Head lice can’t fly! However, they spread through direct head-to-head contact between people. That’s why they love schools and children!
Head lice are a common problem, particularly among children of primary school age. The best way to deal with or avoid a head lice infestation in your family is to know what you are up against and how to treat…
Head lice can’t swim. However during contact with water, they go into a state of suspended animation but remain firmly locked onto the hair. That’s why we can get them in pools or near the beach.
Head lice feed from the scalp up to four times a day. Once out of the hair, they won’t survive more than 2 to 3 days.
Head lice are transparent. This makes them difficult to detect in your hair. Once head lice have fed, they turn into a brown-red color.
Female head lice can lay up to 10 eggs a day. The eggs are usually found near the hair root, close to the scalp. Head lice are difficult to remove. So, the earlier you detect them, the easier you can…
Head lice have 6 legs that end in hook-shaped claws which they can use to tightly grasp the hair.
Head lice do not discriminate between short or long and clean or dirty hair. However, they are more common in washed hair.
Before using a treatment, examine the hair of each family member thoroughly, preferably in daylight. Use an anti-lice comb to check dry hair for head lice. In case head lice have been detected, it’s important to treat all family members…
No. Head lice live close to the scalp so cutting your child’s hair will not make any difference. The best you can do is to immediately treat your child. Read more about Paranix’s treatments.