Family: The Lice Breakers

In the end, only hard work and a hands-on search get rid of these little suckers

Julie Karp doesn't know how the little bloodsuckers got into her three-year-old daughter's hair. None of the other kids at Michelle's preschool had them. Maybe it was at the movie theater, or from the airplane seat on their trip to Indiana a couple of weeks earlier. Her husband was the first to notice the tiny dark specks, then the larger crawling ones. "I treated her with Nix, and I've been picking stuff out and vacuuming and cleaning ever since," Karp says. "Now I'm here."

"Here" is Lice Source Services in Plantation, Fla., where, at $85 for a two-hour session, Karp, from...

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