Head lice are tiny wingless insects. They live among human hairs and feed on blood from the scalp.
Head lice are a common problem, especially for kids. They spread easily from person to person, and sometimes are tough to get rid of. Their bites can make a child's scalp itchy and irritated, and scratching can lead to infection.
Head lice are annoying, but they're not dangerous and they don't spread disease.
The Daviess County Health Department offers support and education in removing head lice.