• Lice are tiny 6-legged blood sucking parasites.
  • The female louse lays her eggs (nits) by gluing them to the hair shaft.
  • A female louse can produce approximately 140 eggs in her lifetime.
  • Eggs (nits) hatch in 7-10 days.
  • A newly hatched louse is called a nymph and is the size of a pinhead.
  • The life expectancy of a louse is approximately 30 days.