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5 Things to Remember When Backpacking in the Lowcountry

Take these 5 things on your next trip backpacking in the Lowcountry to help adapt to the unique environment of marshes, oaks, and ocean.

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Dog-Friendly Adventures in Chattanooga

Bring along your four-legged friend on your next trip to Chattanooga. With dog-friendly parks and restaurants—plus endless hiking trails to explore—the Scenic City is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway with the family pet.

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10 Amazing (and Attainable) Thru-Hikes Across the Country

Don't have time for a 4-6 month thru-hike? Here are 10 amazing thru-hikes across the country that can all be done in a month or less.

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The 5 Best Family-Friendly Hikes in Chattanooga

Whether you're visiting for a week or just a weekend, Chattanooga features plenty of pristine hiking trails close to town. Here are some of our favorites.

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7 Awesome Things to Do with Kids in the Kentucky Outdoors

With everything from leisurely bike rides bikes to cave tours, Kentucky is filled with outdoor adventure for the whole family.

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Lyme Disease, Deer Ticks, and Your Family

It’s that time of the year once again, when you and your family are enjoying the warmer weather and all the outdoor activities that come with it.  Unfortunately for you, deer ticks are also taking advantage of the nice weather and are waiting for you as you step outside.

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Tick Checks, Tick Awareness and Prevention Strategies

How to Stay Protected while Enjoying the Outdoors & What to do when you Return Inside.

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Parasite-Proofing Your Home, by Dr. Katy Nelson, DVM

We hate to say it . . . however, chances are, if you find a tick or flea on your pet, the likelihood of them being in your home is quite large. In this case, simply treating your pet won’t rid the problem entirely, because you risk re-infestation until pests are fully eradicated.Here are ...

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Insect Safety Recommendations for Employers

Employers should protect their workers from tick-borne diseases by taking these steps:

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Vector-Borne Disease: Education, Risks, & New Protective Products for your Pet

Dr. James St. Clair, an outspoken voice for dog health techniques and practices, has had a core focus on pet owner education since 2004.

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EXPERT TIPS: Do Ticks Die after First Frost? No Such Luck.

Have you been wondering (or hoping) that the recent chill in the air sweeping the nation will freeze the palps off of the ticks that have plagued us and our beloved pets this summer and fall? It’d be nice, right?

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#TalkAboutTicks – Insect Shield Proud Supporters of Project Lyme

Lyme disease: 300,000 Cases a Year, Yet Still a Silent Epidemic. Project Lyme, Ally Hilfiger, and Leading Doctors met up in New York at the Hearst Tower for a Vital Conversation about Prevention Tactics/Early Detection

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Insect Shield®, World Vision® and All Hand’s Volunteers Partnering to Protect in Harvey, Irma and Maria’s Wake

Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall again last Wednesday, this time over eastern Texas and parts of western Louisiana, continuing its deluge of historic proportions. Since Friday, Harvey has flooded Houston and the surrounding area with nearly 52+ inches of rain in four days, a s...

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Insect Shield® Repellent Technology Providing Added Layer of Protection for Olympic Athletes

The world’s attention has focused heavily on the current Zika virus outbreak which has already affected twenty four countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The mosquito-borne disease is also a major concern for those heading to the Rio Olympic Games. The World Health Organization ha...

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Gear Tips: How To Get Bugs To Bug Off

Bugs. This time of the year, they seem to make their way into everything. Pests can sneak through screen doors, sprays and camping equipment, generally cause people a huge pain—or at the very least, annoyance. But can critters so tiny really be that dangerous?

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Vulnerable Community in Honduras Facing Zika Virus Challenges Turns to Insect Shield® Blankets

Located in Santa Barbara, Honduras, the FootSteps Missions Garden of Love and Hope facility is in a hotbed location for the Zika virus. The orphanage works with children termed “economic orphans.”

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Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing epidemics to date

Insect Shield continues to be called upon by partners concerned about insect-borne diseases for help devising and communicating education tools and prevention tactics and has reached out to leading health experts to ramp up resources in the wake o...

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Catastrophic floods in Peru wipe out infrastructure impacting 1 million

Rain. Heavy, incessant rain, powered by El Nino, has soaked the country of Peru causing rivers to overflow and massive mudslides to occur destroying roads and wiping out entire villages. It is said to be the worst flooding Peru has seen in more than 20 years.

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