How Control Head Lice Using Integrated Pest Management

How does transmission occur?

Due to the short time period that head lice can survive off the head, transmission may occur most commonly with head-to-head contact, which should be avoided. To further reduce potential for transmission, discourage sharing of combs, brushes, headbands, barrettes, pillows, hats, scarves, coats, backpacks, or other objects that may come in contact with the head. Where possible, place hats, scarves, and coats on hooks or in separate lockers or cubbies to avoid contact. If hooks are