Bug Band Bed Bugs No More Pesticide for Bed Bugs - 3 oz.
Bug Band Bed Bugs No More Pesticide for Bed Bugs uses a “trade-secret” Geraniol formulation that kills bed bug eggs, larvae, nymphs and adults on contact. Standard pesticide products are nerve agents that only kill adult insects with a developed nervous system. The Geraniol in BugBand Bed Bugs No More! works by attacking the bed bug’s exoskeleton which makes it an effective insecticide against them.
Features and Benefits:
- Kills eggs, larvae, nymphs and adult bed bugs on contact
- Attacks insect’s exoskeleton.
- The non-toxic, water-based formula is safe for bedding, children and pets
- Will not stain most fabrics (Test in inconspicuous place)
- Small tamper-resistant travel size is airline approved.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is BugBand Natural Insect Repellent safe for babies and children?
Yes. If your baby or child is sensitive to wearing repellents directly, BugBand Wristbands can be attached to strollers or on clothing, or the Portable Diffuser can be used to protect the area around the child.
Does BugBand protect against ticks?
Yes. Our heavy duty products such as BugBand towelettes and BugBand pump sprays repel ticks when applied directly to skin.
What does BugBand smell like?
Geraniol has a pleasant citrus smell which is better than some DEET-based repellents that have a strong chemical smell.
Can I use BugBand on my dog, pets and horses?
Yes, BugBand Natural Insect Repellent can be used on animals from dogs to horses. Wristbands can be attached to collars, and Geraniol lotion can be applied using the BugBand Pump Spray and BugBand Towelettes. For Animal Bedding, try BugBand Granular Spread that can be applied where your animals sleeps deodorizing and repelling biting insects at the same time.
What are the latest innovations in natural insect repellent?
BugBand is always adding new products to our large and diverse list of natural insect repellents. The latest innovation is the BugBand Portable Diffuser that uses replaceable repellent cartridges in a motorized dispenser to disperse insect repelling Geraniol vapors over a wide area. Safe for for prep areas too.
How effective is BugBand Natural insect repellent?
According to laboratory and field studies by the University of Florida in Gainesville, Geraniol, the active ingredient in BugBand insect repellent, has been proven effective in repelling a wide variety of insects, including mosquitoes, house flies, stable flies, horn flies, cockroaches, fire ants, fleas, gnats, dog ticks, lone star ticks, and no-see-ums.
Is there a BugBand Natural Insect Repellent for large areas?
Yes, try the BugBand Portable Diffuser which can protect an area of up to 300 square feet.
How long does BugBand last?
Different BugBand products last differing amounts of time. The BugBand Wristband is waterproof and can last up to 120 hours when stored in the included storage pod. Other products that use Geraniol lotion like the BugBand Pump Spray and BugBand Towelettes may need to be reapplied depending on weather conditions, wetness and sweat. The BugBand Portable Diffuser uses cartridges that can last up to 120 hours.
Is BugBand Natural Insect Repellent waterproof?
BugBand Wristbands are waterproof.
Can I use multiple BugBand products together?
Yes. BugBand products can be used in conjunction with each other for added protection. For instance, you could use the BugBand Portable Diffuser and BugBand Yard and Garden Granular Spread around a patio cookout and also offer guests BugBand Wristbands and BugBand Towelettes for personal protection.
Can I use BugBand Natural Insect Repellent indoors?
Yes. BugBand can be used indoors without fear of harmful fumes building up.
Is BugBand Natural Insect Repellent non-toxic?
Does BugBand also make pesticides to kill insects?
Bed Bugs No More! is a pesticide designed to kill bed bugs on contact including, eggs, larvae, nymphs and adult bed bugs.