The Lice Wizard
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Facts of Lice

 




Prevention & Control

Avoid head to head (hair-to hair) contact during play and other activities at home, school, and elsewhere (sports activities, playground, slumber parties, camp)

Do not share clothing such as hats, scarves, coats, sports uniforms, hair ribbons, or barrettes.

Do not share combs, brushes, or towels. Disinfest combs and brushes used by an infested person by soaking them in hot water ( at least 130ºF) for 5-10 minutes. 

Vacuum the floor and furniture, particularly where the infested person sat or lay.

Use the Lice Wizard Household Spray on anything that may have come in contact with the lice.

Add a small amount of The Lice Wizard laundry additive to clothes that may be infested. 

Facts Of Lice 

Fact # 1 - Lice cannot jump or fly! They are wingless creatures and are only able to crawl through the hair on a person’s head.  However, they are able to crawl at a fairly quick rate and like to avoid light.

Fact # 2 - Lice cannot survive long off a human host.  A head louse feeds every 2 to 3 hours and cannot live off a host for more than 48 hours.

Fact # 3 - Lice and nits do not live on dogs, cats, or any other household pets.  They only feed on human blood. 

Fact # 4 - Lice prefer clean hair over dirty hair because they are able to better maneuver around the head more easily.

Fact #5 - A female head louse can lay 3 to 8 eggs a day or up to 300 eggs in her lifetime.  This is why meticulous nit-picking is extremely important in order to prevent re-infestations!

Fact # 6 - Children get lice from other children through head to head contact or by sharing hats, scarves, brushes, or hair fasteners.

Fact # 7 - Head lice is almost as common as a cold.  An estimated 12 million people contract lice infestations each year.

Fact # 8 - Nits are tiny. Think of a knot in a thread–that’s how tiny we’re talking.  People often confuse them with hairspray droplets, gel, or dandruff.

Fact # 9 - Hair products, such as hairsprays and gels will NOT prevent or treat a lice infestation, nor do they prevent nits from sticking to the hair shaft.

Fact # 10 - Kerosene and gasoline should NEVER be used in killing lice and will actually harm your child more! They are extremely flammable and poisonous! Safety first, people
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