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New Insect Repellent Uses DEET-Free Protection Against Biting Bugs

New Insect Repellent Uses DEET-Free Protection Against Biting Bugs Bug Band, Inc. has introduced the first non-DEET, non-toxic insect repellent that safely and effectively repels all biting insects from mosquitoes
 

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. 5/24/04 - Bug Band, Inc. has introduced the first non-DEET, non-toxic insect repellent that safely and effectively repels all biting insects from mosquitoes and ticks to black flies and "no-see-ums." This is good news for all sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts who are reluctant to use DEET formulation because of DEET's harmful effects on them and their sporting gear.
  The active ingredient in the new BugBand product is Geraniol, an all-natural plant extract derived from the Geranium plant. The entomology department at the University of Florida at Gainesville developed Geraniol after more than 17 years of research. It is pesticide-free, all natural and safe for use on children. Bug Band, Inc. has been granted the exclusive rights for the use of Geraniol, and the company offers the new insect repellent in three convenient applications.
  The most convenient form is a band that can be worn on the wrist, around the ankle, through belt loops or even shoelaces. The Band provides the user with 120 hours of protection. When it's not being worn, the band can be stored in a convenient pod that prolongs its use. The Band can be worn in wet, rainy environments-even while swimming- without losing its effectiveness.
  BugBand is also available in convenient towelettes and a pump spray bottle. The towelettes are ideal for children and adults for applying directly to the skin. Each package contains two towelettes and they can be easily carried in a pack, tackle box or pocket.
  The 4-ounce pump spray bottle is one of the most effective ways of applying the repellent. By spraying the liquid directly on clothing or skin, the Geraniol vapors will form a protective barrier to deter blood-sucking insects from biting.
  This spray lotion does not contain any propellants, but relies on a highly effective metered pump sprayer to dispense a fine mist over the area to be treated. It's great for applying around the ankles, wrist or neck, where insects tend to invade clothing. A single use provides hours of insect protection.
  Fishermen will appreciate the absence of DEET in BugBand. They won't have to worry about the damaging effect of DEET on fishing line, lures and other tackle.
  After conducting more than 4,000 studies on a wide range of blood feeding insects, BugBand has proven to effective against mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, black flies, gnats, chiggers, no-see-ums, and many others. Coalition troops in Iraq have successfully used the bands to repel sand fleas and other biting insects. When compared against products like Citronella, Geraniol proved to be 100 percent more effective. Against products containing comparable amounts of DEET, Geraniol proved to be more effective.
  For more information on BugBand and its full product line, contact the company at BugBand, 127 Riverside Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120.

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