If you’ve ever had a case of lice take over your household you know one thing: you don’t want to get them ever again. And as much as you harp on the kids about not sharing hats and hairbrushes, head-to-head contact happens. What’s a parent to do if they want to keep lice away? There’s always a sleepover or a stint at summer camp. Even a simple day in the classroom can bring with it the risk of contracting this definitely unwanted parasite.   The first order of business is to keep long hair tied back. Louse bugs transfer from head to head by simply crawling up strands of hair. The longer and more flowing the hair, the more likely it is to come into contact with the hair of a lice carrier, providing an easy pathway for a new infestation. So pull that hair back into a ponytail, braid or bun and you’ve tackled half the battle. That doesn’t mean that short-haired kids (and adults) can’t get lice, but keeping hair pulled back is a good way to help prevent the spread for medium to long hair.   Next, we recommend our secret weapon—Lice Troopers’ Pesticide Free Lice Repellant. Dispense a few drops into your hands and then rub through the hair. The secret ingredient? Garlic. While many people have the mistaken notion that lice only take up residence on dirty heads, lice are actually very sensitive to strong odors, preferring clean hair. Well, they also hate the smell of garlic, so this simple solution acts as an effective trick for keeping them away. Just a apply a few drops to your child’s hair before he or she is off to school or a sleepover, then relax knowing you’ve taken a big step toward preventing this parasite.   But won’t my child smell like garlic? This is a common concern among parents and we don’t blame them. The great thing about our repellant extract is that while you will initially notice the garlic smell, it quickly fades and won’t be detectable to a human nose. But the lice will still be able to smell it and they’ll stay away.   One simple, pesticide free solution keeps the bugs and nits out of your home. Stop into one of our four clinic locations today to pick up a bottle!   Lice Troopers serves adults and children in our conveniently located salons or by house call. If you suspect you have been exposed to lice, don’t waste time in setting up an appointment for an pesticide free removal treatment. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, house call, school or camp consultation, please visit our website at: or call 1-800-403-LICE.   Our four Miami treatment center locations are here to serve you:   Bay Harbor Lice Treatment Center, 1005 Kane Concourse, Suite 212, Bay Harbor Island, FL 33154   Coral Gables Lice Treatment Clinic, 2100 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33154   Hollywood Treatment Center, 5735 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33021   Kendall Treatment Center, 13027 SW 88th St, Miami, FL 33186