1. Kids get lice because of poor hygiene or a dirty home.

This is the first of the head lice myths and the most common. Quite a lot of stigma still exists around this common condition and how you get it, with most people associating it with lower socioeconomic classes or poor personal hygiene. However, this has no basis in reality. The head louse parasite can affect families of all income levels and in any area. It has nothing to do with hygiene. The bugs actually prefer clean hair! These parasites are passed through head-to-head contact or through the sharing of personal belongings such as hairbrushes, bedding, hats and clothing. The best way to prevent an infestation is to avoid sharing these items.

2. To get rid of the bugs and nits, you need a strong chemical.

These are strong and resilient pests, so we naturally assume we need an even stronger pesticide to get rid of them. But these harsh pesticide treatments not only expose your child to toxins, they are rarely effective in actually eliminating the bugs for good. The only method proven to work is manual removal, or “nitpicking.”

3. You can suffocate them with pantry goods.

Some will claim that mayonnaise, vinegar, olive oil and other items found in your pantry or refrigerator will suffocate the bugs and nits and therefore eliminate the infestation. We wish it were this simple! However, they are not so easily deterred and cannot be drowned or suffocated. Bugs and nits need to be removed, not killed. Lice Troopers knows that the professional, pesticide free solution is not only the safest, it’s the most effective. Using state-of-the-art removal combs, our expert technicians work through the hair, section-by-section, guaranteeing that every last bug and nit have been removed and your family is lice free, once and for all. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, house call or school consultation, please visit our website at: https://www.licetroopers.com  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 info@licetroopers.com 800.403.5423