What Does Head Lice Look Like?

adult louse holding on to strands of hair

Checking for head lice can be a tough task. If you think you or someone in your home has head lice, knowing what to look for can make all the difference. If your head begins to itch it can be beneficial to know if lice or another problem. Let’s go over what head lice look…

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What to Do if There is a Lice Outbreak at Your School

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School has been back in session for a while now and along with it head lice outbreaks. Head lice return to school just like your children every year and can wreak havoc on your children’s classroom. If there is a lice outbreak at your school, there is plenty you can do to prevent an infestation.…

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Can Lice Spread in Swimming Pools?

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Summer is in full swing and that means lots of family fun days in the pool. Gathering with friends and family to cool off from the summer heat can be just what is needed. But when head lice infestations begin to spread, is swimming worth the risk? Can lice spread in swimming pools? Does Pool…

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Can You Get Head Lice if You’re Bald?

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No hair should mean no head lice right? Head lice are extremely small, only 2-3 mm. Lice lay their eggs at the base of the hair follicle as close to the scalp as possible. The adult lice spend their time hanging out feeding off the scalp. Without hair, you would think no head lice could…

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Does Bleaching Your Hair Kill Head Lice?

It seems like a great idea at first. You’ve read the list of aggressive sounding chemicals on the back of the box, and you think to yourself ‘this has to work’. Unfortunately bleaching your hair just isn’t enough to take care of a head lice infestation.  Using Bleach to Kill Head Lice For years people…

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Can Head Lice Make You Sick?

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Head lice are concern enough without having to worry about getting sick. Many have heard horror stories of those with head lice contracting infections and falling ill. The truth is head lice do not carry disease. Head lice cannot make you sick, but there is another way you can fall ill as a result of…

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Are There Different Species of Head Lice?

louse on penny

There are three different species of lice that can be found on the human body. Head lice that can be found above the shoulders. Body lice that can be found on chest hair, armpits, and clothing. Lastly crab lice that can be found in the pubic area. This and the recurrence of head lice can…

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Can Your Pets Get Head Lice?

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We’ve all been there, worrying about the rest of our household getting lice once one member has it. But what about our pets? Can they get head lice too? If head lice spread so easily from person to person what is to stop them from spreading to your beloved animals? That leaves the long-asked question:…

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Why Get a Professional Head Lice Treatment?

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Having head lice is no one’s idea of fun but getting rid of lice can be a worse job to tackle. One quick internet search will leave you further confused with all kinds of ideas on how to best treat head lice. Everyone has their own idea on the best DIY lice treatment. Store shelves…

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Summer Head Lice Prevention Tips

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Summer is here, and we can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the weather. Most assume head lice only spike during the school season, but the truth is head lice enjoy all times of year. Sports, summer camps, and weather make the summer a perfect time for head lice to thrive. We’ve put together a…

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