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Dogs digging is a common problem that many owners face. The good news is, you don't have to suffer with Fido digging up your yard. Zone Protects No Holes! Digging Dog Prevention helps keep your pets away from the areas you want to protect. Here are a few of the reasons that No Holes! Digging Dog Prevention works.

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What is the difference between a disinfectant and a sanitizer? It's an easy question to answer, though the answer may not always seem clear. Both disinfectants and sanitizers are used in the medical industry as a way of killing bacteria, viruses, fungi or other microorganisms. However, there is a difference between these two products that may surprise you!

Below we discuss the differences between these two cleaning products so you can make an informed decision about which to use for your needs!


Why do our beloved dogs love to dig holes?

Here’s the story. We want to buy a dog to share in our lives and enhance our enjoyment of life. We have a nice house with a comfortable yard. Grass, flowerbeds, wood fence and maybe a spot for a garden describes our backyard space. All we must do is train our new four-legged family member to pee and poop outside, in our backyard.

The excitement of our new pet causes us to modify our lives but that’s okay. After some training and patience and certainly a few accidents, our new dog seems to understand that inside is for eating and spending time with family and the backyard is theirs to do its business in peace and comfort. Life seems to be going very smoothly and a routine has been established. But then, one Saturday...

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It is hard to believe that I would ever write a blog article on castor oil. Decades ago, when I was sitting in between classes at the University of Arkansas, waiting on another chemical engineering class to start, the thought of writing such a piece as this did not cross my mind. But, here we are and here we go.

Castor oil, also known as Ricinus communis Linn, Euphorbiaceae oil. Castor oil is a vegetable oil pressed from castor beans (seeds) of the Ricinus communis plant. It is a colorless to very pale-yellow liquid with a distinct taste and odor. And yes, it does have a very impressive molecular structure (see image to the right).

These seeds, which are known as castor beans, contain a toxic enzyme called ricin. This is the same compound that has been used in terrorist...


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 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 destroy his...


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 eliminate 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...


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...


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...


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

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