Head Lice Rates Virginia Beach Never Pay Hourly Fees Again!

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Why not?

What does it all mean? We know even though you are distraught over head lice that you are going to do your research.

There is a lot of information out there on the internet and we know that most people can get easily overwhelmed with questions, Do I wash everything? Do I bag everything? And now you’ve got ANOTHER equation thrown into the mix flat rates vs. hourly rates for a professional lice service.

Well, we are here to tell you that there is NOTHING to beware of when it comes to a companies rate structure in the lice service business. Flat OR Hourly. Most head lice services nationwide have chosen to set up their business with an hourly rate structure and some use a flat rate structure.

There is NOTHING to BEWARE of in either case (as far as rate structure goes) it’s simply a choice. There is no right or wrong. Any legitimate company would never try to scare you about rates.

Things to consider:

  1. Flat-rate billing is a charge for what we know and the results that can be delivered.  Hourly billing is a charge for the amount of time worked. Why would a job that takes 30 minutes ($50) be charged the same rate as a job that takes 2 hours ($200)?
  2. Consider the project – conventional wisdom has it that a detailed project with a definite beginning and ending deserves a set, flat price, while an ongoing, open-ended job is a better fit for an hourly rate.

Note:  If you know for sure you have a very heavy infestation it would make sense to call a flat rate company.

If a company tries to scare you then you have to consider their motivation and what it means to you. Don’t let anyone scare you – it’s not right, you have enough to worry about already!

Here are some Head Lice Treatment companies serving Virginia:

Let’s Be P.A.L.S the only Virginia Beach based Head Lice Treatment company offers all types of service options to fit anyone’s needs, A 100% satisfaction guarantee. All natural products and a proven track record. (Hourly Rate)

Lice Doctors:  In many cities including all of Hampton Roads. (Hourly Rate)

Lickety Nit:  Based in Suffolk, Va serving Hampton Roads. They tout the Air Allie device (Flat Rate)

Be sure to ask the lice service you decide to use about their guarantee and any hidden fees. Many companies have hidden fees like unlisted travel fees, mandatory return visits for guaranteed service and added gratuities.

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Fake Google+ Profile Pictures

fake.profilesWhy would anyone want to put up a fake Google+ profile picture?

If a business owner or business put up a fake profile picture it would certainly create a reason for mistrust. I know I wouldn’t do business with someone who was lying to me, would you?

Many Google+ users have been reporting frequent notices about new followers that they don’t know and appear to be attractive young women.

False accounts are easy to identify with minimal profiles and no posts. Why create a false account or false profile picture? We don’t know it’s for some unknown purpose, but how do you know if it’s a false account?

Do you have a notice that someone is following you that you don’t recognize and they appear to have a reasonable amount of followers and maybe they have some what appear to be legitimate posts? After viewing their profile if there doesn’t seem like much to go on or maybe you just want to know more about the person you are doing business with – use their profile image!

This is a great use for Google’s new image search. Just drag the profile picture into the image search query field and Google will identify  its best guess for the image.

If you’re doing your homework on lice treatment companies in Virginia Beach and want to see if a company is being truthful go to their Google+ profile and check out their profile image!

Happy Halloween from the staff at Let’s Be P.A.L.S and remember let your little monsters enjoy their day and comb for prevention!

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By:  Julie B

 

How to Prevent Lice – Regular Head Checks

Head Lice Prevention VirigniaLice Prevention – Is it Possible?

Did you know that 3 percent of the kids at most schools have lice at any given time? And that’s when there isn’t a major outbreak.

Most parents don’t want to talk about it but lice is a nationwide epidemic that gets a little worse every year. There is no way to completely protect your family against lice, but you can take some common steps to educate yourself and be proactive against the problem. Particularly going back to school. It’s head lice season (Get 10 Tips to Lice Prevention)  August thru October.

Trying to avoid head lice would be like trying to avoid catching a cold. The best thing you can do in the prevention of head lice is to check your child’s head regularly, because early detection is key.

Didn’t receive a notice from school that there is an outbreak? Check anyway! At least every two weeks & weekly head check would be better. What about cleaning? We can’t emphasize enough to spend time on the head not the home. This is to all  what we like to call the “cleaning Ninja Moms” (you know who you are, you go into a crazed cleaning mode, Spring cleaning on speed) Yes, if there is a confirmed infestation, wash the linens and recent clothes and soak the hair brushes (we know – Ninja Moms already threw those out!). Vacuuming is another safe alternative if you must spend time cleaning your home.

Remember lice isn’t hazardous to your family’s health it’s just a big nuisance.  Certainly staying informed is another key to prevention. Ask after school programs if they notify parents and what their protocol for head lice is and what your children’s school policy is concerning lice. Discussing precautionary steps with your children are important like no sharing of hats, hair brushes etc.

There are a variety of product treatments available. Read about Best Lice Treatment & The Truth about Lice Pesticide Treatments  or many Natural Head Lice Treatments are available. In all cases whether you choose a pesticide treatment (that lice are becoming increasingly resistant to) or an all natural treatment its important to understand that nits (lice eggs) need to be manually removed.

Families who have experienced lice know that it can sometimes interfere with the families fun time or other planned activities. Being proactive & diligent is the key to prevention. If you work and don’t have time, call in a professional service. Virginia Beach Lice Treatment – Let’s Be PALS  offers head checks and a neat Pay It Forward plan for your circles (to help keep lice away) & Lice Doctors also serves Virginia Beach & many cities & states. Google Lice Treatment for a professional lice treatment & removal service in your area.

Did you know?

Head lice is one of the top three reasons why children miss school.
80 percent of the time kids pass on a lice infestation to their siblings.
80 percent of the time mothers contract head lice from their children.
20 percent of the time fathers contract head lice from their children.

Sources: Virginia Beach Lice Treatment Let’s Be P.A.L.S
Author: Julie B

We’re Google Plus Verified in Virginia Beach

Head Lice Company in Virginia Beach Locally Owned & OperatedLet’s Be P.A.L.S a Head Lice Treatment service in Virginia Beach

Is verified in Google Plus in Virginia Beach – Well, because the owners live, grew up in & work in Virginia Beach and take pride in servicing our local community!

Join us on Google Plus and add us to your circles.  If you aren’t on Google Plus or it seems too confusing or otherwise you just aren’t into it – you should be! Rank My Website a local Virginia Beach digital marketing company and #VA can help with all your social media marketing needs. They specialize in helping small businesses get optimized like Seashore Bikes & Golf Cart Service, Dr. Margie Corney and many others.

Other Head Lice Treatment companies might service Virginia Beach, but they aren’t locally owned and operated.  Read about the Benefits of Doing Business Locally.

Here’s how to tell if  a local business is Google verified in your area. See the screen shot below. Next to the name of the business is a badge with a check mark if you scroll over it a pop up appears that says “Verified local business“. The profile below for Margie Corney is  a personal profile and personal profiles do not have to be verified and you won’t find the verified badge on them.  What if someone puts a false name or a business name on their personal profile?

Well, now you’ll know how to identify it and for goodness sake – DON’T do it. Google has built it’s business around trust and you can’t use a business name for your personal account. Set up a page for that and get it verified in your area! Falsified information is a no-no. Here’s our personal Google Page Julie B

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Head Lice – Help!

Head Lice HelpHead Lice – Help!

At Let‘s Be P. A. L.S (Pros Against Lice Service) It’s a message we hear a lot. We always try to answer our phone but in the event that all of our lice technicians are out on Head Lice treatment calls a messaging system takes the call and “We have Head Lice – Heeeelp!” is one of the most heard messages we receive.

We listen to the messages with compassion and empathy. There are all kinds of phone personalities but always a hint of anxiety and that’s normal.  Head Lice can bring even the strongest person to their knees.

I was combing my hair out after an appointment and thought I saw a louse in the comb and I actually had a little gasp of shock where I lost my breath for a moment. I’ve been combing head lice out of peoples heads for over 10 years and have had cases where 50 or more lice/eggs came out per comb swipe.

Head Lice don’t phase me, I just like to help people get rid of them, but when it was my OWN head well the reaction was instinctively different.  The shock factor automatically took over. I went into super charge reaction mode.  So not only do I know what it’s like to have a child with head lice and battle it for months, I’ve also experienced (for a very looooonng moment) what it felt like to think I had lice myself.

I can’t really explain why the initial reaction was so shocking, but I know that it was and I can truly understand where Moms are coming from when they are looking for help with head lice.

You aren’t alone in your battle against head lice.  Summer & Fall are head lice season. Download a money saving coupon at Head Lice Season for head lice services in Virginia Beach.

You can download a FREE copy of Your Quick Family Guide to Lice Removal at Virginia Beach Lice Treatment

Join Our Group – Can We Talk – Lice for helpful hints/tips and just to talk with people going through the same experience as you.  It doesn’t appear on your timeline or any where else. It’s a private/secret group and a safe place to talk about head lice.

5 Tips to Entertain Children Through a Head Lice Treatment

naturallicetreatmentforkidsHere’s a head-scratcher (ok, there’s a little pun intended): how can something so tiny create such massive misery? Minuscule though they are, head lice still can wreak months of havoc on a household.

While lice have a high ick factor, the bugs themselves are fairly harmless. They don’t carry diseases. They just really gross most people out.

We know having head lice can be very stressful for Moms & Dads, but it can be stressful for the kids too! They actually seem to take it a lot better than Mom really, but having to sit through a nit picking process can be tough.

Here are 5 things to keep the kids entertained during a nit picking:

(These aren’t for the little ones – little ones are quick to check with their usually fine, short hair and they seem to entertain themselves!)

1) A portable DVD is really a no brainer. It keeps them busy and still for the 30 to 60 minutes we need and wa-la

2) Any hand held portable gaming device, we supply a DX (children who don’t own DX’s are mesmerized the entire time)

3) Pipe cleaners. For the kids who has to move his or her hands these are a life saver. You can mold them into anything you want. You can make jewelry, chains, robots etc.

4) We love the question game. It’s super simple. The asker quick fires simple questions to the kids.

Would you rather be a mouse or an elephant?
What is your is favorite fruit?
Would you rather be a fairy or a princess (don’t say this to the boys – they get mad)?
Bubble Gum or Berry toothpaste?
Top 3 ice cream sundae toppings?

Before they know it they are all finished siting still and can go play!

5) I Spy. It’s a classic. Start off the game by picking an object in the room and saying “I Spy with my little eye something…blue” and then everyone takes turns guessing what is spied. The winner of the round chooses the next object.

It’s best if you incorporate some help to get some of the games rolling. Nit picking is a tedious process and it takes some concentration. So if you are the nit picker you’ll need help to play 4 & 5.

We bring a treasure box that the kids can pick from when they are done (if they are good – of course every child gets to pick – we think they are all good!) and they really look forward to it! We see Mom’s & Dad’s spoil them while they are going through this tedious process, they get candy they don’t usually get to eat or soda they don’t normally get to drink, some get games on their wish list and the list goes on…it’s endearing and if you need help we want to be the gift to Mom & Dad. Call Let’s Be PALS if you’re in the Virginia Beach area and find you need help with head lice treatments – we want to spoil you!

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