Avoiding a case of the bugs starts with establishing good lice prevention habits and these are simple practices that any family can implement to help minimize risk of this common childhood malady. Keep Long Hair Tied Back Long hair is more likely to end up with an infestation because it more readily comes into contact with clothing, furniture or the heads of other children. Keeping hair pulled back into braids or a ponytail can keep the bugs from attaching to the hair and starting an infestation. Garlic Spray Mix a solution of garlic and water in a spray bottle and spray on children’s heads before they leave the house for school or to play at a friend’s home. The strong garlic smell repels the bugs but will not be noticeable to others after a few moments. No Sharing This can be a hard one to teach kids, but children should be cautioned not to share personal belongings such as hair brushes, pillows, hats, scarves or athletic equipment that comes into contact with the head or hair. Help children to practice politely declining requests to share these items. Spot Check While bugs and nits can be hard to detect, and a professional screening would be necessary to confirm, you should get into the habit of periodically checking your child’s hair for evidence. When an infestation is detected early, it is easier to treat, minimizes your child’s distress and helps guard against spreading it to other family members or classmates. Lice Free Membership A membership with Lice Troopers means you’re covered all year long. Membership gives you up to 3 screenings per year and if an infestation is confirmed, treatment is free. This is your lice insurance plan! Putting these habits into practice can keep your family free of the bugs. But if an infestation should occur, there’s no need to panic. Lice Troopers is ready to help you get rid of it in a way that is pesticide free, non-toxic and 100% guaranteed. One appointment is all you need. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, house call or school consultation, please visit our website at: or call 1-800-403-LICE. # # # About Us Lice Troopers is the pesticide free, guaranteed Head Lice Removal Service™ that manually removes the head louse parasite safely and discreetly in our child-friendly salon setting or other chosen location. Providing safe solutions for frantic families, our team has successfully treated thousands of families nationwide. Our services are widely recommended by pediatricians and are reimbursed by many major health insurance carriers, flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts. We also provides a 100% treatment guarantee. Get lice free today with Lice Troopers. Contact: Jennie Harel, President 800.403.5423