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  • Head lice are small wingless insects, and are about the size of a sesame seed.
  • They feed on human blood.
  • Head lice do not live on your pets.
  • They can only live 24 hours off of the human host.
  • They leave an itchy feeling like a mosquito bite.
  • Each head louse can lay up to 10 nits (eggs) a day.
  • Daily shampooing will not prevent you from getting head lice.
  • Nits can be found anywhere on the head.
  • Children should be screened regularly for head lice.


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The National Pediculosis Association,® Inc.
A Non-Profit Organization
Serving The Public Since 1983.

2019 marks 36 years of Service.

The NPA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit volunteer organization, including scientific advisors, dedicated since 1983 to protecting children and their environment from the misuse and abuse of prescription and over-the-counter pesticide treatments for lice and scabies.
The LiceMeister comb® was developed by the NPA in 1997 to provide a higher standard for lice combing tools and a safe, cost-effective treatment alternative to pesticides. Proceeds from sales of the LiceMeister comb allow the NPA to be self-sustaining while accomplishing its mission.

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