OMAHA, Neb., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Sergeant's(R) Pet Care Products, Inc. introduces Sergeant's(R) Nature's Guardian(TM), an innovative new natural pest control product line for cats and dogs clinically proven to kill and repel pests like fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. While certain other natural pest control products currently on the market claim to repel insects, Sergeant's Nature's Guardian is the first natural formulation from a major pet products manufacturer clinically shown to also kill these pests that cause so much trouble for pets and their owners. Clinical data show that Sergeant's Nature's Guardian products kill or repel high percentages of insects within the first 24 hours and have efficacy rates comparable to some of the leading conventional flea and tick products. "Sergeant's Nature's Guardian products are designed to satisfy a growing demand for natural pet care products," says Joel Adamson, senior vice president of business development and marketing services, Sergeant's Pet Care Products. "Sergeant's Nature's Guardian flea and tick products are not only proven to be effective, they are also formulated with all low-risk components, so parents and pet owners can take comfort in knowing that these products are labeled to be safe for use around children and pets when used according to directions." Sergeant's Nature's Guardian products are formulated using natural botanical extracts as active ingredients, a unique combination of plant oils that demonstrate pesticidal activity, including such ingredients as peppermint oil, cinnamon oil, lemon grass oil and thyme oil. The active ingredients such as those found in Sergeant's Nature's Guardian have been determined to be low risk to humans and the environment. As a result, the Sergeant's Nature's Guardian products do not require U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration as controlled pesticides. The same plant oils used in Sergeant's Nature's Guardian are classified as "Generally Recognized As Safe" (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and thus can be used as food additives for consumption. Adamson says the key ingredients in Sergeant's Nature's Guardian products are some of the same botanical ingredients trees and plants use to defend against harmful insects. The product formulations were developed by Sergeant's using patented technology licensed from EcoSMART Technologies, a world leader in natural pesticide products. "We are delighted to team up with Sergeant's to produce a full line of natural pest control products for pets, a product line that is both safe and effective," says EcoSMART's founder and president, Steven Bessette. The Sergeant's Nature's Guardian product line includes on-animal squeeze-on topicals, sprays and powders for both dogs and cats. The product line also includes a carpet powder and household spray. Following shipment in June, Sergeant's Nature's Guardian products will be sold nationwide at grocery, chain drug, and mass retailers. About Sergeant's Pet Care Products Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc., is based in Omaha, Neb. and is a leading supplier of pet supplies including flea and tick remedies, health and well-being products, natural and formulated treats, rawhide chews, toys and accessories. Sergeant's has been caring for pets since 1868, is America's oldest full-line pet supplies company and has one of the most trusted names in pet care. For more information, visit the Sergeant's web site at www.sergeants.com.
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