and survive on human blood only and live on the head because the blood runs closer to the surface here, as opposed to anywhere else on the body. The itching some people get is not from the little critters crawling around, nor is it from the eggs/nits. The itching is caused by the tiny bites the Lice leave behind when they feeds off the head. Head Lice spread mostly from head to head contact and they do not fly or jump. You do not get Head Lice from being dirty. Head lice actually prefer a clean head because it is easier for the bug to move through the hair and attach their eggs to the hair shaft.

It is believed that Head Lice have been around since the beginning of time, dating all the way back to the Egyptians. These parasites do not come from the dirt, through the air, or in the water. They are born and bred through other Head Lice. The blood sucking parasites do not come from animals and do not live anywhere on the human body other than the head. It is estimated by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) that six to twelve million citizens contract head lice each year The numbers are staggering and disturbing. Center of Disease Control

Head Lice, also known as Pediculosis capitis, are tiny insects that live only on the scalp of human heads. They feed and survive on human blood only and live on the head because the blood runs closer to the surface here, as opposed to anywhere else on the body. The itching some people get is not from the little critters crawling around, nor is it from the eggs/nits. The itching is caused by the tiny bites the Lice leave behind when they feeds off the head. Head Lice spread mostly from head to head contact and they do not fly or jump. You do not get Head Lice from being dirty. Head lice actually prefer a clean head because it is easier for the bug to move through the hair and attach their eggs to the hair shaft.

It is believed that Head Lice have been around since the beginning of time, dating all the way back to the Egyptians. These parasites do not come from the dirt, through the air, or in the water. They are born and bred through other Head Lice. The blood-sucking parasites do not come from animals and do not live anywhere on the human body other than the head. It is estimated by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) that six to twelve million citizens contract head lice each year The numbers are staggering and disturbing. Center of Disease Control

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