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March 9, 2023
Can Cold Kill Lice?

The cold season creeps in, and it’s time for coats and hats at school. While you may think cold temperatures are likely to kill lice, it’s the opposite. In contrast, lice infestations increase during winter, thanks to bulky warm clothes that act as a carrier for these pesky parasites.  Lice are tiny, parasitic insects that […]

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March 2, 2023
How Do I Remove Lice Eggs?

What are lice eggs? Nits are lice eggs deposited by the adult female head louse at the base of the hair shaft closest to the scalp. Nits are oval-shaped, small, and difficult to see. They are often mistaken for dandruff, small debris, hair care product residue, or scabs. Nits are usually yellow or white. However, […]

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February 23, 2023
How Can You Tell if You Have Lice?

Itchy, scratchy scalp? It’s time to check for lice! Lice are small, wingless insects that feed off human blood and live on the scalp. They lay and attach their eggs to human hair follicles and are highly contagious, especially among school-age children. Several tell-tell signs and symptoms can indicate a lice infestation.  In this article, […]

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February 16, 2023
How Many Lice Are Usually Found on a Head?

Head lice are tiny parasites that feed off human blood from the scalp. They cling to human hair follicles and are spread by head-to-head contact. Head lice are easily spread, and infestations can move from household to household, riding on clothing and linens. Lice often spread between school-age children, who may often hug or play […]

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February 9, 2023
What does a lice bite look like?

Do you notice an itchy, raised bite on your skin or scalp but aren’t sure what insect caused it? We’ve got you covered! Lice are tiny parasites that grow to be the size of a sesame seed. Head lice live on your head, attaching themselves to the hair shaft. The most common places for lice […]

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February 2, 2023
Where Do Lice Come From?

We’ve all heard of or experienced these creepy crawlies that seem to prey on classrooms and group activities, but where do lice actually come from? And, how can we help avoid them from spreading? A louse is a parasite that commonly attaches itself to your hair and feeds on human blood. Creepy, right? These parasites […]

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January 26, 2023
How do you tell if you have lice by yourself?

Lice are a common problem in schools and daycare centers. Head lice live on the scalp and feed on blood. Lice can be spread by direct contact or by sharing clothing or bedding, so you can likely get lice from your kids. If you suspect that you have lice, your first step is to check […]

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January 18, 2023
Can adults get lice?

When we think of lice, we often think about our kids and how to keep them from getting the nasty pests. But lice don’t discriminate; as long they can feed on blood, any scalp will do, regardless of age, race, or hygiene habits. Anyone can get lice. It’s merely a question of whether they are […]

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January 11, 2023
Can lice fly or jump?

Creepy Crawlers Given the infectious nature of lice, you'd think they'd leap enormous distances to travel from head to head. How else could they spread so quickly? But, believe it or not, head lice DO NOT JUMP! But be cautious! Even though lice do not leap, they are quite fast. When lice decide to infest […]

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January 5, 2023
How can schools help prevent lice outbreaks?

Lice are a common problem for school-age children and their parents. Unfortunately, there is no sure way to completely prevent head lice from spreading from person to person. However, you can help prevent lice outbreaks in your child's school by following some simple tips. Check your kids (and yourself) for lice occasionally. One of the […]

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December 29, 2022
Here's Why Leaving Head Lice Untreated is a Bad Idea

Lice are usually considered harmless due to them being known not to carry disease, but leaving them untreated could lead to consequences that are far more detrimental than one would expect. Let’s look at the effects of head lice infestation left untreated long-term and the consequences. Let’s also discuss what you can do to treat […]

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December 21, 2022
How lice spread when the family gets together

The holidays are upon us, and it’s almost time to entertain relatives and friends in your home once again. But with the quality time visiting relatives and the kids’ sleepovers comes a risk you wouldn’t expect. Through close contact, lice can easily crawl from one head to another, or from one’s head to the furniture, […]

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December 15, 2022
Can you feel the lice?

There are instances where a lice infestation can be felt and others where it cannot. In cases where the lice can be felt, one feels them crawling on their heads. It is important to note that the feeling of a louse crawling on one's head triggers a sensation of something tickling the head, thus discomfort. […]

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December 8, 2022
How do you avoid getting lice?

Lice, the terror that could be lurking on the scalps of the people you love; they're tiny, itchy, and everywhere. But you don't have to let them get the best of you! Let’s talk about these tiny pests and how to avoid getting lice in your hair. What are lice? Lice are tiny insects that […]

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December 1, 2022
What causes head lice in your hair?

Head lice are tiny insects that live in hair and are very contagious. Although there are hundreds of different types of head lice, all species look the same to the naked eye: tiny, brownish insects with six legs and short antennae. Lice feed on human blood and can cause itching, irritation, and frustration for you […]

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November 3, 2022
What Lice Look Like: (Lice Color, Size, and More)

Humans may be infested with three varieties of lice: head lice, body lice, and pubic lice. Head lice are the most common, affecting around 12 million Americans yearly. It is the second most prevalent childhood ailment in the United States, second only to the common cold. Head lice only live in human hair and don’t […]

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October 31, 2022
Will I Ever Get Rid of My Child's Lice?

You have treated your child for head lice several times. You've done everything the experts have said, and your child has lice for the fourth time. You are frustrated and hate doing the treatment and the exhaustive combing. You hoped you had gotten rid of the lice for good. Now you ask yourself, Will I […]

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September 8, 2022
September is National Head Lice Prevention Month

Head lice infestations can occur at any time of the year. Still, the problem becomes considerably worse when children return to school. Head lice is an irritating problem that is more prevalent than one may expect. Fortunately, there are steps people may take to prevent and treat head lice! How do you prevent lice in […]

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August 16, 2022
Why does my child keep getting lice?

The basics about lice Lice are tiny insects that reside in hair, bite, and multiply swiftly, depositing up to 10 eggs per day. And lice don't discriminate! Anyone may get lice, regardless of age, economic status, ethnicity, or gender. Fortunately, contrary to common belief, lice do not transfer disease, but they do itch! Lice are […]

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August 16, 2022
Hairstyles That Help Prevent Head Lice

Head lice are something you don't want to deal with because they are uncomfortable and messy. If your child has head lice, know that you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 6 to 12 million children get head lice every year in the U.S. The itching […]

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July 11, 2022
Fact or Fiction: Does Hair Dye Kill Head Lice?

If you have ever had to deal with head lice, you know it's no fun. These tiny, wingless, parasitic insects are notorious for spreading from person to person and leaving your head itchy and scratchy while they feast on your scalp. Head lice can be an unpleasant thing for both children and adults. When they […]

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July 6, 2022
Do Nits Still Hatch If They Fall Out of the Hair?

Approximately 6-12 million head lice infestations are reported annually in the United States. Most infestations occur in children aged 3 to 11, primarily because of being in close quarters at school and children’s tendency to “share” things such as hats and brushes. This means if you have kids, you will likely have a run-in with […]

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June 28, 2022
How to Make Nit Combing Easier

It happened. Your child came home from school with a note that one of their classmates has head lice. So you frantically start checking your child’s head and find that they have head lice too. Nit combing is an important part of the lice treatment process. To successfully eliminate lice by combing, you need a […]

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June 22, 2022
Have you met Super Lice Man?

No matter your age, gender, or socioeconomic status, dealing with lice is no fun. Even the most resilient people have a hard time struggling with lice. But there is hope. Say goodbye to all those frustrations and feelings of helplessness. Licefreee—the over-the-counter lice removal that uses safe and natural ingredients with no pesticides involved—has a […]

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June 8, 2022
Rubbing Alcohol for Head Lice: Does It Work?

When you Google,  "Can rubbing alcohol kill lice?" you get conflicting answers. Some say yes, others say no. Some tell you to do a daily soak in the nasty stuff, while others ask you to buy tons of chemical products at the pharmacy. It is time to clear up the common misconceptions and questions about […]

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May 31, 2022
Home Remedies for Head Lice: Do They Work?

If you experience itching and look at your head, you might see many tiny parasites living in your hair and laying their eggs there. Millions of people are affected by head lice infestations every year. Although commercial products help with this condition, most contain pesticides as active ingredients. Thus, many people—especially parents—tend to use home […]

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May 24, 2022
Can Hair Straighteners Kill Lice and Nits?

If you have ever dealt with an infestation of head lice, you know that these lice are not exactly pleasant. They are difficult to remove, and everyone in your household will need to be treated to eradicate them. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), head lice are tiny insects that live […]

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May 17, 2022
5 Common Myths About Head Lice

Head lice are pests that have plagued humankind for generations. Even though we do not like to admit it, most people feel nauseated when thinking of head lice. They make us think of dirty hair and people who are generally not very careful about hygiene. All parents fear head lice—that dreaded infestation that's as hard […]

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May 3, 2022
16 Prevention Tips To Get Your Home Lice-FREE Today

Head lice are the worst. Everyone hates itchy scalps. They are disgusting, and it can be a hassle to get rid of them. Today, there are ways to prevent lice infestation and you can easily find proper treatment. To get rid of head lice, you need to treat your hair and your entire home, including […]

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May 3, 2022
Head Lice: Are they contagious and How to deal with them?

You have an itchy, scaly scalp and you find eggshell-colored nits in your hair. If so, chances are you or someone you know is dealing with head lice. But not everyone who has lice suffers from these symptoms. That's why we need to arm ourselves with information about lice. The mention of the term "head […]

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