Biting Insects Make an Early Presence on the East Coast with Snow Melting and Weather Warming

Be Prepared with Insect Repellents and Treatment to Protect Against Insect - Borne Illness

Littleton, NH. (March 2015) - As the snow melts on the East Coast, there is also the likelihood of flooding, which will gather mosquitoes in remaining pooled water. As the weather warms, it is important to protect yourself and your family from insect-borne illnesses like West Nile Virus and Chikungunya. Insect repellents and bite treatments can be easily stored in the car, a pocket or purse and will ensure a safer and more comfortable experience this Spring. For more information on insect prevention, treatment and the latest buzz on bugs visit the Insectlopedia –

“The record setting snowfall in North East (and other areas) will set the stage for a pretty significant bug year,” said Frank Meyer, Chief Marketing Office for Tender Corporation. “More water runoff for an extended period of time will create a bigger black fly season. Additionally, due to ground saturation, there will be more puddles and stagnant water resulting in more mosquitos. It is very important to apply an insect repellent and have an insect bite treatment on hand.”

Natrapel® 8-hour bug repellent provides 8+ hours of long lasting, effective protection from biting insects and ticks. This protection is due to its CDCrecommended 20% Picaridin formula. Natrapel 8-hour is just as effective as DEET and is completely safe on gear. It is available in a 6-ounce bottle (MSRP: $7.99) for the home or camping kit; and a one-ounce ($MSRP: $3.99) size, which is great for purses, pockets and packs.

Ben’s bug repellent (available in 30 and 100 DEET offerings) provides up to 10 hours of protection from ticks and insects that may carry infectious diseases. Ben’s bug repellent is long lasting, effective and available in 6-ounce Eco-Spray® (MSRP: $7.99) that provides effortless, even application; and a 1.25-ounce ($5.99) portable size that is easy to carry.

After Bite®'s (MSRP: $3.99) advanced formula with baking soda now provides even better and quicker relief. For over 30 years, After Bite's pharmacist-preferred formula has provided instant itch relief for bites from mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and other common insects - so there's no more scratching! The proprietary mix of soothing ingredients acts fast when you need it most. Be prepared with After Bite and don't let insect bites ruin your day.

About Tender Corporation

Tender Corporation’s headquarters have been nestled in the heart of the White Mountains in Littleton, New Hampshire since 1975. The company is the proud manufacturer of the world-famous insect bite treatment, After Bite®, and now also touts a breadth of brands spanning the preparedness industry. From a full line of well-known insect repellents, Ben’s® and Natrapel®, to first-aid and emergency preparedness brands like Adventure Medical Kits®, Easy Care First Aid™, Survive Outdoors Longer and After Burn® - we’ve got you covered. Always striving to be on the forefront of innovation, many of Tender’s products are packaged in ways that allow them to be both convenient to use and environmentally friendly.

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