Are lice like bed bugs?

One common question we get asked frequently is if lice are like bed bugs, as in, do they infest the home? Luckily, lice are a dependent parasite and they need to be on a host to live- so if by some slim chance a louse fell off their host, they would begin dying immediately and not be very mobile at all. Lice don’t have sticky feet that are good for climbing like other insects, they have six claws which make it easy for them to move quickly through the hair, but this also makes it hard for them to move around outside of that environment. So to answer you question, no, lice are not like bed bugs. They won’t infest your home, furniture, or any other environment off of a human host. Call or text 978-907-3245 if you have any question or need treatment!