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10 bugs that will make you squirm

Oct. 16, 2009, 11:22 p.m.
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Head lice

These little guys are arguably one of the most prominent school-aged nuisances in society today. Spread through direct head-to-head contact with an already infested individual, head lice are especially common in children. Lice prompt excessive itching, and if scratched, may result in infected sores. Chemical rinses and special combs are used to get rid of the parasites and their eggs, known as "nits."