Nit picking on a budget: the price of lice

Back to school too often means back to head lice, which children, in close quarters and sharing hats and combs, are particularly susceptible to.

If the question of how to get rid of lice leaves you scratching your head, you're not alone. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that six to twelve million infestations occur each year among children ages 3 to 11, and although head lice are not known to spread disease, the "freak out factor" remains high.

But parents who go into panic mode are prone to overspend. Let's take a closer look at the price of lice.