The facts

Pediculus humanus capitis, is a parasitic insect that can be found on the head and, in rare cases, the eyebrows and eyelashes of people.
Head lice feed on human blood several times a day and live close to the scalp to maintain their body temperature.


These are lice eggs laid by the adult female louse at the base of the hair shaft near the scalp. The eggs are firmly
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A nymph is the immature louse that has recently hatched from the egg. Nymphs look like adult lice, but are smaller.
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The fully grown adult louse is about the size of a sesame seed, has six legs, and is tan to grayish-white in colour.
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