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Take The Bite Out Of Labor Day

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nothing puts a damper on end-of-summer picnics and campouts faster than biting bugs. Unfortunately, mosquitoes and other insect pests come with the summertime territory. You can keep pesky – and sometimes dangerous – bugs from ruining your time outdoors over the long Labor Day weekend by taking three steps for complete protection: Treat yourself, treat the yard and treat your deck, patio or campsite. By creating a Bite-Free Zone™ of protection during your festivities, you can help keep your family safe from mosquitoes and the diseases they may carry.

1.  First, use a personal insect repellent as your main line of defense against biting bugs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends using a repellent when spending time outdoors as a highly effective way to minimize risk of contracting West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses. Personal repellents are available in a variety of application methods and active ingredients, ranging from the familiar DEET to newer ingredients like oil of lemon eucalyptus.

  • DEET-based insect repellents, such as Unscented Backwoods Cutter® and Cutter® All Family® insect repellents, are recommended for those who plan to spend longer periods of time outdoors in more heavily infested conditions. Length of protection depends on the percentage of DEET in the product. Formulas with 30 percent concentrations or lower can be used on children ages 2 months and older.
  • Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, derived from the leaves of the Eucalyptus citriodora tree, naturally repels mosquitoes for up to six hours. You can use oil of lemon eucalyptus-based products, like Cutter® Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, on children 3 years and older.
  • Geraniol-based products, such as Cutter® Natural Insect Repellent, utilize the inherent repellent properties of the geranium flower to repel mosquitoes and other nuisance pests for hours.

Did you know that mosquitoes can detect an unprotected area of skin the size of a dime? In addition to using a personal repellent, you can limit your exposure by dressing strategically: Wear long sleeves and long pants outdoors when mosquitoes are most active (around dusk and dawn). Avoid using scented soaps, perfumes and hair spray when you know you're going to be outside for an extended period of time.

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