Head lice are tiny wingless human parasites about the size of a sesame seed. They need blood from the human head to survive.
Super lice don't have capes or superpowers, they just are simply more resistant to over the counter chemicals so they don't die when that method is used.
No one knows exactly where lice originated from however they have been around an exceptionally long time. They have even found dried-up nits on the hair of Egyptian mummies.
The most common symptoms are itching, red bite marks on the scalp, neck, and behind ears. You can sometimes feel them crawl on the scalp. Only 50% of people occur itching and so people that do not have a reaction can get severe lice infestation fast.
The simple answer is NO. Head Lice are Human Parasites.
Myth! Lice are wingless and do not jump. However, when they are on a human host they can move extremely fast with their tarsal claws which they use to hold on firmly to our hair.
Myth! I hate to inform you but lice love clean or dirty hair. They are attracted to the scent of our blood. When we use repellants it is to mask our scent and deter lice.
Myth! Lice do die under water within a few minutes, however, they would have to be submerged not just in a running shower.
Myth! Unless you are bald or have your hair shaved down to a 1, you can still pick up and carry lice.
Myth! Nits can NOT hatch off the head as they need a steady temperature from the host to incubate.
Myth! There is no proven evidence that lice spread germs or disease.