There are cases of head lice in BC.
Head lice is always a concern for parents and Island Health has some tips for removing these insects should you find them.
It’s a good idea to use a comb with fine teeth and slanted tips and you should check for head lice regularly, once a week, after shampooing if your children’s friends have head lice, if a family member has lice, or when someone is scratching their heads more than usual.
While lice don’t carry any diseases and don’t pose a health risk, they do bite and won’t leave on their own.
They live up to 30 days and lay five to ten eggs a day.
More information is available here.