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  • What's Buggin' You? - Insect Repellent and Sting Relief Products

    Warm Weather is Bringing us an Especially Buggy Spring

    Mellow weather continues to satisfy backyard chefs and schoolchildren ambitious to change from long pants to shorts. But the warm weather is likely to come at a cost. More bugs this spring - appearing earlier than usual in the garden, yard, and patio. Just like us, the bugs are simply loving this warm weather, and it's setting the stage for mosquito-swatting season.

    Warm temperatures will mean better survival rates for bugs that are not cold-hearty. Also, as bug populations are expected to be larger this spring, the warm weather is likely to bring them out and keep them around. Mosquitoes and ticks are going to eat us all alive this summer - Bust out the bug repellant! Get Bug Ready with our great solutions below or read more about this buggy season coming up!

    Because of the rain we've had, there is an abundance of food out there. Insects are famously reproductive; they lay a ton of eggs, so if there is food available, they will get to work, said Michael Wall, curator of entomology at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

  • Warm Weather is Bringing us an Especially Buggy Spring

    Mellow weather continues to satisfy backyard chefs and schoolchildren ambitious to change from long pants to shorts. But the warm weather is likely to come at a cost… More bugs this spring - appearing earlier than usual in the garden, yard and patio. Just like us, the bugs are simply loving this warm weather, and it’s setting the stage for mosquito-swatting season.

    Warm temperatures will mean better survival rates for bugs that are not cold-hearty. Also, as bug populations are expected to be larger this spring, the warm weather is likely to bring them out and keep them around. Mosquitoes and ticks are going to eat us all alive this summer - Bust out the bug repellant! Get Bug Ready with our great solutions below or read more about this buggy season coming up!

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  • Bug Season - This one is gonna be GNARLY

    Spring and Winter brought us a lot of warmer weather and moisture this year. While this is  great for curing drought conditions, it brought a lot of flooding, will cause greater wildfire conditions late Summer and early Autumn and is about to cause a boom in the bug population.

    Warmer Winters mean more insects, eggs, and larvae survive to pester us in the Spring.  More moisture means food for plant-eating insects, and breeding grounds for water-breeding insects. This is great for all the benefits we get from bugs, but not so much for annoying and sometimes dangerous bites and stings.

    All those stagnant pools of water should mean enough mosquitoes to keep us firmly indoors, or at least coated in DEET, as we're all still concerned about Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases...

    Insect repellents can help reduce exposure to mosquitoes that may transmit disease such as West Nile virus and EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis). These diseases can cause serious illness and even death. Using insect repellent allows you to continue to play and work outdoors with a reduced risk of mosquito bites. The Centers for Disease Control has additional information available. and these articles are helpful, too.

    ~     When do you apply insect repellent?
    ~     Good Morning America Features Natrapel
    ~     General Care of Bites and Stings
    ~     Ben’s Outdoor – with DEET
    ~     Mosquito Control: You Have Options
    ~     What is “Continuous Spray”?
    ~     After Bite Sting Relief Products – The Buzz Behind the Bee

    insectrepellents-animatedAccording to Popular Science, more adult mosquitoes live through a warm winter, and more of their larvae survive as well. And since mosquitoes breed in standing water, a wet spring gives them plenty of romantic enclaves to keep the population boom going. Moreover, warm weather speeds up a mosquito’s reproductive lifecycle—she can lay more eggs and have them hatch more quickly. If this is making you itchy, it should.

    The National Pest Management Association recently released its "bug barometer", and the predictions are lousy. This spring and summer, most of the continental United States (apart from the Pacific Northwest) will experience an uptick in insect numbers. In most regions, mosquitoes and ticks will emerge earlier and in greater numbers than usual. The southwest doesn’t have to deal with earlier mosquitoes, according to the barometer, but it gets to share in the nation’s bitter, buggy bounty: once the insects do emerge, they'll be more prolific than usual.

    2018 Spring Bug Barometer After a somewhat mild winter experienced across much of the country, Americans can collectively expect a very buggy spring and summer. See below for the official spring Bug Barometer, which details what Americans can expect in terms of pests in each region of the country based on past and current weather patterns.

    Ticks, which carry Lyme disease, are also a concern in much of the northeast. The bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease, can harm the joints, heart, and even the nervous system if left unchecked.

    Coast to Coast, Americans need to think about protection against insects. From Washington's top news warning that  bug populations are expected to be larger this spring, the warm weather is likely to bring them out sooner ("I would expect to see earlier mosquito activity than we do in the so-called normal year, so I think the biters are just around the corner, too") to the San Diego Union-Tribune advising that as a precaution, the county government’s vector-control crews are already dosing large bodies of standing water with larvicide pellets that can keep mosquito larvae from becoming droves of the blood-sucking insects - we KNOW what's gonna be buggin' you this year!

    “Because of the rain we’ve had, there is an abundance of food out there. Insects are famously reproductive; they lay a ton of eggs, so if there is food available, they will get to work,” said Michael Wall, curator of entomology at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

  • Zika Prevention - Good Morning America Features Natrapel

    We have shared various updates on Zika in the US, including Zika – Facts and PreventionZika and Pregnancy and of course, with all 503 current US Zika cases being travel-related, Travel Safety. Now Good Morning America recommended our Natrapel Products for Zika Prevention!Natrapel-GoodMorningAmerica

    Also read More on Zika & When do you apply insect repellent?

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    Image of Natrapel 8-hour 3.4oz Pump, Natrapel® 8-hour 6oz Continuous Spray, and Natrapel 8-hour Wipes 12/box.Natrapel® Products: Natrapel Deet-Free Insect Repellent with Picardin - Effective, DEET-free protection from mosquitoes, black flies, ticks and more. Natrapel 8 Hour - Deet-Free Tick and Insect Repellent Proven to Last Up to 8 Hours!

    Natrapel 8 hour wipes, pump, and continuous spray! For long-lasting DEET-Free relief from insects

     

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  • When do you apply insect repellent?

    When do most people think of applying Insect Repellent? When they get bitten! (As in "Ouch! Dang! I'm getting bitten. I need to put on my insect repellent...)

    So what does this mean?

    It means you should have insect sting relief products for after a bite or sting as well as repellent!

    Insect Repellent & Sting Relief

    insectrepellents-animatedInsect Repellent & Relief for avoiding biting and stinging pests and first aid treatment if they get you!

    Insect Sting Relief Pads & After Bite®. We offer several bite and sting relief first aid treatments for people with and without allergies to bee and wasp stings. Bite Relief for Ants, Chiggers, and more in Applicators & Sting Relief Towelettes. We even offer cool new After Bite for Kids! Don't scratch and whine... Treat Insect Bites and get on with your day!

    Ben's DEET, Natrapel DEET-Free & BugX Insect Repellents + After Bite Relief & Sting Pads! Bug Bite Treatment & Insect Sting Relief

    When do most people think about applying Insect Repellent? AFTER they've been bitten! Be sure to stock up on Insect Sting Relief as well as Bug Repellent! Insect Repellant & Bug Repellent Pumps and continuous spray. Wasp & Hornet Spray, Bite Relief with Applicator & Repellent Towelettes / Wipes. Protect from Asian Tiger Mosquito, Dengue, Yellow Fever, West Nile and more.

    ALSO SEE: Anti-Itch Cream, Itch Cream & Cleanser , Insect Repellents & Poison Ivy Block NEW! Read about First Aid for Bites & Stings!

    ? The CDC recommends avoiding Mosquito bites as the best solution available at present for Zika Prevention as well as the Dengue problem. Read more about Dengue from CDC & WHO

  • After Bite Sting Relief Products - The Buzz Behind the Bee

    Want to know the story behind the bee? How did the After Bite brand develop, and how does After Bite Work?

    After-Bite-BeeIn the late 90s, Tender Corporation realized that despite After Bite’s success, challenges had appeared in the marketplace as competition in insect bite treatments grew. In response, Tender came up with two new formulas in 1998.

    Through consumer surveys Tender Corporation recognized that the #1 way people treated their mosquito bites was with After Bite. The surveys also indicated that when bee stings, jelly fish stings and spider bites were explored, the preferred treatments were all over the board. Tender Corporation concluded that After Bite was seen as the only mosquito bite treatment by the consumer. Home remedies such as meat tenderizer, tea tree oil, and baking soda paste were commonly cited as being used to treat mosquito bites. It was also recognized that children tend to scratch insect bites therefore leaving an open wound. When After Bite Original was applied to these open scratches on children they would experience a very unpleasant stinging sensation from the ammonia in the formulation - thus creating the need for a sensitive formula for children. This “all natural”, gentle, non-stinging cream was created which contained tea tree oil, baking soda, vitamin E and Aloe Vera. It was launched in 2003 as After Bite Kids and quickly became the #2 selling insect bite treatment in the market.

    In addition, Tender Corporation recognized consumers were treating bee, wasp, jelly fish and fire ant stings with a variety of remedies as well. They then came out with a gel that still had the active ingredient of ammonia but added things such as baking soda and tea tree oil. The gel format was created due to the need to treat multiple bites over a larger area. Unlike the traditional After Bite pen application the gel can be easily spread over an area of many bites in one treatment. This is particularly helpful with fire ants, bee stings and jelly fish stings in which you get bitten multiple times.

    Tender Corporation’s mission was then to create the messaging that was appropriate for the mosquito bite treatment market in which After Bite dominated, the kids market and expansion in the lawn and garden and insecticides area with the After Bite Extra formula. Recognizing that After Bite was also used in the outdoors they added the After Bite Outdoor formula which is the same as the Extra formula but repackaged to assimilate that larger audience that deals with a wide range of bites. The liquid in After Bite, the cream in After Bite Kids or the gel in After Bite Extra and After Bite Outdoors will work equally well on mosquito bites, the preference is in which delivery system the consumer desires.

    Recently, looking at the trends in the marketplace, Tender Corporation began to brainstorm how they could continue to improve upon this product. In 2014 they launched the After Bite New & Improved formula which added 5% baking soda making it the active ingredient and kept the ammonia at the original 3% as a preservative. Baking soda and ammonia in the chemical world are bases and stings and bites are acids. When the two are mixed together you essentially neutralize the effect of the sting/bite immediately. Most other products in marketplace typically have a benzocaine or lidocaine that masks the pain temporarily and you will find yourself itching and scratching later on whereas the After Bite formula dissipates the bite. See more...

    Insect Bite & Sting Relief for Adults & Kids Insect Bite & Sting Relief for Adults & Kids

    After Bite® Products - Insect Bite & Sting: Bite treatments from AfterBite, the overwhelming favorite for over 30 years - Try After Bite® - the original, trusted Itch Eraser®. Choose from: Outdoor-a powerful gel-formula for immediate itch and sting relief, Outdoor Chigger & Ant special formulation, & new After Bite® Kids: a gentle, non-stinging cream specially formulated for kids.After Bite Products - insect sting relief applicator for mosquitoes, ants, chiggers & even a Childrens' stick!

  • Ben's Outdoor - with DEET

    bens-outdoor-deet-permethrinBen’s was started by a gentleman named Mark Mowatt out of Maine. He had previously worked for the company that sold and distributed the Muskol brand insect repellent.  He felt that he could better market and promote the product on his own, so he created a new brand and named it after his son Ben.

    Mark started with a 100% DEET re-packaged into a bright orange bottle and marketed it throughout New England, starting in Maine and growing the brand from there.  Tender Corporation was already in the insect bite treatment market and struck up many conversations with Mark at a variety of trade shows.  Through these conversations Mark discovered it made a great deal of sense to sell the brand to Tender Corporation and concentrate on other areas of the business.

    Ben’s was purchased by Tender Corporation in April of 1987 and extended the brand into a Ben’s Wilderness formula (30% DEET) and backyard Formula (20% DEET).  The mid 90’s brought forth a new formulation with the incorporation of their Turco machine (bag on valve technology). They were one of only three companies to use this technology in manufacturing.   This allowed Tender Corporation to take out alcohol and propellant, leaving 100% repellent in our product lines.  They continued on with Ben’s Wilderness and Ben’s Backyard formulas.  Looking at the differentiation and the fact that there was not many costing points between the 20% and 30% they decided to drop the 20% and focus the brand on the higher end DEET messaging, from 100% down to the 30%. 0006-7070

    DEET has been the most tested chemical by the EPA over the last 60-70 years.  There have been no health issues related to the use of DEET that were not intentional by the end user.  It is a very safe and effective active ingredient for repellents. Tender Corporation has continued to enhance the packaging and messaging while sticking with the bright orange coloring in a variety of sizes in pump sprays, continuous spray and wipes in the Ben’s 30% to handle the variety of needs the marketplace has.

    Ben's® Outdoor

    Ben's Products - Deet & Permethrin Based Insect Repellents: Ben's Deet repellents - offering protection from insects that may carry Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), West Nile Virus (WNV), malaria and other infectious diseases. Don't be afraid or bothered to be outside with Ben's Deet repellant's. Providing protection for up to 8-10 hours, Ben's products will help you relax and enjoy your outdoor outings without the worry or annoyance of bugs!

    Ben's Products: Ben's 30 and 100 Deet Repellent bug spray NEW BEN'S® CLOTHING AND GEAR REPELLENT See them here!

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