Lice: Questions and Answers

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).

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