Welcome!

News Feed Item

Ticked Off About Biting Bugs?

New 'Bug Me Not' Apparel From Gardener's Supply Is a Great Approach to Tick Prevention

BURLINGTON, VT -- (Marketwired) -- 03/25/14 -- Gardener's Supply Company and Insect Shield® have partnered to help gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts have a great approach to tick prevention and outsmart biting bugs that are hoping to snack on them come spring. Disease-carrying deer (or blacklegged) ticks and mosquitoes, pesky flies and midges (no-see-ums), and even annoying chiggers and ants don't stand a chance against Gardener's new Bug Me Not apparel, items pre-treated with odorless and invisible insect repellent that lasts up to 70 washings.

"Our customers told us that tick prevention and ticks, which carry with them the risk of Lyme disease and other illnesses, are a top concern for them while gardening," said Liz Lawrence, Gardener's Supply merchandising manager. "So together with the experts at Insect Shield®, we created Bug Me Not clothing that's comfortable, stylish and effective at repelling biting bugs, including ticks."

The experts at the University of Rhode Island's TickEncounter Resource Center (www.tickencounter.org) recommend tick-repellent clothing as one key way to avoid tick bites and possible infection with Lyme Disease. These new, gardener-tested clothing items, including the Bug Me Not Shirt and Bug Me Not Convertible Pants, with hidden protective cuffs, allow wearers to stay in the garden longer. Also available is the Buff Bandana with Insect Shield ® technology. Gardeners can work close to the ground, in long grasses and near shrubs without concern about ticks crawling up their pant legs or sleeves.

Each Bug Me Not item was designed with safety, comfort, function and style in mind, with thoughtful details like ventilation panels, zippered security pockets, hidden cuffs and stand-up collars. Super-light 100 percent polyester fabric wicks moisture, dries quickly and even provides sun protection of SPF 30, as well as effective protection from ticks, mosquitoes, ants, flies, chiggers and midges. The built-in insect repellent lasts for about 70 launderings, and no special cleaning methods are required -- just toss into the washer and dryer.

How Does it Work?
The durable protection provided by Insect Shield® apparel and gear is the result of years of research and testing. In July 2003, Insect Shield Repellent Apparel was registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Insect Shield clothing and gear products combine the patent-pending Insect Shield process with a proprietary formulation of the insect repellent permethrin -- resulting in effective, odorless insect protection that lasts the expected lifetime of the product. Insect Shield Repellent Apparel feels and smells the same as other clothing.

Can Anyone Wear Bug Me Not Clothing?
Insect Shield® repellent apparel is registered by the EPA, which means it has been rigorously tested on multiple levels. There are no restrictions for use or wear. Bug Me Not clothing comes in women's sizes 4-22W (S-2XL).

Doesn't Winter Weather Kill Ticks?
Though it seems impossible that any insect or arachnid could have survived the frigid temperatures and heavy snows of this past winter, cold-hardy, hungry deer ticks will be at the ready when warmer weather arrives. In fact, estimates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicate there could be about 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease this year -- in addition to other insect-borne illnesses including West Nile virus, La Crosse encephalitis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Tickencounter.org experts predict a very active tick season for 2014.

What Other Methods Help Prevent Tick Bites?
In the garden or on the trail, ticks are a serious concern. In addition to wearing insect-repellent clothing like the Bug Me Not shirt and pants, daily tick checks, avoiding tick habitats and removing likely tick breeding areas from yards are good practices for tick avoidance. Anyone who finds a tick on their body or clothing should remove it carefully, taking care to remove the entire tick and not to crush it.

For more information on Bug Me Not apparel or to purchase these and other items for repelling ticks, Gardener's Supply Spring 2014 catalog or call 1-800-955-3370.

Products in this Release Include:

Bug Me Not Shirt
Item #8587862, $84.95-$89.95. Available in women's sizes S-2XL.

Bug Me Not Convertible Pants
Item #8587863, $94.95-$104.95. Available in women's sizes 4-22W.

Buff Bandana with Insect Shield ®
Item # 8587788. $26.95 Available in Pink Ice, Mali Blue and Mali Sage.

About Gardener's Supply Company
Founded in 1983, Gardener's Supply is a 100% employee-owned company of avid gardeners providing garden-tested, earth-friendly products combined with practical information. Located in Burlington, Vermont, the company has won many awards for its patented products and innovative management style. Gardener's Supply donates 8% of its profits back to the community and is a Certified B Corp.

About Insect Shield® Technology
Insect Shield® repellent apparel and gear are revolutionary products designed to provide long-lasting, effective and convenient personal insect protection. The durable protection provided by Insect Shield apparel and gear is the result of years of research and testing. In July 2003, Insect Shield Repellent Apparel was registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Insect Shield Technology is utilized by leading lifestyle brands, work wear distributors and International relief organizations across the globe to provide effective protection against insects and the diseases they can carry. Insect Shield is an approved vendor of the US Army and US Marine Corps.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2550789
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2550792

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Maree Gaetani
802-324-3699
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
China Unicom exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE FDD, TD-LTE), fixed-line broadband, ICT, data communica...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Zerto exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform™, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual...
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, will present an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He will expound on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and...
WebRTC is about the data channel as much as about video and audio conferencing. However, basically all commercial WebRTC applications have been built with a focus on audio and video. The handling of “data” has been limited to text chat and file download – all other data sharing seems to end with screensharing. What is holding back a more intensive use of peer-to-peer data? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, WebRTC Applications Team Lead at National ICT Australia, looked at differ...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
IoT offers a value of almost $4 trillion to the manufacturing industry through platforms that can improve margins, optimize operations & drive high performance work teams. By using IoT technologies as a foundation, manufacturing customers are integrating worker safety with manufacturing systems, driving deep collaboration and utilizing analytics to exponentially increased per-unit margins. However, as Benoit Lheureux, the VP for Research at Gartner points out, “IoT project implementers often un...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headquarters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. They have been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8,000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Technologic Systems’ pr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IoT Now has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.
SYS-CON Events announced today that WineSOFT will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Based in Seoul and Irvine, WineSOFT is an innovative software house focusing on internet infrastructure solutions. The venture started as a bootstrap start-up in 2010 by focusing on making the internet faster and more powerful. WineSOFT’s knowledge is based on the expertise of TCP/IP, VPN, SSL, peer-to-peer, mob...
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and containers together help companies achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of Dev...
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @CloudExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
The security needs of IoT environments require a strong, proven approach to maintain security, trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vic...
With billions of sensors deployed worldwide, the amount of machine-generated data will soon exceed what our networks can handle. But consumers and businesses will expect seamless experiences and real-time responsiveness. What does this mean for IoT devices and the infrastructure that supports them? More of the data will need to be handled at - or closer to - the devices themselves.