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I am not sure if many companies offer to share their journey with the public, but with our mission statement and desire to create a trusted brand, it becomes necessary. This blog will become an evergreen document as our story will continue to grow.

Zone Protects was created to help and protect people. My name is Brian Baer, and as founder and CEO of Zone Repellents, I have had the entrepreneurial spirit inside of me since I was a child. Most children love to make mud pies, but I created an entire product line, dried them carefully in the sun, and attempted to sell them by the road.

Fast forward to the early years of my career as a chemical engineer working in West Texas. I was sitting on a friend’s back porch and we watched his dog just destroy his flower beds. I said to my friend that I could make something to help stop his dog from ruining his garden. It was that event that motivated me to create No Holes Bark, a mulch-impregnated product that repels digging dogs from home gardens.

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Summertime means picnics, bike rides, hikes and outdoor adventures. Unfortunately, summertime also means mosquitoes and other pesky insects. Bug bites can certainly put a damper on your outdoor fun, but more importantly, mosquitoes and ticks can carry diseases that are harmful. A safe and effective picaridin-based insect repellent can limit bites and protect you and your family from illnesses carried by insects.

So, what is Picaridin exactly and why is it the best?

Picaridin, also called Icaridin and Saltidin, was developed by Bayer AG in the 1980s and has been sold in the U.S. since 2005. Not only is it an alternative to DEET, but it far surpasses DEET in every category that matters, including safety and effectiveness.

Picaridin was made to resemble the natural compound piperine, which is found in the group of plants that are used to produce black pepper. For all you chemistry geeks out there like me, Picaridin is an insect repellent in the piperidine chemical family. The chemical name is long, but it is essentially an aromatic nitrogen compound, and of...

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Vector-borne diseases are diseases that are transmitted to humans by living organisms. Mosquitoes are the best known disease vector. Other disease vectors include ticks, flies and fleas. These diseases are very serious and can be fatal! In the United States, vector-borne disease cases are increasing and include West Nile and Zika viruses, Lyme disease and spotted fever.

Vector-borne diseases are caused by parasites, viruses and bacteria that are transmitted by these insects. Every year, there are more than 700,000 deaths from mosquito-transmitted diseases globally.

Prevention is the key against contracting these diseases, and using insect repellents is the best weapon. In the current insect repellent market, the majority of people believe that products containing DEET are the most effective. However, they also know that DEET is an oily, smelly chemical, not safe for children or pregnant women and has serious potential health impacts. Most consumers just don’t know there is anything else they can use! Until...

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At Zone Repellents, we strive for excellence in all things, especially our knowledge about the animals we help you keep away from your family and pets. In this blog, we’ll be discussing mosquitos! Most of us are able to prevent and treat those microscopic attackers, but we can all do better when armed with more knowledge.. And Picardin insect repellent from Zone Repellents. The more we know about our mosquitoes, the better we can protect our yards and stay safe from the deadly diseases that they can carry.

Mosquito Facts

Mosquitoes, the insects that are universally hated the world over. These pesky, disease-carrying pests make a living by sucking the blood out of just about anything that moves, including us. But if you take a moment away from your annoyance with their bites, mosquitoes are actually pretty interesting creatures to learn about!

1. Mosquito is Spanish for “little fly.”

The word reportedly originated in the early 16th century. In Africa, New Zealand and Australia, mosquitoes are often called...

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For many Americans, there is nothing scarier than being surprised by a snake while casually working in the garden, grilling, or playing with the kids in the backyard. Unless you live in Alaska, chances are good that snakes live close to your property. Here are some interesting facts about snakes and a few methods you can use to keep snakes off your land and out of your home.

One of the most important snake deterrents is Zone Hiss Off! Snake Repellent. We’ll share more about what makes this the best snake repellent later on in the article. But first, let’s learn more about snakes! Thanks to One Kind Planet for providing some of this slithery information.

Snake Facts

  • Snakes are carnivores, meaning that they eat meat. I guess I’ve never seen a snake chowing down on a salad but like most others, I rarely have lunch with them.

  • Snakes don’t have eyelids.

  • Snakes have internal ears, but not external ones. I guess they like to hear themselves...

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