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How to Check for Lice

How to Check for Lice


Under a bright light, part your child’s hair and watch for movement as lice will quickly travel away from the light. Using a nit comb, start at the scalp and work your way to the end of your child’s hair. It may help to drape a cloth or towel across your child’s shoulders. This will catch any lice they may fall off while searching.



Examine the comb after each stroke. Adult lice (including super lice) are light brown and their bodies will be about the size of a sesame seed. Nits may be brown, yellow, or white. Also look for eggs stuck to the hair shaft near the scalp which is about the size of a poppy seed. They often look like dandruff that can’t be easily removed. 



Pay particular attention to the back of the neck, behind the ears and your child’s bangs to the crown of their head. Recently laid eggs are nearly transparent so it’s helpful to examine hair from different angles.



If lice are present, rinse the comb under the faucet to remove any lice that may have been picked up and immediately implement lice treatment to eliminate an infestation effectively and safely.

Helpful Links

LICE 101

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How to Identify


Kill lice and eggs including super lice

Lice Treatment


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