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…. Knowledge is key

    • Biological name of the Head Louse, Pediculus Capitis and is One of three species that infest humans.

  • Head Lice are blood-sucking parasites, therefore depends on human blood for survival which is an interesting factor as blood types draw the head louse to a specific individual.

    • Head Lice can infest all levels of society.

    • Lice CAN NOT fly or jump.

    • Head Lice are very host specific, lice that affect humans cannot be transmitted to and from pets or other animals.

    • Infestations are difficult to treat due to the development of lice that are resistant to many existing pediculicides.

    • Awareness, Education & Control is essential.
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