What do the Lice Eat?
Lice feed off small quantities of the blood of their host. This feeding causes the itching sensation. Adult lice need to feed several times a day.
If a louse gets separated (falls off, gets knocked off) from their host they can only survive a day or two before they die.
So Where do You Find Lice?
Pretty much anywhere. Head lice infestations are common and can occur anywhere in the world. Lice are a particular problem among preschool and elementary aged children (age 3 – 11).