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Fight Victor! The Vector-borne Disease

by Brian Baer 02 Jan 2024

Vector-borne diseases are diseases that are transmitted to humans by living organisms.  Mosquitoes are the best known disease vector (not to be confused with its cousin, Victor).  Others 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 (mosquitoes), Lyme disease and spotted fever (ticks). 

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 outside of the U.S.

Prevention is the key against contracting these diseases and using insect repellents is the best weapon In the current 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 Now.

Some repellents offer different chemistries such as IR3535, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus and natural and essential oils.  Although products with these ingredients are DEET-free, they still do not offer the effectiveness or skin-friendly feel consumers are asking for.

Wait for it…now, there is a truly safe, highly effective and healthy alternative to DEET and other chemistries called Picaridin.  Picaridin is the best choice to fight Victor (aka vector-borne diseases).  Picaridin is an EPA approved repellent that is synthetically derived from the pepper plant (piperine family).  It is non-oily, not greasy, has no odor and is safe for adults, children and pregnant women.  Products containing Picaridin are being introduced to consumers and leading the way is Zone® Insect Repellents.

The EPA has recognized Picaridin as a highly effective repellent and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have endorsed Picaridin as the preferred repellent chemistry in the fight against Victor (or vector-borne illness, as we now know).  So, what are you waiting for?  More great stuff about Zone?  Okay.

Zone Protects Insect Repellents are made with 20% Picaridin, gentle skin moisturizers and have a light, clean scent that smells nothing like other repellents.  Zone Protects Insect Repellents are EPA registered and proven effective worldwide for 12-hour protection against mosquitoes, ticks, flies, fleas, chiggers, gnats and no-seeums. 

In addition, Zone has a patent-pending, efficacy enhancing ingredient called Vanillin.  The addition of vanillin to the formulation is unlike any other product in the world.  Zone Protects Insect Repellents are safe and are simply the best repellent products on the market today.

If you have allergies to certain scents and odors, Zone has you in mind.  Zone Insect Repellent Sensitive Skin is a non-scented, hypoallergenic product that has the same effectiveness as the original product.

 Zone Protects Insect Repellents are currently in everywhere online, Amazon, and many fine retailers.  Also, of course, you can order to your heart’s content on the website at

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