The 411 on lice

The head louse, or Pediculus humanus capitis, is a parasitic insect that can be found on the head and, more rarely, 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.

Learning all you can about lice – and fast – will help your family get through this ordeal quickly. We’ve gathered all the important information you need to know. But if we haven’t answered your questions, don’t hesitate to call our hotline. We’re here to help.