BugBand Proven Safe, Effective in Protecting Against Mosquitoes, Ticks and Other Insects

June 20, 2011. Biting insects are more than just pests - they can be dangerous. And while traditional insect repellents can work well, many families and outdoor enthusiasts are thinking twice about slathering synthetic, man-made pesticides on their skin, clothing and equipment, due to toxicity and negative side effects experienced with products containing DEET. Since its development in 1990, millions of Americans have benefited from a safe, effective alternative for keeping biting insects at bay - BugBand naturally derived insect repellent.

BugBand insect repellent wristbands, sprays, towelettes and diffusers provide proven protection from biting insects while avoiding synthetic, man-made pesticides. The naturally derived insect repellent is safe for children, adults, pets and equipment and has been proven in laboratory and field studies by the University of Florida to be an effective alternative to traditional pesticides such as DEET.

BugBand is a safer choice. According to laboratory and field studies by the University of Florida, Geraniol, the plant-based active ingredient in BugBand, has been proven effective in repelling a wide variety of insects, including mosquitoes, flies, gnats, no-see-ums and fleas. BugBand's sprays and towelettes are effective against ticks, as well.

Whether you're playing outside, gardening, traveling, picnicking, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking or golfing, the naturally derived, pleasant-scented Geraniol vapors create an invisible shield that's safe for children and pets, and can be used around food.

BugBand insect repellent is available in several forms, including wristbands (for everyday use against mosquitoes, flies, gnats, no-see-ums and fleas); pump spray and towelettes (for heavier-duty applications and to repel all of the insects the wristbands protect against, plus ticks); and a new diffuser, which protects up to a 300-square-foot area and is ideal for everything from camping to sitting on the patio; as well as a variety of commercial applications.

BugBand insect repellent is made in the USA and is available online, and at department, grocery and drug stores across the country, including Walmart, Target, Bass Pro and REI. For more information, visit www.bugband.net.