Thursday, June 08, 2006


Head lice are parasites that live in peoples hair. There movements throughout your head leaves it feeling itchy. Some lice suck and others chew; the human head louse is a sucking louse. Some lice are white and some are brown, they have short mouths called stylets, they use their stylets to stick into human's skelps. Head lice are very tiny, they are no bigger than the head of a pin. Adult head lice lay around 6 eggs every day, either one by one, or in a group. They produce a adehesive substance that sticks the eggs, or nits to hair. Human head lice survive off blood. They stick their stylets into the skelp of the human host and suck blood several times a day. The whole life of a head louse is only about a month long.


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