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Can you spot the head lice on this head?

Likely Not!

Contrary to common misconception, head lice are not white!  This head shows a child who was exposed to head lice by a child likely of a different blood type.  A louse transferred to the new head, laid a few eggs (honey or black in color), fed on the new scalp and died immediately.  When those few eggs hatched, the babies fed immediately and became the new host’s blood type.  Here they are:

9 days after these babies are born, they become reproductive (very), contagious lice.  This is why it is critical to have your child’s head checked by a professional like LiceOut911, especially if you know your child has been exposed. And that is just a fact of lice!