Head lice may be spread among children who share hats, combs or brushes or who have head-to-head contact. The adult insect is about the size of a grain of rice. Eggs, called nits, are whitish and about half the size of a pinhead. They attach firmly to the base of hair strands especially at the nape of the neck and behind the ears. When lice are found on a student at school, the parent will be contacted and given information about treating lice. If you have concerns, contact your school nurse.
Although bedbugs are increasing in the United States, few have been observed in Chesterfield County schools. If a bedbug is found, school staff members will follow cleaning and monitoring procedures and will notify parents as appropriate.