Local DEET-Free Insect Repellent Sends Bugs Buzzing

Local DEET-Free Insect Repellent Sends Bugs Buzzing

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DEET2As summer heat and humidity increases, so will the use of insect repellent. Raleigh-Durham is listed as one of the top 10 cities in the U.S. with the worst mosquito problems.

TyraTech Inc., a local life sciences company founded in 2004 in Morrisville, launched the insect repellent Guardian in August 2014. It is a DEET-free, plant-based, non-toxic option that is safe for children. TyraTech develops other insect and parasite products that do not rely on traditional pesticides. The company has an impressive portfolio of effective, safe repellents that are all field tested and lab tested to EPA standards.

TyraTech’s plant-derived breakthrough comes from more than 10 years of research and development, patented technology and a global understanding of environmental and human needs. Those enjoying the outdoors can rely on Guardian to deter mosquitoes without the chemical smell and sticky residue that comes with traditional repellents.

Currently, the Zika virus and West Nile virus are the two main outbreak issues in the U.S. It is important to protect the most vulnerable, especially children, during summer camps and activities this year. By using this local product, children can remain safe from the side effects of DEET-based repellents and mosquito-transmitted diseases.

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