Proven Insect Repellent

There are few things that are more bothersome—and sometimes dangerous– when playing golf than biting insects. Mosquitos and ticks especially are annoying and can carry diseases that are especially dangerous to some segments of the population—such as older people.

Insect repellent can be as necessary on the golf course as sun screen, but, just like in the case of sun protection, using something with safe chemicals and avoiding toxins is the better way to go—not to mention a product that is easy to use and non-greasy.

A company called Provenâ Repellent has introduced a new range of health conscious and highly effective insect repellent sprays and lotions for those that spend a lot of time outdoors—especially those that play golf. The product line utilizes the active ingredient Saltidin (Picaridin), which is recommended by the EPA, Word Health Organization and CDC as an effective repellent against mosquito-borne illnesses. With a 20% concentration of Saltidin, Provenâ is more effective and longer-lasting than higher concentrations of DEET— but non-toxic. Made in the USA by EPA-approved factories, Provenâ provides 12-14 hours of protection against disease-carrying insects without the concern of harmful side effects.

Provenâ repellents have been tested to effectively repel mosquitos, ticks, black flies, biting flies, stable flies, ants, gnats, chiggers, sand flies and no-see-ums. Recently there has been warranted concern about certain varieties of ticks and mosquitos known to carry deadly and debilitating diseases. Provenâ repellents protect from species carrying Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease, Powassan Virus and tick-borne Encephalitis.

“We understand that many people prefer all-natural products when available. However, if they aren’t effective, the tendency is to return to DEET,” said Emily Dix, Operations Manager at Provenâ. “In the current environment, when insect-borne illnesses are on the rise, we wanted to come to the table with a truly effective repellent that was still mindful of health. Something we would want to put on our own bodies and our children’s. When we began developing Provenâ, we kept coming back to the idea of ‘worry-free outdoor enjoyment’. Remove the worry of disease, remove the worry of toxic exposure, remove the worry of being pestered and eaten by annoying insects, if nothing else. Enjoy the best parts of being outdoors. The testing and proven efficacy of these products are so solid, and we feel proud and excited to be able to offer this effective alternative to consumers.”

Available in odorless or gently scented formulas, Provenâ insect repellent sprays and lotions are sold at Meijer, Westlake Ace Hardware stores and select Dick’s Sporting Goods stores. The repellents can also be purchased online in a range of sizes—including handy travel sizes as well.

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