- Head lice only live in hair and occasionally eyebrows and eyelashes.
- Head lice can survive up to 30 days on a human. Their eggs can live for more than 2 weeks.
- Lice on scalp and clothing may be difficult to see, unless the infestation is heavy. If you see something moving, it's called a louse.
- If your child's school sends out a notice of a lice outbreak...drink a bottle of wine!
Did you know that head lice is more likely to be found in clean hair? Yes, it is true. For all of you parents out there who pride themselves in the nightly baths their children take...you are actually a louse's dream come true. Since my children are lucky to wash their hair once a week...this is actually a great line of defense for keeping lice away!
So here I sit, scratching my scalp as I write about lice. So far I have not been able to see any signs of nits in my children's hair...but it doesn't mean I will stop looking. I might pick up a box of RID (just in case)...and I have washed all of our sheets and towels. I am praying we will be spared of any infestations...and my husband's team can grow their playoff beards. However, would I be over-reacting if I purchased each of my children a pet monkey?