This year, Insect Shield wanted to help support another partner, the TickEncounter Research Center at the University of Rhode Island. For over 10 years, URI's Center for Vector-Borne Disease has been committed to tackling the growing tick epidemic via research and new outreach programs. In support of these efforts a contribution of the Insect Shield holiday gift fund has been donated to TickEncounter to help fuel research efforts.
So, Insect Shield partners will not receive hokey holiday cards and chocolate covered ants this year. Instead, a donation has been made on their behalf to help support further research in Lyme disease prevention.
For more information about TickEncounter and to find out how you can help, please visit http://www.tickencounter.org
About Insect Shield Technology:
In July 2003, Insect Shield introduced the first EPA-registered insect-repellent apparel. Insect Shieldr Repellent Apparel technology provides effective, invisible and odorless protection against mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums) through 70 launderings. Insect Shieldr Repellent Gear technology is proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and fleas through six months of constant exposure to weathering (sun/rain). 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: