Insect Shield Clothing – Protect Your Family From Insect-Borne Diseases
By Audrey van Petegem, Senior Editor
My family and I (including the dogs) just traveled cross-country to cottage-country in Ontario, Canada. Anyone who has every been to the North Eastern part of this country knows that mosquitoes, ticks, no-see-ums are a major nuisance in the summer months – especially at dusk.
I received, grasieuseté of Insect Shield, an Insect Shield Bandana for each of us – including the dogs – to wear as we head up North. We all wore the bandanas around our necks that really helped to keep those pesky insects away from our necks and faces. This is so much better than wearing the toxic, greasy, smelly insect spray.
So, how does it work? Insect Shield’s has converted everyday clothes and accessories into long lasting effective and convenient insect protection that last the lifetime of the garment. The clothes can be washed with the rest of your garments without any loss of the insect repellent qualities. The repellent is odorless, invisible and has no texture. The active ingredient is permethrin – the same ingredient found in lice and flea shampoo – that is tightly bound to the fabric fibers. Perfect for the outdoorsy person of any age. Insect Shield has gear for both men and women, specifically designed for fishing, hunting, camping, gardening and equestrian needs.
Insect Shield is revolutionary in the fight against dangerous diseases that many insects carry, such as, Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus and Malaria. Every year, millions of people around the world are affected by these insect-borne diseases. Insect Shield works with agencies and international relief organizations to assist at-risk populations protection against insects by providing Insect Shield uniform programs for relief and health workers and Insect Shield bed nets, blankets and covers.
Now, I need to head to their on-line catalogue to take care of our lower extremities. You may also want to help protect yourself and, as an added bonus, make a global difference against insect-borne diseases.