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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...

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...

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...

Proven in the News: MSN – The Nine Best Bug Sprays

Proven in the News: MSN – The Nine Best Bug Sprays

The 9 Best Bug Sprays for Travel Proven Insect Repellent This DEET-free Picaridin spray offers long-lasting protection  for up to 14 hours. The brand's repellents have been tested to effectively repel mosquitos, ticks, black flies, biting flies, stable flies, ants,...

The 9 Best Bug Sprays for a Bite-free Outdoor Adventure

The 9 Best Bug Sprays for a Bite-free Outdoor Adventure

Whether you are a mountain type of person who likes nothing more than to completely disconnect from civilization in nature. Or a beach bum who can’t wait to slide into a bathing suit and work on your tan on a faraway island, don’t forget that bug spray is just as...

Boston Globe: Non-Toxic Bug Protection

Boston Globe: Non-Toxic Bug Protection

Non-Toxic Bug Protection Keep pesky bugs away on for instance camping, hiking, and other outdoor excursions with Proven. Proven is a non-toxic, DEET-free repellent recommended by the World Health Organization, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and Centers for...

What is the best-insect repellent for toddlers?

What is the best-insect repellent for toddlers?

The best-insect repellent for toddlers! As you’re drifting down the insect repellent aisle looking for a product that will safely protect your toddler from irritating bug bites– or worse - serious mosquito-borne or tick-borne illnesses, you see: DEET. DEET-free!...

Adventure Sports – Interview with Emily Dix

Adventure Sports – Interview with Emily Dix

How to Avoid One of the Biggest Dangers of Adventure Sports - Podcast This podcast departs from our usual content in that we are sharing how to avoid one of the biggest and most dangerous pitfalls of adventure sports.  No, not the bike or ski crash.  Not getting lost...

Review of PROVEN Insect Repellent

Review of PROVEN Insect Repellent

Review by Treeline Backpacker August 15, 2018 I’m yet to meet anyone who wants to be harassed by a mosquito. I’m also yet to meet anyone who wants to smell like bug spray. Luckily, there is something that helps with both of these problems. ‘Proven’ now makes an...

New Non-Toxic Proven Repellent

New Non-Toxic Proven Repellent

Safely enjoy the outdoors with up to 14 hours of protection against mosquitoes and ticks Kansas City – Proven Repellent introduces a new range of health conscious and highly effective insect repellent sprays and lotions. The product line utilizes the active ingredient...

Why do mosquitoes like me?

Why do mosquitoes like me?

5 human scents that attract mosquitoes and how to make yourself less attractive to bugs Have you ever felt like every mosquito within ten square miles comes buzzing straight for you as soon as you step outside?  We are often asked why mosquitoes prefer some humans...

6 Zika facts you need to know

6 Zika facts you need to know

As the Zika virus continues to spread through the Americas—and with hundreds of imported cases here in the United States—here’s what every American needs to know about the virus and their risk. 1. Why is there no treatment for Zika? There are no approved drugs or...

15 Important facts about ticks

15 Important facts about ticks

No one wants to think about ticks. They’re creepy, hideous, and spread diseases. That’s the reason why you should be aware of to them. In the United States, ticks are responsible for spreading potentially-life threatening infectious diseases, some of which can trigger...

The world’s deadliest animals

The world’s deadliest animals

Sharks, grizzly bears and big cats may strike fear into your heart and brain, but they do not even come close to being the deadliest animals on earth. The world’s deadliest animal is the Mosquito. As you can see mosquitoes are not just annoying little buzzing, biting...

Why is 20% Picaridin the best option?

Why is 20% Picaridin the best option?

The active ingredient Picaridin (brand Saltidin) offers the following advantages when used properly: Highly effective Repellent products with 20% Picaridin provide up to 14 hours of protection against mosquitoes and ticks Repels a broad range of mosquitoes, flies and...

Why do mosquito bites itch?

Why do mosquito bites itch?

Why do mosquito bites itch so badly? And why do they swell?! If you are wondering how such a small insect can cause such incessant itching and swelling, the first thing to know is that mosquitoes don’t actually bite you. Instead, mosquitoes have a long tube attached...

6 Great questions about mosquitoes

6 Great questions about mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are confusing little creatures. But there is some science behind their madness. Below you will find the 6 most frequently asked questions about mosquitoes, and ways to avoid them (not the questions…the mosquitoes)! 1) Are mosquitoes attracted to water? Yes....

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