What Does Lice Look Like?

Head lice and Nits can be puzzling to a parent or caregiver who has never dealt with them before. Nits, the eggs, are much more easy to spot since they’re stuck to the hair shaft and won’t move around. Lice eggs are extremely small and can range from light brown to clear/white if they have already hatched. The are shaped like a tear drop and firmly attached to the hair close to the scalp. Lice bugs are wingless and when they are full sized they are about the size of a sesame seed. They have six claws instead of feet which help them move easily from head to head.