SOURCE: Buzz Off Insect Shield, LLC

March 26, 2008 11:00 ET

Buzz Off Insect Shield and Cintas Corporation Partner to Incorporate Insect-Repellent Apparel Technology Into Uniforms

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 26, 2008) - Buzz Off Insect Shield, LLC, and Cintas Corporation announce the launch of a new insect-repellent uniform collection ideal for those who work daily in the outdoors where pesky and potentially dangerous bugs can be a chronic issue.

The new insect repellent uniform collection from Cintas features EPA-registered Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel technology proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges (no-see-ums), including species that can carry Lyme disease, West Nile virus and other diseases. Insect Shield protection is invisible, odorless, does not change the feel of the garment and lasts through 70 launderings.

Cintas begins offering Insect Shield Repellent Apparel in their spring 2008 sourcebook, available now.

Cintas, a recognized innovator, continues to lead the industry in specialized fabrics necessary for today's lint-free "clean-rooms," customized fire-resistant clothing to save lives, and an expanded line of first-aid supplies and training services. The addition of Insect Shield technology makes yet another important solution available to the Cintas client base.

"We are very excited to bring Insect Shield products to the uniform industry, which we believe will enthusiastically embrace this new apparel functionality," says Jason Griffin, executive vice president, Buzz Off Insect Shield. "As a leader in workplace apparel, Cintas is the perfect platform upon which to launch this technology into the uniform business."

About Insect Shield Technology:

In July 2003, Buzz Off Insect Shield, LLC, introduced the first EPA-registered insect-repellent apparel. Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel technology provides effective, invisible and odorless protection against mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums) through 70 launderings. The Insect Shield® Repellent Gear technology is proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and fleas through six months of constant exposure to weathering (sun/rain). Insect Shield apparel categories include outdoor, golf, hunting, fishing, and equestrian. Insect Shield gear products categories include camping, patio, beach, pet, and equestrian. Insect Shield technology has the potential to be an important tool in the battle against insect-borne diseases and improve the health of people worldwide. In partnership with a number of agencies and international relief organizations, the Insect Shield technology is being used for apparel and other items that people use daily to aid in protection against insects. For more information visit

About Cintas Corporation:

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services to approximately 800,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market, and is a Nasdaq-100 company and component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. The Company has achieved 38 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings, to date. For more information about Cintas visit

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