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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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