With decades of experience in the lice removal industry, we’ve learned quite a few things about these parasites and how they operate. As the holiday season approaches, the last thing you want to deal with is an infestation. So we’re here to offer some of our best lice advice to help you keep your kids bug free. 1. Avoid sharing hats, scarves and jackets With the colder months approaching, parents are bundling up their children and sending along hats and scarves to school for recess. If you child wears only his or her clothing articles, there’s little risk. But when these items are shared, an infestation can pass easily. Help your child to understand the importance of not sharing these belongings. If you child has a tendency to forget his or her hat or scarf, consider keeping an extra at school so he or she won’t be tempted to borrow from classmates. 2. Put long hair into braids or a ponytail The head louse parasite is more likely to invade hair that is that is loose and flowing than hair that’s neatly tied back. Putting hair into braids or a ponytail is a simple way to prevent an infestation. 3. Garlic spray A simple solution made of garlic and water is a great deterrent against the bugs. Spray your child’s hair every day before school or before heading over to a friend’s house. The odor repels the head louse parasite and while you will be able to smell the garlic after you spray it, the garlic smell fades quickly. Humans won’t be able to smell it but lice will, and they’ll stay away. Keep in mind, however, that garlic spray cannot eliminate an infestation that is already underway. 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