Laying down a blanket in the park for an early evening picnic? Sounds fun. Gross and dirty flies diving into your food? Not so much. Getting bit by disease-carrying mosquitoes? Even worse. Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be a problem. Just trade in your Walkbag Picnic Mat for an Insect Shield Outdoor Blanket and drive all the pesky arthropods away.
When laid down on the ground, the blanket will repel skeetos, fleas, ticks, flies and a whole load of other pests on its own, keeping your food safe from dirty critters, and keeping your skin safe from annoying insect bites. No need to lather yourself in protective lotions, spray nasty-smelling chemicals, or wear a mosquito patch — the blanket itself will create an insect-free zone where everyone can lounge around danger-free.
The Insect Shield Outdoor Blanket uses the well-known insect-repellent permethrin, an invisible and odorless chemical that they integrated into the woven fabric. It looks and feels just like a regular picnic blanket, complete with a 100% polyester construction and dimensions of 56 x 74 inches. The chemical content is rated safe for children, pets, and food, so it can be used by the entire family for a whole host of activities with no restrictions. Potency only lasts up to 25 washes, though, after which, it becomes a regular outdoor blanket that you can still use at campsites, picnic grounds, and other outdoor sites (just stock up on the insect-repelling lotion).
Available directly from the Insect Shield website, the Insect Shield Outdoor Blanket retails for $29.95.