Let’s Be P.A.L.S (Pros Against Lice Service) is a Virginia Beach based company started out of sheer empathy for Moms and families in need of getting rid of head lice. The idea to start the company began with two good friends with young school age children who had head lice.
Completely petrified at the idea and having battled it for months they finally confided in a friend (me) and we all couldn’t be happier that they did!
I treated hundreds of children in the Florida area and developed my expertise along the way before relocating back to my home town Virginia Beach. My mission is to help families deal with their head lice experience in the calmest most effective way possible. Doctors are now recognizing that professional head lice removal is one of the most effective forms of treatment.
Having worked for another nationally recognized head lice removal company I wanted to bring my expertise & knowledge to offer an affordable lice treatment service that works, that’s safe, natural, effective & doesn’t empty your wallet.
My friends and I celebrated our victory over a glass of wine as we watched the children play and we shared how it can throw any family off track and the desperation that it instills. My friends confessed they wouldn’t know what to do if they hadn’t confided in me and received professional help, they recommended that I share my expertise and research to help other concerned parents and that’s exactly what I did by starting Let’s Be P.A.L.S. (Pros Against Lice Service)
Virginia Beach is my home – where I grew up and moving back to the area seemed to create even more of a desire to help families in need of getting rid of lice. I had never even heard of lice until we moved to Florida. Embarrassing to admit, I thought lice were prone to the Florida region. When I began my research in 2004 I realized Head lice are found worldwide. Although reliable data on how many people in the United States get head lice each year are not available, an estimated 6 to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States among children 3 to 11 years of age.
Helping others is at the core of what motivates me and although head lice is not exactly something to be really excited about I am excited to help families finally eradicate lice and so happy to watch everyone come back to life after we defeat the pesky little…I was going to call them critters…but they aren’t really critters – technically Lice are parasitic insects that must live, feed, and reproduce on the body of a living host (only human). It’s where the saying “you’ve got cooties” comes from.
You can read more about nit and lice under our FAQ&A’s.
Our team of supportive Moms, RN’s & CNA’s is trained and screened (we’re licensed, bonded & insured) to help you eradicate head lice and to comfort you along the way.
It takes a special person to be a head lice specialist and we don’t just hire anyone. See what our clients have to say at our lice testimonials page and call us today even if you just need someone to talk to about (as one of my favorite clients says) “the situation”.
Thank you so much for visiting our site and we will continue to update it with helpful information.
Meet The Founder
Julie Founded Let’s Be PALS. Julie is a Virginia Beach native attending Frank W Cox High School with the last graduating class of the “old” Cox High (which was transformed into a Middle School and torn down in 2012) Class of 1983. After High School she ventured on to start several successful small businesses and obtained her Marketing degree from FIT.
The youngest child of four, Julie comes from a family full of Navy SEALs. Her father being part of UDTs or Underwater Demolition Teams which began SEAL Team 2 and two brothers who also became Navy SEAL Team members.
She’s the proud mother of one child. The question people most often ask her is “Are you a teacher?” She’s in a sense a teacher and adores children Connect with Julie on LinkedIN
Meet Our Team
All of our team members go through extensive training in our proven method developed over the last decade to get rid of head lice & come to us with exceptional backgrounds in healthcare and other skill sets designed to help you and your family comfortably through this “lice thing”.
Shannon came to us from the west coast & joined our team in 2015 as a licensed vocational nurse.
Her medical assistant background along with her compassion for others makes her the perfect fit as a member our lice treatment technician team. Shannon has extensive home health care experience. She has two grown daughters and is truly a delightful woman & a great asset to our team. Shannon serves Chesapeake, Norfolk & Virginia Beach.
Tanishe is a mother of 3 and a Registered Nurse with 4+ years school nurse experience with the Norfolk Department of Public Health. She has experienced her share of head lice. She also has extensive home health care experience – a true care giver. She loves educating clients about head lice and being in the community. Tanishe is a great asset to our team and you’ll be happy to have her help you in your fight against lice! She serves all areas, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News, Williamsburg, Toano and beyond.
Alexia is a young military wife who relocated to Chesapeake from Rhode Island. She has 3+ years in healthcare working with developmentally disabled adults. Her background also includes home based therapeutic services helping behavioral children. Before relocating she attended college for nursing. Alexia is a great asset to our team and you’ll be happy to have her help you in your fight against lice! Alexia serves the Chesapeake area.
Alicia is a Navy Veteran and the oldest of four children. If you need someone great at dealing with children Alicia is your girl, she has 5 children of her own. Her desire to help others in need prompted her to apply for a head lice technician position. Alicia passed our extensive certified training program and is ready and able to help you and your family get rid of lice with a smile. When her bubbly, professional personality arrives at your door you will be so happy to see her and to have her help you in your fight against lice. Alicia serves Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, & Chesapeake.
Patrice is the mother to a 10 year old son and has a love for the medical field. She’s a licensed CNA, Medication Aide and a Phlebotomist currently in school for her nursing degree. After passing our extensive certified training program Patrice joins our team with a passion for helping others.Patrice has a kindness about her your family will love when she arrives to help you eradicate head lice. Patrice services the city of Newport News, Portsmouth, Hampton and surrounding areas.
Angie is a mother of two and a former hair stylist. Shes owned and operated an in home child care since 2004. She was drawn to this position to satisfy her need to help others and be around children. She has an interest in the medical field and has taken Medical Assisting classes at Tidewater Community College. Angie has completed our certified lice technician classes and is ready to help your family eradicate lice safely & effectively. Angie serves the Virginia Beach, Norfolk & Chesapeake areas.