Prepare and Protect from Tick-Borne Illnesses

Littleton, NH. (March 2015) - As the weather gets warmer families will spend more time outside. Peak tick season is April to September and with ticks comes Lyme disease and other harmful tick-borne illnesses. It is important to learn how to protect from ticks and insect-borne illnesses. For more information on prevention, treatment and the latest buzz on bugs, visit the Insectlopedia,

“Adults and children should be on alert and take proactive measures to protecta against insects and ticks,” said Frank Meyer, Chief Marketing Officer at Tender Corporation. “By using insect protection consistently, everyone can enjoy the outdoors more comfortably and safely.”

Natrapel® 8-hour bug repellent provides 8+ hours of long lasting, effective protection from biting insects and ticks. This protection is due to its CDCrecommended 20% Picaridin formula. Natrapel 8-hour is just as effective as DEET and is completely safe on gear. It is available in a 6-ounce bottle (MSRP: $7.99) for the home or camping kit; and a one-ounce ($MSRP: $3.99) size, which is great for purses, pockets and packs.

Ben’s bug repellent (available in 30 and 100 DEET offerings) provides up to 10 hours of protection from ticks and insects that may carry infectious diseases. Ben’s bug repellent is long lasting, effective and available in 6-ounce Eco-Spray® (MSRP: $7.99) that provides effortless, even application; and a 1.25-ounce ($5.99) portable size that is easy to carry.

After Bite®'s (MSRP: $3.99) advanced formula with baking soda now provides even better and quicker relief. For over 30 years, After Bite's pharmacist-preferred formula has provided instant itch relief for bites from mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and other common insects - so there's no more scratching! The proprietary mix of soothing ingredients acts fast when you need it most. Be prepared with After Bite and don't let insect bites ruin your day.

  • Areas to Avoid and Clothing Tips:
    • Avoid marshy areas and areas of tall grass, bushes and shrubs.
    • Wear light colored clothing to easily spot ticks.
    • Wear long pants and tuck them into your socks to keep ticks out.
  • Check for Bites: Upon returning indoors, check children, yourself and pets for bites and ticks.
  • How to Properly Remove a Tick:
    • Grasp the head with tweezers and pull straight up.
    • Clean the area with rubbing alcohol or soap and water.
    • Keep a look out for a “bulls-eye” rash (a red ring with a white center) at the site of a bite.
    • If you have been bitten and start to have flu-like systems, see a physician immediately

About Tender Corporation

Tender Corporation’s headquarters have been nestled in the heart of the White Mountains in Littleton, New Hampshire since 1975. The company is the proud manufacturer of the world-famous insect bite treatment, After Bite®, and now also touts a breadth of brands spanning the preparedness industry. From a full line of well-known insect repellents, Ben’s® and Natrapel®, to first-aid and emergency preparedness brands like Adventure Medical Kits®, Easy Care First Aid™, Survive Outdoors Longer and After Burn® - we’ve got you covered. Always striving to be on the forefront of innovation, many of Tender’s products are packaged in ways that allow them to be both convenient to use and environmentally friendly.

Contact: HFS Communications,