Mosquitoes Make an Early Presence This Spring

Be Prepared with Natrapel and Ben’s Tick and Insect Repellents to Protect Against Insect-Borne Illness

Littleton, NH. (April 2015) - Mosquitoes are making their presence almost a month ahead of schedule due to mixed weather which signals an earlier start of mosquito-born illnesses including West Nile Virus and Chikungunya. With this news, it is important to be prepared with insect repellent and treatment. Using products like Natrapel® 8-Hour and Ben’s® Tick and Insect repellent 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 – www.insectlopedia.com.

“Without a significant cold snap in certain parts of the country this winter, we are already seeing increased mosquito populations,” said Frank Meyer, Chief Marketing Officer at Tender Corporation. “With warmer than average temperatures, bugs aren’t hibernating as long and conditions like puddles and pools of water, are going to be prevalent sooner than expected. Something as simple as an insect repellent and bite treatment can be easily stored in the car, a pocket or purse to ensure a safer and happier experience wile outdoors.”

Natrapel® 8-hour bug repellent provides 8+ hours of long lasting, effective protection from biting insects and ticks. This protection is due to its CDC-recommended 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 Tick and Insect repellent (available in 30 percent and 100 percent DEET offerings) provides up to 10 hours of protection from ticks and insects that may carry infectious diseases. A 30 percent DEET is the minimum percentage recommended by the CDC to guard against diseases transmitted by insects. Ben’s Tick and Insect 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 instant relief from bites and stings. 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.

Quality bug repellent and bite treatments such as Natrapel®, Ben’s® Tick and Insect repellent, and After Bite® are available at Walmart and other retailers nationwide.

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.

CContact: HFS Communications (203.395.8834), emily@hfscommunications.com