Back to school is a busy time for parents - and head lice. It’s understandable why head lice cases increase in August and September, as children are returning to school after spending months at camp, daycare and other kids' homes. There is plenty of opportunity...

As common as head lice are, few people understand what they are and how to prevent them. For example, did you know that lice have nothing to do with being clean? This myth continues to persist, even though it's completely false. Unfortunately, some people still...

FAQ's

WHAT ARE HEAD LICE?

Head lice are tiny six legged insects that are blood sucking parasites.They live on the scalp of humans.

WHERE DO HEAD LICE COME FROM?

The evidence for head lice goes back many centuries. Lice was named as the third plague in the Old Testament of the Bible. The shell casings for lice have been found on Egyptian mummies.

HOW DO WE GET LICE?

In the majority of cases, head lice is passed with head to head contact. A smaller number of cases are passed through brushes and combs and sharing hats. Lice don’t like to leave their food supply unless a warm head is waiting for them.

DOES GETTING HEAD LICE MEAN I’M DIRTY?

Head lice actually prefer clean hair! It’s more difficult for them to lay eggs on greasy or dirty hair.