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All-Natural Insect Repellent

Beat the bite of the menacing mosquito this summer with two new, all-natural mosquito repellents: the portable Terminix ALLCLEAR TableTop Mosquito Repeller  and the clipable Terminix ALLCLEAR SideKick Mosquito Repeller

 

These area insect repellents are perfect for any outdoor activity where mosquitoes, gnats or midges might be a problem. And what’s more, they’re all-natural, proven effective, and offer a great value with long-lasting protection.

Tabletop Mosquito Repeller

Terminix ALLCLEAR SideKick Mosquito RepellerThe TableTop and SideKick Mosquito Repellers use fan-based diffusion technology to circulate a botanical aroma of lemongrass, cinnamon, peppermint and geranium oil that’s safe to protect people outdoors without needing to spray anything on the skin. This all-natural formula has proven equal to synthetic chemical options in safely and effectively repelling up to 95 percent of mosquitoes.

This is great news for consumers who want natural mosquito control solutions. In a recent Harris Interactive* survey eighty percent of Americans say they prefer using natural products for themselves and their families, when available. Eighty eight percent said they would choose a natural mosquito repellent if it were proven just as effective as repellents that contain chemicals.

The study also found that nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults don’t use mosquito repellent because they don’t like to put chemicals on their skin. The new repellers offer consumers an all-natural, proven-effective alternative.

It is important Americans are vigilant about protecting themselves and their families from mosquitoes.  They can be a terrible nuisance and additionally, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012 was one of the worst seasons for West Nile Virus on record with a reported 5,387 cases.

Find out more about natural insect repellents and natural mosquito control at www.allclearmister.com. 

*Survey Methodology:  The Harris survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Universal Pest Solutions, LP from March 28- April 1, 2013 among 2,132 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. 

Mosquito Season Facts and Tips

Mosquito Season is Here!

From the experts at Terminix ALLCLEAR, check out these interesting insect facts and tips on how to prevent and control the bloodthirsty pests

Terminix ALLCLEAR Mosquito Facts and Tips

Terminix ALLCLEAR Mosquito Facts and Tips

Great Gifts for Dads who Love the Outdoors

If your dad loves spending time outdoors treat him to gifts that make his backyard the ultimate outdoor oasis. From movies outdoors to a bug-free yard, check out these ideas and make him feel like the king of his castle this year and beyond.

The Outdoor Inflatable Theater

Transform your backyard into a vivid cinema with this inflatable theater. 72″ screen frame inflates in five minutes using the included electric pump, and its weather-resistant PVC construction allows it to be used near swimming pools and remain outdoors during rain showers. Includes a remote that controls both the speakers and projector. Pump and projector plug into AC and are not water resistant. Screen: 70″ H x 69″ W x 32″ D. (70 lbs.) Projector: 2 1/2″ H x 9″ W x 6″ D. (2 1/2 lbs.).  $999.95 available at http://www.hammacher.com.

Set of Four Fire Pit Roasting Tools

Make memories to last a lifetime with this set of Fire Pit Roasting Tools.  They have an almost a three-foot reach to help ensure that only the marshmallows get roasted.  Made from heavy-duty, 6mm-gauge mirrored stainless steel with heat-resistant handles.  $89.50 available from http://www.frontgate.com.

 

Bug-Free Backyard in Minutes

The AllClear Cordless Mosquito Mister advanced protection system works quickly and simply to provide hours of protection from mosquitoes, black flies, no-see-ums, and other biting insects in aras up to 4,00 sq. ft. Reduces Mosquitoes by over 90% for up to 6 hours. Just position in your yard and activate. Kills biting insects on contact and creates an invisible barrier of protection that repels insects for hours.  Professional-grade construction and durable, weather-resistant materials make the AllClear Mosquito Mister a smart choice for effective and reliable outdoor mosquito control year after year. From $299.99.  Dad’s day deals at http://allclearmister.com/fathers-day-promo/

 

An Evening Under the Stars

This Catalina Creations Celestial Cauldron Fire Pit is a cast-iron, wood-burning fireplace that will add charm to your outdoor setting. It features a deep, oversized cast-iron bowl with a whimsical stars and moon cutout design. It comes with a removable spark screen to contain flying embers, a screen lifting tool, a log grate for proper wood-burning airflow and a protective outdoor storage cover.  $199.00 http://www.homedepot.com/.

 

 

 

Tips for Controlling Bloodthirsty Mosquitoes

Mosquito Swamp

 

Summer is here and bloodthirsty mosquitoes are setting their sights on backyards across America.  Stop wasting time and money on bug zappers, bat houses, and tiki torches.  Experts at Universal Pest Solutions, an insect control technology company, offers these proven tips to make the most out of time spent outdoors this summer. 

An Ounce (literally) of Prevention

“Mosquitoes can breed in as little as two tablespoons of water and require shady areas for resting,” says Jim Mills, president, Universal Pest Solutions.  “Getting rid of and controlling the areas where mosquitoes rest and breed is the best first line of defense for reducing the populations in your yard.”

Here’s how:

  • Regularly empty water from birdbaths, toys, buckets, and ceramic pots
  • Clean out other potential breeding areas such as rain gutters and catch basins
  • Cut and clear away tall grass and weeds
  • Add larvicides such as mosquito dunks (or BTIs) to standing bodies of water

Fight the Bite – At Home and On-the-go

Americans spend approximately $36 billion on lawn and garden products each year (National Garden Association).  But, what good is a beautiful backyard if you can’t enjoy it without being eaten alive!  Take control of adult mosquitoes.

Here’s how:

  • Wear white whenever possible.  Studies indicate black is the most attractive color to mosquitoes, followed by red.
  • Use a proven insect control technology such as the ALLCLEAR Cordless Mosquito Mister.  With a 100% all-natural solution made from the lemon-grass plant, this portable misting technology kills and repels mosquitoes and other nuisance insects in areas of up to 4,000 square feet for hours and hours of insect protection.  Visit www.allclearmister.com.
  • Keep windows and doors tightly closed, and repair holes in screens to keep the insects outside.
  • Plant marigolds in the yard. They can work as a natural bug repellent since bugs and flying insects do not like fragrance the flowers give off.
  • When in an unprotected area such as on a hike, in the woods, or at a ball game, the CDC recommends repellents containing DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus.

ALLCLEAR products are available hardware stores nationwide and online at www.frontgate.com, homedepot.com and other retailers.  For more information visit www.allclearmister.com.  Universal Pest Solutions, LP, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, identifies and develops products that effectively control and eliminate mosquitoes and other nuisance insects.