how manny feet can lice jump

how manny feet can lice jump

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topaz

Hazleton, PA

#1 Mar 11, 2011
how manny feet can lice jump
Mom

Gardner, KS

#2 Apr 20, 2011
They don't jump.. The crawl through hair brushes, hats, pillows, couches, car seats, ect... anything that your head touches even briefly.
They can live for 2 days off a human head without death and the #1 cause of re-infestation is missing the spray down and vacuuming of a vital area.
My daughter battled with it for months before it dawned on me I hadn't touched my car or her car seat for treatment... I set off a household bug bomb in the car while it was sealed off (windows rolled up and even one in the trunk) threw out her car seat and got a new one all together, cleaned the car out and did another treatment on her head as well as her bedding, the house to include carpets rugs, couches, ect, Put hair brushes in bleach water for 24 hours... and was lice free once again.
You need to get everywhere! Good luck!
Sal at Clearlice

Cocoa Beach, FL

#3 Sep 30, 2011
They can fly by the wind... so it depends...

No matter what you definitely need a treatment though.

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Shayla

Murrieta, CA

#4 Oct 17, 2011
Lice don't jump or fly. They swing from hairstrand to hairstrand lice little tiny Tarzans.
Preventative Tips

·No Sharing Personal Items (Brushes, Hats and Pillows)

· Avoid head to head contact.(Even a hug can spread head lice)

· Keep hair up in a ponytail or braid.

· Use a lice preventative product.
(We suggest Nit Picky Preventative Spray)

· Screen your child for lice or nits.
(Look on the hair, at the nape of the neck, behind the ears, the crown and the hairline at the front of the face.)

·Use a lice comb regularly.
(Regular combing with a lice comb can provide early detection and prevent infestations. If lice or nits (eggs) are found early enough, you may be able to stop the infestation from spreading to other family members

Need More Information?
Visit www.Nit-Picky.com for information, prevention tips and lice treatment products.
Mandy

Tel Aviv, Israel

#5 Oct 24, 2011
They don't jump, but they certainly find other ways to get where they wanna go !!
Try "Bugsoff" prevention and treatment spray - all natural product (essential oils, no alcohol, pesticides, etc.). Available on ebay. Really easy to use, and safe. Reasonably priced ($17.99) including quick shipping. Good luck
Brian

Lenoir City, TN

#6 Jan 27, 2012
They do jump. I was looking at nymphs under a magnifying glass in the sink after I had brushed them off of my child's head. It jumped at least an inch.
Mike

Alpharetta, GA

#7 Feb 27, 2012
Brian wrote:
They do jump. I was looking at nymphs under a magnifying glass in the sink after I had brushed them off of my child's head. It jumped at least an inch.
Something might have caused the louse to move, but it did not jump. They lack the hind legs necessary for jumping. Perhaps it was a flea.
Pusboil

Wolverhampton, UK

#8 Feb 29, 2012
Brian wrote:
They do jump. I was looking at nymphs under a magnifying glass in the sink after I had brushed them off of my child's head. It jumped at least an inch.
I am a UK Pharmacist, & have spent years telling people that lice don't jump. Until a live one, in my daughter's still hand, JUMPED off her hand onto the sofa. It was a live louse, not a husk. It really pinged off her hand! I don't know the mechanism it uses to perform this, but it sure jumped. Fact.
livi

Mandeville, LA

#9 Apr 1, 2012
Lice do jump.When I was checking my child's hair it jumped into the sink.
Florida Grammy

United States

#10 May 24, 2012
It is true. As a mother of three girls with super thick and long hair, I restated (for 23 yrs) over and over that Lice don't jump. They lack the equipment, the hind legs, also no wings. HOWEVER, today I noticed my granddaughter scratching her head, so I grabbed a comb. I put the comb thru her baby fine, dry hair and was astonished to see what looked like the bugs jumping off the comb! Freaked me out! Upon further observation it appears that the live have mutated and are able to POP themselves off a surface (I doubt from a hair strand). What they were doing was curling the long butt part and using it to push or pop themselves airborne. Not far, but far enough to get anywhere they want to go.
Pusboil wrote:
<quoted text> I am a UK Pharmacist, & have spent years telling people that lice don't jump. Until a live one, in my daughter's still hand, JUMPED off her hand onto the sofa. It was a live louse, not a husk. It really pinged off her hand! I don't know the mechanism it uses to perform this, but it sure jumped. Fact.
fedup

United States

#11 Jun 22, 2012
I also thought that they could not jump but they most certainly do! I observed this today myself. jumped off the comb and back onto my daughters shirt. I was shocked. i went to grab it and it jumped away again. So i suspect you could catch them simply by standing beside someone that had one on their shirt or something. No wonder they are so hard to get rid of.
Genius

United States

#13 Jul 7, 2012
Lice cannot jump only run quickly you people saying they are jumping need to study up and quit spreading misinformation
danne

Syria

#14 Jul 11, 2012
I have seen lice that jump. But I cannot find out on internet what sort it is or a good picture.
Xen

Spruce Grove, Canada

#15 Aug 3, 2012
Mandy wrote:
They don't jump, but they certainly find other ways to get where they wanna go !!
Try "Bugsoff" prevention and treatment spray - all natural product (essential oils, no alcohol, pesticides, etc.). Available on ebay. Really easy to use, and safe. Reasonably priced ($17.99) including quick shipping. Good luck
Nice try, lice preventing spray salesman.
Sarah

United States

#16 Sep 1, 2012
Lice sux that is all

Since: Mar 11

Manila Philippines

#17 Sep 7, 2012
I read about these super lice.
Im really glad that they haven't jumped their way to my place yet. I wish there's a scanner at airports to identify if someone's carrying them.
leann-s

Houston, TX

#18 Oct 9, 2012
lice jump.
Jenn

Englewood, OH

#19 Oct 25, 2012
I too have seen lice jump! I picked one out of my sons head and it jumped off of my finger onto the floor. They are very fast little boogers!!
Desi

Michigan City, IN

#20 Nov 4, 2012
Fleas jump. Lice don't.
victoria

Miami Beach, FL

#21 Nov 16, 2012
Fact: Lice jump.

I have been dealing with a really hard to get rid of case, and perhaps they didn't used to have the ability to jump, but they certainly do now - at least some do, and if those that can jump make eggs, then their offspring will have that characteristic as well.

So, my proof is the same as the others here. I witnessed it myself. It was small, not even adult size yet, still white, and it didn't use hair to move. I always comb my hair over the bath tub so they fall in and can't climb up the walls of the tub - and to make it easier for me to look for them amongst the hairs that come out when I comb. I have long hair. So I checked for how alive it was (hoping the last shampoo killed them all) by softly pushing a bobby pin against it, and it absolutely hopped a good three inches. I was freaked too. I repeated that several times, and it hopped every time.

I am positive now that they can hop from person to person within a 3 inch space. Or onto furniture and tables, where they can then walk across the room and climb up the clothes of people in the same room. How else to explain how teachers get it from students and from each other? I am so freaked out right now.

So you naysayers - you are wrong. Lice have evolved, just like everything alive does.

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