SOURCE: Insect Shield, LLC

Insect Shield, LLC

April 21, 2009 13:31 ET

New Insect Shield® Repellent Gear Hits the Market for Spring 2009

Bug Hut Tents * Hammocks * Camping Chairs * Mosquito Nets

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - Insect Shield, a pioneer in insect-repellent technology, has partnered with top brands to bring a collection of new bug protective gear to market. Insect Shield® gear repels mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and fleas, which includes insects with the potential to carry diseases such as Malaria, West Nile virus, Dengue fever and Lyme disease.

Insect Shield gear provides remarkably convenient, invisible and odorless insect protection, with no potential for misuse or overuse, as can be the case with topical insect repellents, and it's EPA-registered and can be used by infants, children of all ages, and women who are pregnant or nursing.

New Insect Shield gear products from REI, ENO (Eagles Nest Outfitters) and TravelChair include tents, camping chairs and hammocks designed to help protect outdoor enthusiasts from annoying and potentially dangerous bugs. Also look for new Insect Shield mosquito nets from Mombasa, Sea to Summit, and Cocoon. To find Insect Shield gear products visit and click on "Where to Buy."

About Insect Shield Repellent Technology:

Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel provides effective, invisible and odorless protection against mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums) through 70 launderings. Insect Shield apparel categories include outdoor, golf, hunting, fishing, equestrian, and summer camp. Insect Shield® Repellent Gear is proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and fleas through six months of constant exposure to weathering (sun/rain). Insect Shield gear product 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, 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 or

Re-branding Campaign:

Buzz Off Insect Shield is completing its official re-branding transition to Insect Shield. The Buzz Off Insect Shield brand will no longer be utilized as of May 1, 2009. Consumers familiar with Buzz Off Insect Shield products can now visit for Insect Shield® apparel and gear product updates and corporate information.

Insect Shield apparel is U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered to provide effective insect protection through 70 washings, almost three times the initial claim of 25 washings for its original Buzz Off™ Insect Shield brand apparel, first offered in July 2003. Insect Shield Repellent Apparel products available now for spring 2009 are marketed under the Insect Shield® brand and offer the increased repellency durability of 70 washings.

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