Terminix ALLCLEAR Introduces New Line of Mosquito Repellers That Satisfy Americans’ Desire for Natural Insect Control
NEW survey reveals nearly 9 of 10 Americans would choose natural mosquito repellent solutions if proven just as effective as repellents that contain chemicals
DALLAS, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — This summer it’s easier than ever to “beat the bite” of the menacing mosquito with two new, all-natural solutions by Universal Pest Solutions – the portable Terminix® ALLCLEAR® TableTop Mosquito Repeller and the personal, clipable Terminix ALLCLEAR SideKick Mosquito Repeller.
These new area repellents are the ideal accompaniment to any outdoor activity where mosquitoes, gnats or midges might be a problem. And what’s more, they’re all-natural, proven effective, and offer a great value with long-lasting protection. The TableTop and SideKick Mosquito Repellers use a fan-based diffusion technology to circulate a botanical mixture of lemongrass, cinnamon, peppermint and geranium oils that’s safe, when used as directed, to protect people outdoors without needing to spray anything on the skin. This all-natural mixture has proven equal to synthetic chemical options in safely and effectively repelling up to 95 percent of mosquitoes.
This is great news for consumers who want natural mosquito control solutions. Eighty percent of Americans say that they prefer using natural products for themselves and their families, when available, according to a new survey conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Universal Pest Solutions, LP, manufacturers of the Terminix ALLCLEAR products. Eighty eight percent said they would choose a natural mosquito repellent if it were proven just as effective as repellents that contain chemicals.
The study also found that nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults don’t use mosquito repellent because they don’t like to put chemicals on their skin. The new repellers offer consumers an all-natural, proven-effective alternative.
“It is important Americans are vigilant about protecting themselves and their families from mosquitoes. Not only are they a terrible nuisance, but 2012 was one of the worst seasons for West Nile Virus on record with a reported 5,387 cases,” says Stanton E. Cope, Ph.D., manager of technical services for Terminix International. “While it’s early in the season, there have already been two cases of West Nile Virus reported this year.”
The New Repellers:
TableTop Mosquito Repeller is a portable, battery-powered unit about the size of a travel mug. It’s safe when used as directed and effectively and naturally repels mosquitoes, gnats and midges from areas up to 15×15 feet and is the perfect protection at home on the patio, deck or even on-the-go. Use it at the beach, camping, fishing, boating and more. One refill cartridge (included) lasts 18 hours–four times longer than leading chemical competitors. Kit includes: 1 TableTop unit, 2 AAA batteries, 1 refill (MSRP $14.99; additional 2-pack refills MSRP $6.99).
SideKick Mosquito Repeller is an all-natural, clipable mosquito repeller that’s safe when used as directed and delivers protection you don’t have to spray on skin. Just clip the SideKick at the waistband, attach it to a chaise, or hang it on a beach chair to protect your personal space for hours. One refill cartridge (included) lasts 18 hours–50 percent longer than leading chemical competitors. The kit includes: one clip-able unit, two AAA batteries, one refill (MSRP $9.99; additional two-pack refills MSRP $5.99).
The Terminix ALLCLEAR Product Line:
The Terminix ALLCLEAR Mosquito Solutions product line also includes the all-natural Mosquito Mister Lantern and the Backyard Mosquito Mister, newly updated for the 2013 summer season.
The portable and attractive battery-powered Mosquito Mister Lantern automatically dispenses an all-natural solution of Geraniol, a botanical extract of the lemongrass plant, long known for its effective insect-repelling power. The Lantern is proven to quickly and safely repel more than 95 percent of biting mosquitoes from areas up to 300 square feet, (about the size of an average deck or patio). The natural refill formula (included) is safe when used as directed to use around children, pets, and food; is non-toxic; contains no synthetic chemicals or residues, and is safe for the environment, too. (MSRP $59.99; additional naturals refill MSRP $7.99).
The Backyard Mosquito Mister technology offers immediate mosquito protection for areas up to 2,000 square feet. It works by spraying a four-minute mist into the area you want to protect and is effective for up to six hours. Its durable outdoor design, 30-foot A/C power cord, rolling wheels and included remote control make it easy to move around the yard. Two concentrate options available, sold separately. (MSRP $199.99; concentrate refills MSRP $29.99).
All Mosquito Solutions are available for purchase at www.terminixallclear.com and online at homedepot.com, target.com, amazon.com, frontgate.com and other online retailers. For more information, visit the Terminix ALLCLEAR website or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Product samples and images are available upon request.
Universal Pest Solutions, LP and Terminix have teamed up to take this line of mosquito control products to key retailers and to the Terminix network of branch locations across the country.
The Harris survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Universal Pest Solutions, LP from March 28- April 1, 2013 among 2,132 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Erin Vadala at email@example.com.
About Universal Pest Solutions, LP
Universal Pest Solutions, LP is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with field offices in Boston, Mass. Founded in 2007, the company is dedicated to ridding outdoor areas of mosquitoes and other nuisance insects. The Company identifies and develops distinct products to enhance its customers’ quality of life and peace of mind by equipping them with tools and products to effectively control and eliminate mosquitoes and other nuisance insects.
Terminix, a subsidiary of The ServiceMaster Company, is the world’s largest pest control provider. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Terminix services more than 3 million customers in 47 states and 14 countries. Terminix provides pest control services and protection against termites, rodents and other pests threatening human health and/or safety. To learn more about Terminix, visit www.terminix.com.
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