In the summer of 2014, Insect Shield awarded PetEdge exclusivity for the distribution of all Insect Shield-branded pet products. The collaboration achieved much success and worked well as a pilot test to gauge viability of Insect Shield technology for the pet industry, according to Insect Shield. The company says that in the wake of the recent changes with PetEdge, effective now, it is reclaiming full distribution management as well as product development, sales and marketing for the Insect Shield for Pets product line.
“By managing the entire supply chain, Insect Shield can better align with pet retail and distributor partners by collaborating directly in concert with them,” said Haynes Griffin, Insect Shield CEO. “Insect Shield has been a breakthrough innovation in a variety of industries including outdoor lifestyle, work wear and the military. We are fully committed to achieving similar levels of success in the pet industry.”
In July 2003, Insect Shield received the first-ever registration for long-lasting insect repellent apparel by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and subsequently successfully applied for and received registration in all 50 states. Today, Insect Shield is approved for distribution in 46 countries, with more pending.
Numerous Fortune 500 companies and state government agencies utilize Insect Shield’s technology to protect their outdoor workers from insect bites and insect borne diseases. Insect Shield technology is licensed by 75+ leading lifestyle brands and leveraged by International relief organizations across the globe. Insect Shield is also an approved vendor of the US Army and US Marine Corps and treats millions of uniforms each year.