Head Lice Facts And Myths

When it comes to head lice, there is plenty of misinformation out there. It’s important to separate head lice facts from fiction and make informed treatment decisions for your family.

Myth: Head lice are attracted to people with poor hygiene. 

Fact: Head lice are attracted to blood, so it doesn’t matter how clean your head is. Lice do not discriminate when it comes to cleanliness. 

Myth: Head lice can jump from person to person.

Fact: Lice can’t fly, jump or burrow. They can only crawl. They are often transmitted via head-to-head contact or through shared items like hats and hair brushes.

Myth: Head lice spread disease.

Fact: There’s no denying head lice are annoying. But they do not spread any known disease. 

Myth: You can get head lice from pets.

Fact: Head lice only affect humans. You can not catch them from your pet. 

Myth: Insecticide is the most effective head lice treatment.

Fact: Lice have grown increasingly resistant to insecticides in over-the-counter and prescription products. Not only that, these types of products can be potentially carcinogenic to children. All natural treatments are safer and more effective.