CORNWALL, N.Y., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire ants sting up to 40% of residents who live in infested areas each year – the Southeast U.S., particularly in the Gulf region – generating more than five million stings. While a bee may sting once, a typical encounter with fire ants rarely stops at just one sting. The fire ant victim is often stung by dozens, or even hundreds, of fire ants at a time that quickly crawl over a bare foot, up a pant leg, or up an arm. To help combat these painful stings, the makers of Sting-Kill®, the number-one choice of pharmacists for bee stings and bug bites, have developed Fire Out®, a new roll-on that provides instant pain relief from these unique fire ant stings. The maximum strength formula has a dual-action benefit to help promptly kill the pain and stop the itch of fire ant stings, while the no-mess roll-on allows for broader application across many stings.
"Among the top infested areas, like in Florida and Texas, fire ant stings can occur much more frequently than even bee and wasp stings," explains Laurence S. Kalkstein, Ph.D. and professor in the Division of Environment and Public Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. "Once stung by fire ants, the stings typically cause immediate pain and leave the area red and swollen so the reaction time to alleviate the pain and itch is paramount."
Fire Out is one of the only anti-itch products to provide instant relief from these bites with a combination of benzocaine and menthol. This dual-action formula acts as a topical anesthetic to alleviate the pain while reducing the itch from the sting. Fire Out will be exclusively available at Tractor Supply in select Florida locations starting this spring and sold online at Amazon.com.
"The steps to avoid fire ant stings are minimal – learn to identify typical fire ant mounds and stay away from them since they can each contain 100,000 to 500,000 stinging insects," adds Dr. Kalkstein. "However, this is easier said than done as we are outdoors in the nice weather, gardening, etc." Dr. Kalkstein recommends learning how to recognize a colony before you step on it and keeping Fire Out on hand in case you are at risk for fire ant stings in a high-incidence location – whether you live there or are traveling there for vacation.
Visit the new Fire Out website coming soon (www.Fire-Out.com) to learn more about Fire Out and how to identify infested areas.
About Randob Labs, Ltd.:
Fire Out®, Sting-Kill® and Dormin Sleep® are manufactured for and distributed by Randob Labs, Ltd., an independent pharmaceutical company founded in 1979 located in Cornwall, NY. Sting-Kill, available at Tractor Supply Company, Menards, Stop & Shop, Giant, ShopRite and Amazon.com, is the number one choice among pharmacists for itch and pain relief from bee stings, bug bites, jellyfish stings, etc.
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SOURCE Randob Labs, Ltd.