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Lice need blood and a warm environment to survive which is why they like to root themselves itself in the nape of the neck (left); nits are the insect's eggs which the mother cements to hair shafts (center); the key to getting rid of lice is "meticulous combing" with a fine-toothed metal comb that removes the eggs from the hair shaft.

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