• How Lice Move Heading

    - Lice move from person to person by direct contact with the hair of an infested person

     

    - Lice can move rapidly, within seconds, from one head to another with physical contact

     

    -Lice cannot jump or fly. They have no hind legs or wings

     

    -Shared items such as hats or combs allow lice to be transported from one person to another. Shared carpeting or bedding also allows transportation

     

    -Head lice can survive approximately 48 hours without a human host

     

    -Pets do not get or transport lice