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A Quick Head Lice History

Head Louse History For as long as mankind, Homo sapiens, has been around, head lice have been there living with us – and on us! Sometimes called “heirloom parasites” by scientists because not only have head lice been with us for millions of years, they’re ours and ours alone; no other animal suffers from the dreaded nits. Lucky them. To …

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What Are Head Lice?

Head lice (singular: head louse) are small insects that don’t have wings and live by drinking blood from your scalp. Kids in particular have problems with them, thanks to them being difficult to get rid of, small, easy to spread, and spectacularly annoying. The good news that is lice aren’t dangerous: while they leave itchy bite marks on the scalp, …