It seems we’re always hearing about an outbreak of head lice—one child’s classroom has it, a neighbor had it in their home. You keep a tidy home and your children are clean. Isn’t that enough? Is there any way to avoid an infestation? Or is this simply an inevitable part of family life?
All parents want to know how to avoid lice, and the good news is that there are many things a parent can do to lower the risk of an infestation. However, when children are in daycare, in close contact at school, attending summer camp and sharing sports equipment, it can be hard to avoid.
This parasite, though a nuisance, is not usually dangerous and does not have to be a nightmare. When you know you have effective and natural treatment options, it takes some of the terror out of the prospect of an infestation. But nonetheless, the best approach is to try to prevent the infestation in the first place. Here are a few things you can do:
Tie back long hair. The head louse parasite passes through head-to-head contact, crawling from the head of one individual to another, usually via a long strand of hair. By keeping hair pulled back in a ponytail or braids, you help avoid this. Pulling your child’s hair into braids or a bun can be especially wise before a sleepover when kids are often in close contact or sharing bedding.
Avoid sharing personal belongings. We spend so much time teaching our children to share that it’s hard to explain that there are some items it is better to keep to yourself. In this case, that means hair brushes and accessories, combs hats, scarves and jackets. Make sure your child always has the items they need, whether at school or away from home, so he or she will be less tempted to share with others.
The head louse parasite is also repelled by strong odors. We have found a trick that is simple and easy to use. Simply make a mixture of garlic and water and put into a spray bottle. Then spray your child’s hair before they leave for school or any other time they will be in close contact with other children. The smell will soon be unnoticeable to other people but the lice can smell it and they hate it!
Follow these tips to help prevent a case of the bugs, but if an infestation should find its way into your home, Lice Troopers treats in quickly and safely with an all-natural method that is 100% guaranteed.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, house call or school consultation, please visit our website at: www.LiceTroopers.com or call 1-800-403-LICE.
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