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PRESS RELEASE 2017: CDC recommends 2-undecanone, the active in BioUD, for Zika and other mosquitoe born and tick borne diseases for 2017. 

PRESS RELEASE 2016: on Toxic Insect Repellent Formulations.  Why choose a more toxic formula when it does not work better?  Re-applying a safer formula every 3-4 hours is better protection than over doing toxic products that may wash off and leave you unprotected while causing serious side effects in children and adults.


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Go DEET-Free!

BiteBlocker® is safe in that it contains all natural ingredients that are mainly food-grade and listed by the EPA as minimum risk. The basic ingredients are Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Purified Water, Geranium Oil, Glycerin, Lecithin, and Vanillin. There has not been any complaints or indications to our knowledge that these ingredients would be harmful for infants or mothers of infants. Although most of the ingredients are food grade, they should not be ingested. Caution as to the amount applied to infants is advisable since an infants skin absorbs much more rapidly than adults. A minimum amount should be used on infants. BiteBlocker® is regarded as the safest product on the market that works. Please see our Efficacy section for test results. No other natural-based product on the market has outperformed BiteBlocker® with consistent results.

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HOMS BiteBlocker® Rated #1 Natural Alternative

  • USD_ARS(from the inventors of DEET, BiteBlocker® is recognized as the #1 insect repellent based on natural ingredients lasting up to 8 hours!)
  • NEJM (recognizes BiteBlocker® as the #1 DEET-FREE alternative insect repellent to DEET as published from an 18-month study)


BioUD® the replacement to DEET

The BioUD® formula is a progression of BiteBlocker® through a patent-pending refinement of Soybean oil and a new compound from a wild tomato plant called 2-Undecanone found naturallly in nature. It is a natural formula that is more effective than DEET at repelling mosquitoes and ticks. This product will provide extra protection for extended use in severe conditions such as the tropics and extend to a wider range of insects including ticks and chiggers.  The BioUD studies demonstrate the product outperforms the leading products for protection against mosquitoe and tick borne diseases such as Zika, West Nile Virus, Dengue, Lyme, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and others.  please contact us for our concentrated versions of BiteBlocker® available for private label immediately.
For additional information, please also refer to the lead story in the USDA Newsletter.

Studies conducted on Bite Blocker BioUD version (EPA registered):

Other Peer Reviewed Studies:​


Articles about BiteBlocker®

West Nile Virus Alert
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Cornell University Center - West Nile Virus & Insect Repellents
Johns Hopkins University tests BiteBlocker® found to be the best NON-DEET alternative!
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences

WebMD Articles
Bug Repellents for Children
Tested Insect Repellents
Canadian Television News Story

Articles from Dr. Rob - Doctor and Syndicated columnist in Philadelphia

Tick Management Handbook from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention


Lyme Disease

CDC sites the 2-undecanone product which is registered by EPA as BioUD


Field Study Report

The purpose of this study was to assess, under field conditions, the efficacy of two HOMS mosquito repellents to protect humans for 4 and 6 hours post-application against various mosquito species in southern Ontario. The two HOMS products were Bio Block (known as BiteBlocker Xtreme in the U.S.; soybean oil, concentration unknown) and BioUD8 Spray (7.75% undecanone). The protection provided by the products was compared to that provided by Deep Woods OFF! (30% deet).

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