Warm summer nights and sunny afternoons practically beg for us to spend more time outdoors. When the weather’s just right for humans, it’s also prime time for bugs — mosquitos, fleas, ticks, flies, ants, and no-see-ums that get in the way of relaxing with friends and family. This inspired our newest innovation to enhance your outdoor lifestyle: the Bug Shield Blanket.
Our new lightweight throw blankets come equipped with bug-repellent Insect Shield® technology so you and your family can relax outdoors without covering yourself in bug spray or swatting like crazy. Our Bug Shield Blankets offer long-lasting insect-repellent technology that’s EPA-approved for the entire family.
How we incorporated bug-repellant technology in our blanket
Insect Shield® technology is proven to repel pesky mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, flies, ants, chiggers, and no-see-ums. The permethrin technology utilized is based on years of research and field study, based on an insect repellent found in plants (like chrysanthemum flowers).
Insect Shield® bonds tightly to fabric fibers (as opposed to being applied directly to your skin), resulting in long-lasting repellency that will last through the blanket’s expected lifetime. The protection is invisible and odorless— biting insects know it’s there, but you and your family won’t.
The best part? Insect Shield® can be used by the entire family, including women who are pregnant or are nursing and infants and children of any age, as well as pets. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues a consumer labeling category rating for each product registered. Insect Shield® has been rated a category IV, which is the most favorable and lowest-risk rating. There is no potential for overuse; it is not harmful to the eyes, nor can it be swallowed.
Blankets come in multiple timeless patterns
In addition to keeping the bugs away, our Bug Shield Blankets are also lightweight — perfect for year-round use even in warm summer months — easily portable, and come in a range of patterns. Available in timeless houndstooth, pinstripe, and plaid, our Bug Shield Blankets are designed to add richness and comfort to your outdoor space, while making your time outside all the more relaxing.
Easy to clean and maintain
Simply hand or machine-wash blankets with a mild detergent (avoid dry-cleaning, as this can strip some of the Insect Shield® protection from the fabric). Our blankets can be laundered while still retaining their bug-repellant properties throughout the course of their expected life.
Our blankets are made with 100% recycled fibers. By repurposing fabric, we’ve given the material a second life, which slows down the need to continue extracting resources from our planet.
Mix and match Bug Shield Blankets with other accessories such as our Throw Pillows to add depth and warmth to any outdoor setup. With less time spent worrying about unwanted bugs, you have more time to sit back and relax with friends and family, making the most of life outside.