*What are lice?
are small wingless parasitic insects that infest the hair on the
head and live off of tiny amounts of blood they consume by biting
*What are the symptoms of lice?
first symptoms are itching and/or scratching in the area of the body
where the lice feed. Itching the nape of the neck or around the ears
may indicate lice. Upon close inspection of the scalp, eggs can be
*Who can be infected by lice?
become infected. Lice are easily transmitted from person to person
during direct contact and infestations are frequently found in
*What are nits?
Sometimes head lice are called nits,
although nits are the shells of the lice eggs after hatching.
*How does lice spread?
are easily transmitted from person to person during direct contact.
Lice can spread when an infected person shares their comb, brush or
*If one person in my family has lice, do I need to treat
Perform a check on everyone and only treat those who have signs of
*Can lice jump, hop, or fly from person to person?
lice do not jump, hop, or fly, they crawl.
*Can my dog or cat catch lice?
does not affect animals.