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  •  A few reminders about lice:

    * Lice do not hop or fly. They are spread by direct head to head contact. Lice is rarely spread through accessories, such as hats and scarves.

    * Lice are most commonly found behind the ears and at the nape of the neck.

    * Head lice are most active in the dark and cause the most itchiness at night.

    * Lice are not indicative of a dirty house or child. Personal hygiene has nothing to do with getting head lice.

    * Lice eggs are small, grey-white and oval shaped and are commonly called "nits". Removal of nits require a fine comb and patience.

     

    *Only persons with an active infestation should be treated.

    * Supplemental household cleaning activities are recommended to prevent re-infestation after treatment.

     

     We ask that you please do the following to help control the problem:

    -Encourage your child  to wear hair pulled back, in a ponytail or braid.

    -Check your child's head daily.

     

    Additional information can be found at:

    http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/gen_info/faqs.html