Bug Band Portable Diffuser Insect Repellent - 1 Unit (13.6 oz.)
Bug Band Portable Diffuser Insect Repellent repels mosquitoes, flies, gnats, no-see-ums and fleas. Bug Band Portable Diffuser Insect Repellent can be used in homes, outdoors, at picnics, under tents, on porches & patios, at campsites and in RVs. Bug Band Portable Diffuser Insect Repellent is University tested and proven effective. Bug Band Portable Diffuser Insect Repellent is safe for children and pets. Bug Band Portable Diffuser Insect Repellent contains a replaceable cartridge of high concentrate Geraniol and a battery-operated fan. Geraniol vapors are released to form a protective vapor barrier in a given area. Small yet powerful, Geraniol insect repellent protection is amazing!
Bug Band Portable Diffuser Insect Repellent applications:
- Single replaceable cartridge will repel insects for up to 120 hours
- Repellent produces a pleasant natural fragrance
- Effective coverage area: 200-300 Square Feet
- Battery operated - 3 AA batteries not included)
- Place the bags on screened porches, patios and other outdoor enclosures.
- Can be used indoors or outdoors
Bug Band Portable Diffuser Insect Repellent is DEET-free!!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Geraniol?
Geraniol, the active ingredient in BugBand insect repelling products, is a natural essential oil derived from geraniums. When Geraniol is exclusively formulated with other minimum risk or food-grade ingredients, the resulting insect repellent products are not regulated pesticides when they meet federally established criteria. Geraniol is a biodegradable ingredient that is safe to use and safe for the environment. There is no known toxicity to animals or wildlife.
How does Geraniol Repel Insects?
Geraniol has a relatively high vapor pressure and gives off a dilute vapor into the air stream which acts as an area repellent. This helps repel insects before they land. The natural tendency of Geraniol to evaporate makes it work as the active ingredient in wristbands, plastic beads, and other BugBand repellent products. It also helps to improve the efficacy of liquid spray Geraniol BugBand repellents.
DEET is a Chemical Pesticide.
DEET is a synthetic, manufactured chemical that is also known to repel insects. When formulated with any ingredient, even tap water, it is required to be registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a pesticide. The National Pesticide Telecommunications Network reports that DEET does not readily degrade in the environment and has a moderate potential to move through soil and into groundwater. It is slightly toxic to fish, birds and aquatic invertebrates.
Plastic, Rubber and Paint.
DEET is a very good solvent and will melt or cause damage to plastic, rubber and paint. Things like acrylic sunglasses, fishing line, watch crystals, finishes on firearms, paint on trucks, or similar materials can be damaged or destroyed if subjected to DEET-based products.
Some DEET-based products have been found to be flammable, and many manufacturers of flame-retardant garments have issued warnings to their users not to use DEET-based repellents while wearing these flame retardant suits.
BugBand is Versatile and Easy to Use.
The BugBand products are safe to use on people or with equipment and do not have the flammability issue. In fact, products like the wristband don't even need to be worn with direct skin contact. Many users put them on belt loops, baby strollers, shoelaces or hat bands and find them to be highly effective when used in this manner.
BugBand is the Next Level of Insect Protection!
They buzz. They bite. From mosquitoes and horn flies to gnats and no-see-ums, insects are far more than just pesky inconveniences. Leaving yourself and your family unprotected against blood-feeding bugs simply isn’t an option.
Introducing the next generation of protection. BugBand products are a proven, effective alternative to synthetic traditional pesticides, protecting children and adults from biting insects while avoiding the risks associated with irritating chemicals. BugBand is not only a safer choice, it’s more effective. Geraniol, the plant-based active ingredient in BugBand, is a proven repellent.
BugBand insect repellent is available in several forms, including wristbands (for everyday use) and pump spray and towelettes (for heavier-duty applications), as well as a variety of commercial applications. Whether you’re gardening, playing in the backyard, picnicking, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, golfing, or working outdoors – including everyone from police and fire personnel to road, utility and lawn-care crews, to employees at refining plants – BugBand’s pleasant-scented Geraniol insect repellent vapors create an invisible shield that protects you from pests.
About BugBand, Inc. and EES, Inc.
EES, Inc. (Effective Environmental Solutions), manufactures, packages and distributes BugBand insect repellents. The company, based in Cartersville, Georgia, was formed in 1990 by Dan Ritter as a manufacturer of odor-control products for industrial and institutional markets. The first products produced were urinal screens and toilet rim cages, which – in addition to BugBand insect repellent products – are still among the company’s most popular product offerings. EES also produces 16 popular fragrances of bead bag air fresheners and distributes them worldwide. With its decades of experience developing odor-control products, EES, Inc., partnered with the University of Florida, Gainesville, which was undertaking a long-term study on the effectiveness of Geraniol as an insect repellent. EES is now the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of products using the patented technology under the BugBand brand.