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Best Fall Hikes in the United States

Best Fall Hikes in the United States

  From the Green Mountains of Vermont to the Redwoods of California, autumn is an amazing time of year to enjoy nature. The temperatures are cooler, the humidity lessens and the fall foliage can be breathtaking in the northern latitudes. No matter where you live,...

Proven Repellent on Special at Lowe’s Through September 8th

Now is the time to get your hands on our #1 tick and mosquito repellent! Now through September 8th, Proven Insect Repellent is on sale at one of our national distributors, Lowe's! Shop our products at Lowe's here. About Proven Mosquito Repellent Spray Proven Repellent...

Complete Packing List for a Tropical Vacation

Complete Packing List for a Tropical Vacation

Less is definitely more when packing for a vacation and no one has ever come home from a trip and thought, “next time I am going to pack heavier.” Packing for a vacation is actually incredibly easy once you get past the idea that you have to bring a bunch of stuff you...

IN THE NEWS: Proven Named Top Insect Repellent by PEOPLE.com

IN THE NEWS: Proven Named Top Insect Repellent by PEOPLE.com

We are SO excited to announce that Proven Insect Repellent was recently featured by PEOPLE.com and named a top effective bug repellent! The magazine writes For those searching for a scent-free formula that really works, check out Proven Insect Repellent which repels...

How to Unplug and Have a Family Fun Day

How to Unplug and Have a Family Fun Day

Smartphones, tablets and computers have given us the ability to stay abreast of world events, earn a college degree from home and connect with people across town and on the other side of the globe. However, research has shown that using technology too much can...

Top Ways to Protect Yourself From Mosquitos in 2021

Top Ways to Protect Yourself From Mosquitos in 2021

Backyard cookouts, concerts in the park, and hiking in the great outdoors all make you prone to being bitten by mosquitoes. In addition to sucking your blood and all the fun out of your summertime activities, mosquitoes carry a variety of diseases. However, there is...

Camping Tips for A Family’s First Overnight Trip

Camping Tips for A Family’s First Overnight Trip

Camping is one of the most time-tested ways for the entire family to enjoy the great outdoors together.  However, many first-time campers have questions about how to get started and where to go. So, whether you are planning to rough it in a tent or prefer the...

When is Mosquito Season?

When is Mosquito Season?

While there are some general guidelines as to when it occurs, mosquito season varies from region to region and depends greatly on weather conditions. Even though warmer temperatures make the biting little pests more active in most places, mosquitoes are much more...

How to Treat Chigger Bites

How to Treat Chigger Bites

When a chigger bites, it injects digestive enzymes into the victim's skin that decomposes the surrounding tissue for the chigger to eat. These digestive enzymes can produce profound itching and blisters on the skin.  Fortunately, chigger bites don't cause any...

Ways to Protect Babies from Insect Bites

Ways to Protect Babies from Insect Bites

Pesky bugs like mosquitoes, flies, ticks, bees, wasps, and hornets are as sure as the sunrise when venturing outdoors in the summer. Of course, parents want to protect their young children from biting and stinging bugs that can carry diseases and cause allergic...

Top 6 Winter Hikes in America

Top 6 Winter Hikes in America

The following are six of the most popular, beautiful, and rewarding winter hikes in the US: 1. Jud Wiebe Trail - Telluride, Colorado This three-mile trail starts in town with views of the Telluride ski slopes. One benefit of this trail is that it's usually quite dry,...

What Happens to Insects During Winter Months?

What Happens to Insects During Winter Months?

Humans have warm clothes and technology to keep them warm during the winter, but what about insects? How do they survive the long, frigid winter months? Migrating When it gets too cold in their environment, some insects pick up and move to a warmer one. They can...

What Are Chiggers? Where are They Found in The United States?

What Are Chiggers? Where are They Found in The United States?

Ticks are not the only pests to worry about when you go outdoors. In certain areas, you also need to watch out for chiggers. Protect yourself from this nuisance and potential danger by learning how to identify chiggers and where to be the most careful to avoid them....

12 Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Outdoor Explorer

12 Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Outdoor Explorer

Step aside, 12 days of Christmas! We’ve found 12 great gifts to help your favorite outdoor explorer enjoy nature without comprising convenience or comfort. Proven Repellent Odorless Bug Spray Help keep your favorite outdoor explorer protected from mosquitos, ticks,...

What is Picaridin?

What is Picaridin?

When selecting a mosquito repellent for you and your family, you have many options to choose from.One of the most widely known is DEET, although there are controversial opinions surrounding thepotential adverse side effects and...

The Worst Month for Mosquitos in The United States

The Worst Month for Mosquitos in The United States

Is there such a thing as "mosquito season?" In the United States, at least, there is. There are 176 different known species of mosquitos in the US. Several of these can carry illnesses likeWest Nile Virus, Zika virus, eastern equine encephalitis, and chikungunya that...

Can Ticks Live Year-Round in Warmer Climates?

Can Ticks Live Year-Round in Warmer Climates?

Contrary to popular belief, ticks are not just a seasonal phenomenon. Although wishful thinking may make us believe ticks die off in the fall, it takes more than the first frost to deter these pesky insects. In fact, that is precisely when the prime feeding activity...

Six Useful Items to Always Pack in Your Carry On

Six Useful Items to Always Pack in Your Carry On

Certain items are worth keeping close at hand whenever and wherever you travel. To make sure you're prepared for any situation you're likely to encounter while traveling, always pack the following six useful items in your carry-on: 1.Travel-size Insect Repellent  The...

Five Ways to Help Repel Deer and Horse Flies

Five Ways to Help Repel Deer and Horse Flies

As annoying as Deer and Horse Flies can be, they should never ruin our outdoor fun! Instead, here are five easy ways you can help repel those pests from your environment and enjoy the great outdoors bite-free.  1. Insect Protection Spray  Of course, putting on...

Can Animals Get Lyme Disease?

Can Animals Get Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease can affect both humans and animals, which means, like you, your household pets are also at risk of contracting Lyme disease. Besides humans, Lyme disease most commonly affects dogs, horses, and occasionally, cattle.   Several non-domesticated...

Six Surprising Facts About Lyme Disease

Six Surprising Facts About Lyme Disease

Although Lyme Disease is a widely-known disease transferred to humans from infected ticks, there are a lot of myths surrounding Lyme and how it affects us. These interesting facts may surprise you! Not all ticks carry Lyme disease.  Lyme disease is caused by...

Top Five Worst States for Ticks and Lyme Disease

Top Five Worst States for Ticks and Lyme Disease

Ticks are a type of arachnid that dwell in wooded and tall grassy spaces and can live on other animals' blood. Unfortunately, they also carry diseases like Lyme, Zika, dengue, and plague that they can transfer to humans through their bites.   While ticks may most...

Breaking Down the Different Species of Ticks in the United States

Breaking Down the Different Species of Ticks in the United States

While there are over 900 different known species of ticks globally, less than 60 of them have been found to bite human beings and transmit disease. Of these, less than ten are considered common in the United States. The following are the different species of biting...

IN THE NEWS: Proven Repellent Named Best Bug Spray of 2020 by CNN!

Wow! Our team is honored to announce that our Proven Repellent line of insect repellent was recently named the "Best Bug Spray of 2020" by CNN! Snippet from the article: "This picaridin formula from Proven is one of the most portable options, perfect for hikers or for...

Packing List: Top Summer Backpacking Essentials

Packing List: Top Summer Backpacking Essentials

Summer is the perfect time to get the family together and head out for some fun on the backcountry trails! To make sure every trip you take is a safe, healthy, and successful one, before you go backpacking this summer, remember to put the following essentials into...

The Worst Cities and States for Mosquitoes in the U.S.

The Worst Cities and States for Mosquitoes in the U.S.

Mosquitoes aren't just irritating, and their bites don't just make you itch. They can also carry disease-causing viruses and bacteria like Zika, West Nile, Malaria Dengue Fever, Malaria, and Encephalitis. Protecting yourself and your family from mosquitoes is...

Why Do Some Black Flies Bite?

Why Do Some Black Flies Bite?

Biting flies are a type of fly that feeds on blood by using animals, including humans, as food sources.Many different species of biting flies exist, each one unique in its habitats and behaviors. Some bitingflies can transfer certain diseases through their bites,...

American Airlines Magazine: PROVEN – This is Different

American Airlines Magazine: PROVEN – This is Different

American Airlines Magazine has presented Proven Repellent on page 107 of the July 2019 Summer Issue. We were contacted in June by American Way I am Director of Special Projects for American Way, the inflight magazine for the biggest airline in the world, American...

Increased outdoor activity means exposure to ticks

Increased outdoor activity means exposure to ticks

By DALE HILDEBRANT For Farm & Ranch Guide Farmers, ranchers and their family members will now be spending more time outdoors with the advent of spring weather. But leaving the safety of indoors, means exposure to ticks, which according to NDSU Extension...

Glamping Essentials & Splurges

Glamping Essentials & Splurges

Glamping You love the outdoors AND you love charming boutique hotels. You love nature AND you love your bed. You want to indulge in the peace and solitude of the local environment but don’t exactly want to rough it. You may just be the perfect “Glamper”. Glamping is...

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