Can lice survive without a host?

Answer Head lice depend on a host's blood for food. Without a host, adult lice can survive for only two to four days. Their eggs (nits) may survive without a host for as long as 10 days.Source:Illinois De... Read More »

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How long can lice survive without humans?

Newly hatched head lice must feed within 24 hours to survive, whereas adult lice die in one to two days without a blood meal. While on a host, head lice live for about 40 days. The female lays up t... Read More »

How long can lice live without a host?

While nits (the eggs of human head lice) can live for up to 10 days without a host, adult head lice can live for only two to four days without a human host.Source:Illinois Department of Public Heal... Read More »

Lice lice lice i'm an 11 year old girl hat can not get rid of lice i don't want to shave my head help?

There is a whole bunch of things that need to be done to get rid of lice.You need to use some lice shampoo and use a lice comb.This should kill the lice and the comb removes the eggs.Then your bedd... Read More »

Is head lice the same as animal lice?

Head, body and crab lice only infest humans. Other types of closely related lice infest monkeys and apes, but not pet cats, rodents, dogs or birds. Many animal species are infested by their own typ... Read More »