As Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets Come In From The Cold...

New Poison-Free Mint Aerosol -- Safe Around Children, Pets

Available In Northwest

Oct 06, 1998, 01:00 ET from Woodstream Corporation

    LITITZ, Pa., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In early autumn there are more Wasps,
 Hornets and Yellow Jackets than at any other time of the year, and the
 Northwest has been seeing far too many of them.  These aggressive swarmers
 have built up their colonies to up to 50,000 insects in a single nest, and as
 they seek places to nest in winter, they can end up inside cars and homes --
 too close for comfort for most humans.
     Victor Poison-Free Aerosols, a new line of bug killers contain Mint Oil as
 the active ingredient, and have proven to be effective at killing insects,
 without hazardous effects to children, adults or pets.  People have been
 swarming over them at Fred Meyer stores in Oregon and Washington.
     "According to American Association of Poison Control Central figures over
 100,000 children and pets are harmed by household pesticide exposures each
 year," states Andrew Woolworth, Executive Vice President, Woodstream
 Corporation.  "The Victor Poison-Free patent-pending sprays kill in seconds
 without health complications and unpleasant odors."
     In 1996, Americans spent more than $760 million on household pesticides
 and rodent control.  Surveys cited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 indicate that three quarters of all households in the U.S. use at least one
 pesticide indoors.  The EPA estimates that 80 - 90% of exposures to pesticides
 occurs indoors.
     The Victor Poison-Free line includes Ant & Roach Killer, and Ant Killer,
 (suggested retail price is $2.99 - $3.99), as well as Flying Insect Killer and
 Wasp & Hornet Killer (suggested retail -- $3.49 - $4.49), and is rolling out
 nationally to hardware, home center, mass merchant and lawn & garden stores.
 The sprays keep on killing insects for up to four weeks.  Sprays can be used
 directly on insects and on their nests indoors or out.
     Victor's entire line of aerosol products are certified "poison-free" by
 Scientific Certification Systems, an independent research organization
 dedicated to the evaluation of pesticide, chemical and other environmental
 products.  Other poison-free products include Mosquito Barrier, a garlic spray
 that keeps mosquitoes away, Fly & Yellow Jacket Traps, as well as Roach Magnet
 traps which contain a powerful pheromone attractant that lures roaches and
 reduces roach dust, which has been known to cause asthma.  Victor is a brand
 name of Woodstream Corporation, an EKCO Group Company.
     For more information on the new Poison-Free line or on other
 people-friendly pest products, call your Woodstream distributor or call
 800-800-1819.  Research data is available upon request, as are interviews with
 entomologists and other insect specialists.  B-roll and usage shots available
 for these products!

SOURCE Woodstream Corporation