DALLAS, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The sounds of summer are so familiar: the crash of waves on the shore, the crack and boom of fireworks, the sizzle of hot dogs on the grill, and the buzz of that summertime menace -- the mosquito. These pesky pests can turn a pleasant summer outing into an exercise in itching. This season, there's a new, natural repellent for your outdoor area that will simply and effectively keep bloodsucking bugs from ruining your backyard bliss - the Terminix® ALLCLEAR® Mosquito Mister Lantern with Naturals™ from Universal Pest Solutions.
The Terminix ALLCLEAR Lantern is proven effective to quickly and safely repel more than 95 percent of biting mosquitos from areas up to 300 square feet , (about the size of an average deck or patio). It's the perfect protection for dining al fresco, partying poolside, fishing, camping, boating, and more. Its attractive design enhances the look of any outdoor space while its proven technology and botanical lemongrass formula work to quickly, safely, and naturally repel mosquitoes for hours. And, this is great news for outdoor lovers who want natural control since according to a recent national consumer survey nearly 80 percent of people queried wanted an all-natural mosquito repellent.
The Terminix ALLCLEAR Lantern works by automatically misting an all-natural solution of Geraniol, a botanical extract of the lemongrass plant, long known for its effective insect repelling power. The Naturals Refill formula is safe to use around children, pets, and food; is non-toxic; contains no synthetic chemicals or residues, and is safe for the environment too.
"With the Terminix ALLCLEAR Mosquito Lantern, it's about safety. I don't have to use messy, sticky sprays on my children any more," states Amanda M. from Jacksonville, Florida. "And it's very easy to use. With the touch of a button, you can reclaim your outdoor living space."
Not only does the Lantern deliver the ultimate in mosquito protection, it's also the best looking solution available today. For those who pride themselves on their beautiful outdoor spaces, the Lantern makes a striking addition to any home. With an attractive, weather resistant, antique bronzed finish and optional soft glow lights, it is perfect for decks, patios, poolside, tabletop – anywhere friends, family (even those furry, four-legged members), might be spending time together outdoors.
The Terminix ALLCLEAR Lantern is incredibly easy to use and comes complete with everything to control mosquitoes right out of the box: Lantern, 12 oz. canister of Naturals (up to 10 hrs. protection), remote control with preset automatic mist options for light, medium, or heavy mosquito activity; 4 AA batteries, a hanging loop, and optional wall mount so it can be hung from a wall or post or carried from table to table (MSRP $79.99; additional Naturals Refills MSRP $7.99). Available at ACE and True Value Hardware stores nationwide and online at homedepot.com, target.com, amazon.com, frontgate.com and other online retailers.
About Universal Pest Solutions, LP
Universal Pest Solutions, LP is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with field offices in Boston, Mass. Founded in 2007, the company is dedicated to ridding outdoor areas of mosquitoes and other nuisance insects. The Company identifies and develops distinct products to enhance its customers' quality of life and peace of mind by equipping them with tools and products to effectively control and eliminate mosquitoes and other nuisance insects.
Terminix, a division of The ServiceMaster Company, is the nation's largest pest control provider. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Terminix serves more than 3 million customers in 46 states and 14 countries. Terminix provides pest control services and protection against termites, general insect control, rodents, and other pests threatening human health and/or safety. To learn more about Terminix, visit their Web site at http://www.terminix.com.
 Independent Tests Conducted for Universal Pest Solutions by Dr. Gunter C. Muller, The Kuvin Centre for Infectious and Tropical Diseases, 2011
 The National survey was conducted online within the United States by Zoomerang, on behalf of Universal Pest Solutions between Feb. 2 and Feb. 13, 2012 among 1,057 adults ages 25+.
SOURCE Universal Pest Solutions, LP