News Article | May 17, 2017
"We do head checks when the girls arrive, and we are able to treat lice immediately and prevent lice from spreading," said Page Lemel, the director of Keystone Camp for Girls in North Carolina. "We are thankful we can treat lice, and do not need to send girls home." The good news is there are simple steps parents can take to defend against lice before and after camp. Treat Any Infestation. If you find an infestation, get your child camp-ready quickly with a product that allows you to end an infestation in a single treatment rather than needing to reapply seven to 10 days later. Pesticide-free Vamousse Lice Treatment kills both lice and eggs in one 15-minute application - even pesticide-resistant super lice. Keep Lice from Returning Home from Camp. It typically takes four to six weeks for telltale itching to start with a lice infestation. This means a child returning from camp with lice may not be diagnosed until family and friends have already been exposed. Some strategies for reducing the risk of lice coming home: Keep the Lice Problem in Perspective Remember that while lice are an annoyance, they do not carry disease or pose serious health risks. In fact, they are as prevalent among children as the common cold. By using Vamousse products and being prepared for lice at summer camp, you can improve the chances that your children will have great camp memories of fun, friends and fireside songs – not an itchy head and an irritating case of lice. Vamousse represents a new generation of head lice solutions available over-the-counter. The unique products give parents an accessible, affordable and effective way to tackle super lice to ensure their child is lice and worry free at summer camp. To learn more visit: http://vamousselice.com/. Page Lemel, owner and director of Keystone Camp in Brevard, N.C. (828) 884-9125 ext. 8202, firstname.lastname@example.org Anna Warren, owner of Asheville Lice Treatment Center, in Asheville, N.C. and works with summer camps, (828) 777-6540, email@example.com Jason Schmidt, an entomologist and Director of Product Development for TyraTech, makers of Vamousse. Contact Kathleen Linder (919) 616-4719, firstname.lastname@example.org To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/head-lice-enjoy-summer-camp-as-much-as-kids-do-300459261.html
TyraTech | Date: 2016-10-05
According to an aspect of the present application, a composition for controlling a target pest comprises 0.1% to 4% isopropyl myristate, 0.1% to 15% thyme oil white, 0.1% to 2% geraniol, and at least one additional active ingredient selected from thymyl acetate, linalyl acetate, amyl butyrate, anise star oil, black seed oil, p-cymene, linalool, d-limonene, isopropyl myristate, lilac flower oil, methyl salicylate, alpha-pinene, piperonal, piperonyl alcohol, tetrahydrolinalool, thyme oil white, thyme oil red, thymol, vanillin, and wintergreen oil. The composition causes synergistic control of the target pest.
TyraTech | Date: 2013-06-28
Embodiments of the invention relate to a pest-control composition comprising at least one active ingredient and at least two other ingredients; wherein the at least one active ingredient is selected from the group consisting of geraniol, nootketone, amyl cinnamaldehyde, catnip, wintergreen, carvacrol, d-limonene, orange oil, lauric acid, alpha pinene, mint, cornmint oil, lemon oil, eucalyptus, eugenol, peppermint, lemongrass oil, and terpenes; and wherein the at least two other ingredients are selected from the group consisting of 2-propanol, alcohol, ethanol, monobutyl ether, ethylene glycol, terpenes, ethoxylated alcohol, dodecanol, ammonia, soap, lauryl polyglucose, polyethylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium olefin sulfonate, cocamidapropyl betaine, alkylbenzene sulfonate, polyoxyethelene alkylphenol sulfate, sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate, sodium sterate, potassium sterate, potassium myristate, tomadol, polyglyceryl sterate, glycol monosterate, potassium oleate, polyglyceryl oleate, tween, polymers, acrylic polymers, ethyl cellulous, carboxymethyl cellulose, sodium hydroxide, ammonium hydroxide, polyacrylate polymer, polyvinyl pyrolidane, lauric diethanolamine, dimethyldodecylamine oxide, aspartic acid tetrasodium salt, and sodium citrate.
TyraTech | Date: 2012-08-22
Compositions for treating parasitic infections and methods of using the compositions to treat subjects with parasitic infections are provided. Methods of selecting compositions for use in treating parasitic infections are further provided.
TyraTech | Date: 2012-12-12
A method of screening a composition for insect control activity, comprising: providing insect cells expressing at least one receptor chosen from tyramine receptor, Or83b olfactory receptor, and Or43a olfactory receptor; adding said composition to the cells; measuring the binding affinity of said composition to the tyramine receptor or the Or43a receptor or to any two of the tyramine receptor, the Or43a receptor, and the Or83b receptor, or to all three receptors; and selecting compositions having an affinity for the receptor or receptors.
TyraTech | Date: 2014-05-29
Embodiments of the present invention provide compositions for controlling a target pest including a pest control product and at least one active agent, wherein: the active agent can be capable of interacting with a receptor in the target pest; the pest control product can have a first activity against the target pest when applied without the active agent and the compositions can have a second activity against the target pest; and the second activity can be greater than the first activity.
TyraTech | Date: 2014-11-05
Formulations of pesticides are disclosed, specifically pesticidal blends of essential oils and other ingredients, that have been found to enhance the activity of the active pesticidal ingredients. The formulations may be, for example, emulsions or dust formulations. For example, a composition for controlling a target pest is disclosed that comprises at least one active agent and a formulation agent, wherein: the active agent is capable of interacting with a receptor in the target pest; the active agent has a first activity against the target pest when applied without the formulation agent and the composition has a second activity against the target pest; and the second activity is greater than the first activity.
TyraTech | Date: 2014-03-17
The present invention generally relates to compositions and methods related to controlling arthropods. Embodiments of the invention include compositions for controlling an arthropod, which can include one or more plant essential oils and methods for using these compositions. The plant essential oils, when combined, can have a synergistic effect. Embodiments of the invention relate to compositions and methods related to controlling lice.
TyraTech | Date: 2013-10-18
The present invention relates to compositions and methods related to controlling arthropods. Embodiments of the invention include compositions for controlling an arthropod, which can include one or more plant essential oils and methods for using these compositions. The plant essential oils, when combined, can have a synergistic effect.
TyraTech | Date: 2013-08-05
Compositions and methods for treating parasitic infections are provided. The compositions can include two or more of alpha-pinene, linalyl acetate, para-cymene, and thymol octanoate. The compositions and methods can be effective against, for example, protozoan parasites, helminthic parasites, nematodes, trematodes, flukes, cestodes, and the like. Formulations made from the composition are also provided, including formulations in which the composition is combined with a carrier to form a food product and/or a drink. The formulation can be, for example, a suspension, a solution, or an emulsion in an oily or an aqueous carrier; likewise, the composition can be provided in an encapsulated or microencapsulated form.