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  • Head lice are tiny, wingless, gray-brown, hairy, flat insects that live in human hair, generally on the scalp. They are very small (1-2 mm. in length). Lice hatch from small eggs, called nits, which attach very firmly with a glue-like substance to the hair shaft. Head lice are commonly referred to as a nuisance condition because they rarely cause any serious medical concern. However, live lice are communicable and can result in secondary infection to the scalp if not properly treated.

  • Control of Head Lice depends upon prompt case finding, proper administrative handling of each case, and effective treatment.

  • Specific guidelines have been developed for the treatment of head lice and/or nits in the Horicon School District. These guidelines include parent notification, treatment instructions, and parent responsibilities. Any student found to have live head lice will be sent home from school for treatment in accordance with established guidelines.

  • Lice Fact Sheet