You may have heard of or experienced head lice. But lice are not limited to the heads of humans! Lice can crawl, and are only transmitted through direct contact.

Chewing Lice

Where do they live?

Chewing Lice are rare in North America, however, they live by latching onto the skin of dogs.

What do they eat?

Chewing Lice are primarily found on dogs, and therefore eat skin flakes and secretions that originate from dogs, including blood, scabs, and hair.

Sucking Lice

Where do they live?

Sucking Lice are small and wingless. They may look harmless, but they have a piercing mouthpart that allows them to penetrate the skin of animals and suck the animal’s blood. Because of their nature, Sucking Lice are considered parasites.

What do they eat?

These lice can latch onto the skin to begin feeding on blood and tissue fluid. They prefer to attach to rodents, like mice and rats.