Some remedies for killing lice are over-the-counter medicated shampoos, called pediculicides, olive oil, Spinosad (a prescription lotion) and Permethrin lotion. Olive oil suffocates lice, and subsequently kills them, acc... More »

Thorough elimination of lice infestations is often difficult due to the insects' increased natural resistance to over-the-counter treatments and the frequency with which they reappear following treatment. Methods that wo... More » Pets & Animals Bugs

There are over-the-counter and prescription medications, such as Nix and Ulesfia respectively, which kill lice, according to WebMD. There are also alternative treatments to kill lice, such as shaving the head and using p... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

To remove lice with olive oil, saturate the hair with olive oil, and then comb the olive oil through 2-inch sections of hair with a fine-toothed lice comb. Olive oil can remain on the hair for several hours to loosen nit... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

Home remedies for head lice and their egg include combing the hair with different types of oils, such as tea tree oil and olive oil, according to The website also suggests the use of mayonnaise and Vaseli... More »

Humans play host to three distinct species of lice, all of which have been present throughout recorded history. According to Penn State University, evidence exists that demonstrates ancient Egyptians, Greeks and pre-Colo... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

Head lice are six-legged parasitic insects that feed on human blood. There are three main types of lice that affect humans: head lice, body lice and pubic lice. Lice infestations are typically treated with over-the-count... More » Home & Garden Pest Control