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
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