EL Nino Weather Patterns Likely To Impact Spring Bug Season Across the Country

Be Prepared with Repellents to Protect Against Insect-Borne Illness

Littleton, NH. (December 2015) - A strong El Nino is predicted to influence weather this winter according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). With some areas of the country seeing above-average temperatures and wetter than normal weather, there is the potential for an early arrival and increased insect population this Spring.

The El Nino winter prediction means above-average temperatures in the West and North of the country as well as wetter than normal conditions in the South from California across Texas and to Florida. Above-average precipitation in the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic will increase standing water that attracts biting insects. With these abnormal weather patterns, mosquitoes are staying alive through the cooler months, thriving in pooled water from frequent rains and becoming a nuisance earlier.

“With the NOAA predicting an El Nino winter it is important to educate people on the risks of insect-borne illness and how to prepare and protect their families,” said Frank Meyer, chief marketing officer at Tender Corporation. “A forecast in warmer temperatures and increased precipitation will set the stage for an increased presence of mosquitoes and biting insects. The recommended and most effective way to protect against insect bites and illness is by using an insect repellent.”

Natrapel® 8-hour provides 8+ hours of protection from biting insects and ticks. This protection is due to its CDC-recommended 20% Picaridin formula. Unlike ineffective DEET alternatives, Even better, Natrapel® 8-hour is completely safe on gear and will not melt jackets, fishing line, and other synthetic materials. 1oz. size is great for packs or pockets.

Ben’s 30 6-ounce Eco-Spray® (MSRP: $7.99) offers protection from ticks and insects that may carry West Nile Virus, Lyme disease, Malaria, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and other infectious diseases. Providing up to 8 hours of effective protection, Ben's 30's unique formula is made to evaporate slowly - so repellent stays on longer with little absorption into the skin. The 6-ounce continuous spray bottle provides effortless, even application.

For more information on weather patterns that impact the presence of insects and newsworthy topics related to insects visit the Insectlopedia – www.insectlopedia.com.

About Tender Corporation

Tender Corporation’s headquarters have been nestled in the heart of the White Mountains in Littleton, New Hampshire since 1975. The company is the proud manufacturer of the world-famous insect bite treatment, After Bite®, and now also has a breadth of brands spanning the preparedness industry. From a full line of well-known insect repellents, Ben’s® and Natrapel®, to first-aid and emergency preparedness brands like Adventure Medical Kits®, Easy Care First Aid™, Survive Outdoors Longer and After Burn® - they’ve got you covered. Always striving to be on the forefront of innovation, many of Tender’s products are packaged in ways that allow them to be both convenient to use and environmentally friendly www.tendercorp.com.

Contact: HFS Communications (203.395.8834), emily@hfscommunications.com