Body Lice Articles

Types of Lice

Of the three different types of Lice (Head, Body, and Pubic), the body louse is the least common in the United States. Nevertheless, it is important to understand the differences and similarities between these different types of Lice. Head Lice live from 3-6 weeks, depending on temperature and humidity. During their lifetime, a female can…

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Hospitals Have Body Lice Too!

Because anyone who comes into contact with an existing infestation can contract Body Lice, there is not 100% guaranteed way to prevent that you will ever get them. Hospitals can improve their risk by checking homeless people, elderly patients who are unable to care for themselves and other high-risk individuals before they are admitted to…

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