Natural Alternative® Organic Mosquito, Tick & Flea Control Takes A Bite Out Of Bugs!

Mosquito in the crosshairsFREDERICK, MD (March 15, 2016) – Phones are ringing at Natural Alternative® with homeowners wanting to rid their properties of mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. Lyme disease, West Nile and the Zika virus are reasons for serious concern this season. Children, expectant mothers and pets are especially at risk if bitten by an infected insect.
Treating outdoor spaces with chemicals can feel like choosing the lesser of two evils. Maryland-based Natural Alternative, Inc. repurposed an organic product used by parent company, NaturaLawn® of America, whose technicians treat thousands of properties with its organic Mosquito Ranger® and Tick Ranger® products, and packaged it for the do-it-yourself homeowner under the Natural Alternative® Mosquito, Tick and Flea Control brand, now offered exclusively in independent garden centers and online.
The organic, concentrate product targets mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, gnats and “no-see-ums”. One application covers 10,000 square feet of surface area for 25-30 days.  “We look forward to sitting outside on the first warm evenings so being chased away by biting insects is disappointing and very uncomfortable,” says Dee Merica, of Natural Alternative®.  “Using a chemical mosquito control isn’t an option for a lot of people, especially around children and pets.”
Merica went on to say “Natural Alternative® Mosquito, Tick and Flea Control is 100% organic, and it does the three things consumers care about most.  It repels insects for many days, not just a day or two; it has a pleasing cedar fragrance – no garlic here; and the treated area can be used immediately.  And we love it because it is honey-bee, butterfly, earthworm and pet friendly.”
Ready to use mosquito control hose-end sprayer
The West Nile and Zika viruses are health concerns for humans. In addition to these blood-transferred diseases, dogs and horses are susceptible to parasitic mosquito diseases such as heartworm.  And, according to garden radio host, Paul Parent, the tick-borne Lyme disease is reported to be on the rise this summer in northern New England - New Hampshire and Maine, specifically.  Fleas, while irritating and uncomfortable, can also transfer tapeworm larva and infest a home in only a few days with the female laying up to 50 eggs each day! 
This product has been used on thousands of lawns across the country by trained lawn care technicians in the NaturaLawn® of America franchise system.  Now homeowners can use what the professionals use with just a garden hose and this pre-mixed concentrated formula.

Visit the Natural Alternative® website,, for more product information and resources about mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. At Natural Alternative® our mission is to help people reduce the use of chemicals in their daily lives. How can we help you?

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Contact:Bryan Kratz, Digital Media
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Frederick, MD 21701

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J Burnett – Lowell, MA

I live where the soil is already high in phosphorus (the middle number) and it’s hard to find any with none locally. I buy one of these (Fall Fertilizer Application 4) each season and they are well worth the cost. My neighbors all say my yard is looking much better than under the prior homeowner.

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John & Cherylynn Smith, National Rose Association First Place Winner – Westminster, MD

We grow 200 varieties of hot peppers and 150 heirloom tomatoes. We used Protilizer and saw no phytophthora root disease; our crop yields were higher; we had better root development; and the plants just looked healthier than they have in years. The fact that Protilizer is organic and OMRI listed is a bonus. Thank you for your help and support throughout my trials.

James Weaver, Meadow View Farms – Kutztown, PA

I will continue to be a loyal supporter of Natural Alternative products. Your bacteria based products are unmatched in the industry.

Darryl Schultz, Bud Shultz Garden Center – Dunmore, PA

I am a vegetable and annual grower. I recently started using your Protilizer Seed & Plant Starter on my annual nursery stock. The results exceeded my expectations. My Impatiens, Petunias, Marigolds were healthy and disease free. The root development was the best I have ever seen. This year I am also trying it in my strawberry fields.

John Stoltzfus, Brandywine Produce – Honey Brook, PA

We are pleased with the results we’re getting with Protilizer on our pansy crop. We did not have any stem disease for the first time in years. Please send me another 6 jugs. We need it for our poinsettias.

Kenneth Miller, Milmont Greenhouses – Waynesboro, VA

As a grower/retailer we use Natural Alternative Protilizer and 5-5-5 plant food in our growing operations to maintain top quality plants in our retail stores. We have reduced our use of fungicides for root diseases to almost zero. During the hot summer months, our customers remark that our plants look so healthy for the middle of summer.

Jim Glick, Ken’s Gardens – Lancaster County, PA

Thank you all for your help and recommendations. I appreciate the time you spent on the phone with me to work toward a solution for my lawn. You have been a tremendous help. What terrific customer service!

J. Jackson – Columbus, Ohio

Again, I want to thank you for the awesome service you have given us this season. I very much appreciate it.

Lee Roeder, Strosniders – Bethesda, MD

The ice melt worked great! We already put some down for the storm that missed us last week, and yesterday morning when I checked the area it was covered with sleet with the exception of the areas we treated with the ice melt. [Thanks for] your quality service and the great product you provide.

Andrew C. Lee, Capitol Hill Business Improvement District – Washington, DC

We love the [Natural Alternative Ice Melt] product and have for years. We will keep pushing it!

Craig S. Co-Owner – Twins Ace Hardware, Fairfax, VA 22030

I just wanted to thank you for the great products that Natural Alternatives produces. I did cut my lawn last Saturday and got all the leaves up and early Sunday morning applied the last Winter Fertilizer. I have been so pleased with your products for the lawn and for my flower beds and tomato plants. My lawn looks like green velvet. I have two dogs and am very careful as to what products I apply to my lawn and gardens. Thank you also for the "computer reminders" that you send out. They are very helpful.

Peggy S. – Laconia, NH

Thank you and your staff SO MUCH for getting us an order of ice melt today. You've made not only our customers, but staff (who is always eager to please), very happy! It's that kind of service and attention that will have us coming back to you!

Robbie Kaplan, Ace Hardware – Washington, DC

We [used your] ice melt today and it worked much better than what we were using before.

Thomas Beaver, General Growth Properties – Columbia, MD