We have had a ton of Mayflies around our yard this year. They are constantly after Dixie and it seems like she has one attached to her nose all the time when she comes back inside. I know when they bite it hurts, so I feel sorry for her.
This was the perfect time to try out the Insect Shield Bandanas we received. These have insect protection that is bonded to the fabric fibers to repel those irritating critters, like flies, chiggers, ants, mosquito, ticks, fleas, and midges. The advantages are:
- Lasts through 70 washings
- Can be used by the entire family
- Normal washing is recommended
The active ingredient in Insect Shield products is permethrin, which is a synthetic insecticide (interesting to note, permethrin can have side effects of itching, rash, numbness, swelling of skin, and stinging or burning). It has been recommended as safe to use on apparel by the CDC, World Health Organization, and AAFP and is an approved vendor of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.
So, how did the bandanas work for the two furry girls? The flies were buzzing around but did not seem to land on them as usual. I also wore one and noticed that they were not trying to land on me. Now, if I thought that I could let them walk around all the time without tearing them off and chewing them up, I would be very happy. I will just have to put them on each time they go out to play and for their potty breaks. I did not notice any kind of irritation on them or myself after using either. So they seem to work and were the perfect size (large) for them and myself. I like that these can be machine washed too, making it easy to take care of.
You can find out more about the Insect Shield brand and all their available products - for both humans and pets - by visiting them online at insectshield.com, or insectshieldforpets.com. Use the store locator to find out where to buy the products. There were 2 stores that were within an hour's drive of us. The bandanas retail for about $9.00 each and come in different patterns and sizes. You can also find them on social media at Facebook /Insect-Shield, Twitter @insect_shield, Pinterest /insectshield, and YouTube /insectshieldtechn.
Read more about the charity they are helping - PetEdge Profits for Shelters - program is helping fuel revenue for animal shelters across the country via their latest Insect Shield for Pets product launch...
PetEdge, founded in 1956, is the leading provider to pet care professionals. The PetEdge Dealer Services division launched the Profits for Shelters Program in 2010 with the goal of adding vital, new revenue streams for shelters in a period where donations were declining. Their Insect Shield for Pets product launch, hitting the marketplace now, is driving increased retail sales for shelters while providing adopters an innovative method of protecting their new pets from ticks and fleas.
By collaborating with PetEdge through the Profits for Shelters Program, numerous animal welfare organizations have been guided through the process of building a retail space offering necessary, well-vetted products for new owners that also help generate needed funds. The program, which began with 50 shelter participants has now grown to include more than 300 organizations. Participating shelters get the benefit of working directly with PetEdge Shelter Specialists offering retail buying, merchandising, marketing and training experience – typically lacking in existing shelter staff.
New pet owners need everything from collars to crates, bowls, food and toys. PetEdge’s Insect Shield for Pets collection now offers shelters an exciting line-up of blankets, beds, cots, tee’s, bandanas and more – all with built-in protection from ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and biting flies.