It does resemble a louse. The last time our family battled lice was about 5 years ago. Most were that size, some were even larger. They were a golden color, some were almost transparent like. The good thing is that lice cannot survive away from a host for more than 24 hours. While they are certainly a pain, they are actually not too difficult to get rid of. I would get lice treatment for the entire family. Everybody do a lice treatment at the same time, then everybody repeat another treatment in roughly ten days whether you think you need it or not. Again, you do not really have to worry about lice in furniture, bedding, carpet, stuffed animals, etc. I would certainly go ahead and wash all bedding at the same time you are treating your family, just in case there is a louse or two that is roaming around, but again, lice do not survive on their own for long periods of time. When my children got lice, the entire family did a lice treatment, then we all repeated another home treatment in ten days, and they were completely killed, and never a sign of one since. We just used the over the counter treatment from Wal-Mart, and it worked great.