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Insect Shield Blanket

THE SITUATION: If you are tired of dealing with bothersome bugs while camping or at the beach, you might want to consider the Insect Shield Outdoor Blanket. The company’s process binds a permethrin formula tightly to fabric fibers, providing protection from bugs such as mosquitoes, fleas and ticks that is odorless, invisible and built right into the blanket.

THE DETAILS: The blankets are 100 percent polyester, and washable and no special care is required. The repellency of Insect Shield apparel is EPA-registered to last through 70 launderings — the expected lifetime of a garment, according to the company’s website. The Outdoor blanket dimensions are 56 by 74 inches and it weighs 18 ounces. The Mini blanket dimensions are 28 by 36 and the weight 6.4 ounces. The blankets come in red, blue or light green.

PRICE: The blanket is $29.95, while the mini blanket sells for $15.95.

OF NOTE: The company also offers clothing and outerwear with its Insect Shield technology.

AVAILABILITY: Go to insectshield.com/basics.

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