When Traveling to Tropical Locales Pack and Apply Insect Repellent to Avoid Insect-Borne Illnesses

Airplane-Approved Sizes of Ben’s and Natrapel Insect Repellents Are Easy to Carry-On and Quick to Apply

Littleton, N.H. (March/April 2015) - With the recent news around large cases of people returning from tropical locations with Chikungunya, an infection caused by a virus transmitted by yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitos, it is important for vacationers to remember to pack and apply insect repellent. A simple airplane-approved travel size of an insect repellent like Natrapel or Ben’s help ward off biting insects and protect from insect-borne viruses. For more information on these products visit tendercorp.com. For more information on insect prevention, treatment and the latest buzz on bugs visit the Insectlopedia – www.insectlopedia.com.

“Remembering to pack and apply insect repellent when traveling to tropical locations is just as important as sunscreen,” said Frank Meyer, Chief Marketing Officer for Tender Corporation. “Something as simple as an insect repellent and bite treatment are guaranteed to make any trip more comfortable and safe. Our new travel-friendly sizes of Ben’s and Natrapel are easy to carry, apply and offer long lasting protection.”

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 bug repellent (available in 30 and 100 DEET offerings) provides up to 10 hours of protection from ticks and insects that may carry infectious diseases. Ben’s bug 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.

These products will be available at Walmart in March 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 has 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. Additional information is available at www.tendercorp.com.

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