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EPA Approves Public Health Claim: Thermacell® Repels Mosquitoes that May Carry Zika Virus

BEDFORD, Mass. (July 26, 2016) -- Thermacell Repellents, Inc., a leading manufacturer of area mosquito repellent products, has received approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizing Thermacell products as an effective repellent for mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus. Thermacell has been certified to repel the Aedes mosquito, which in addition to Zika, transmits a number of diseases including West Nile Virus, Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Virus.


Thermacell Repellents use a patented technology to create a 15 x 15 ft Zone of Protection™ from mosquitoes and other flying insects.   The Thermacell no-spray technology creates a Protection Zone by heating and dispersing repellent into the air.  The repellent, allethrin, is a copy of a natural repellent found in chrysanthemum flowers, and is an effective alternative to DEET, which can ruin gear and irritate human skin.  Silent and odor free, Thermacell provides continuous protection for up to 4 hours for standard refills and up to 12 hours for Max Life™ refills. The entire Thermacell line of repellent products is registered with the EPA and can be used around children and pets. 


“We are proud that Thermacell has passed the EPA’s strict efficacy requirements for public health claims", said Allegra Wechsler Lowitt, chief marketing officer of Thermacell.  “And we are pleased to provide a no-spray solution that helps people enjoy the outdoors this summer and fall without being worried about mosquitoes or the diseases they may carry.” 


The Thermacell family includes multiple solutions that are perfect for a variety of outdoor pursuits. The product line ranges from portable repellers, repellent lanterns, and repellent torches to a multitude of accessory items that make the outdoors safer and more enjoyable.


For more information, visit  www.thermacell.com/zika and for video resources, visit http://dnr.vnr1.com/2016/04/22/Mosquito_Defense.


About Thermacell Repellents, Inc.

Headquartered in Bedford, MA, Thermacell Repellents, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets area mosquito repellent products that create a 15’ x 15’ Zone of Protection from mosquitoes, black flies, and other flying insects. Thermacell products use allethrin, a copy of the natural repellent found in chrysanthemum flowers and are lightweight, silent, and virtually odor free. Thermacell products can be found at most outdoor, sporting goods, home improvement, and mass merchant retailers in the U.S. and are also available internationally in more than 25 countries. For more information on Thermacell and its complete line of repellent products visit http://www.thermacell.com/media  or call 1-866-753-3837.

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