How Far Can Head Lice Jump?

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Many people wonder how far head lice can jump and they are usually surprised to find out that they don't jump. They can only walk. Lice can only be given to someone else when the hair is touching, or when two people share a hat, hairbrush, or something else that would be on a head. Many people also believe that if they wash their hair they won't get lice. This is also untrue, since research has shown that lice prefer clean hair.
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Head lice are unable to jump. They move only by walking. A single louse can live on a human host for 40 days while snacking up to 5 times a day.
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sorry but they cant jump i tried something once i brushed my hair till some of the lice started falling i putted them in a pc. of paper they did nothing it looks like they were having
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Lice can't jump or fly. Lice move by walking. Lice lay many eggs about 200 in their life span.
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Fleas and lice can jump up to 150 times their length! ChaCha on!
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Head lice do not have hind legs to hop or jump. They also do not have wings and therefore cannot fly. Head lice can be spread whenever there is direct contact ...
No, head lice can not and do not jump. Their anatomy only allows them to crawl. However, they can easily get transmitted from one person to another through sharing ...
No. Head lice do not jump, fly or swim. Infestation is caused by sharing items such as hair brush, hat, and headphone. ...
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