LymeDefenses is a ‘family-inspired’ / family-run business that had its humble beginnings in 2017. The main drive for product development was to protect our son, a member of the Canadian National Para-Archery Team, and his Service Dog against the threat of tick-borne diseases without the use of harmful chemicals.
Utilizing my formal education in Environmental Biology and Chemistry as well as over 30 years’ experience in the Nuclear Research sector, I have been able to formulate effective, high quality, outdoor body treatment products that work, do not utilize the conventional, toxic insecticidal chemicals such as DEET, Permethrin or Picaridin so are safe for us, our canine companions and the environment.
Unfortunately, the problem of ‘tick encounters’ is not just limited to rural archery ranges. Simple outdoor recreational activities and lifestyle choices we enjoy every day such as gardening, golfing, jogging, camping and hiking through wooded and grassy areas have now significantly increase our odds of coming into contact with many different insects that may carry life-altering, debilitating or incurablevector-borne diseases.
LymeDefenses, Inc. is dedicated to raising awareness regarding tick-borne diseases and how to reduce ‘tick encounters’ all year long. It is our goal that our LymeDefenses, Inc. products will allow all of us and our canine companions the freedom to “Play More ... Worry Less!“ while we continue to flourish in life, health and happiness.
To this end, LymeDefenses, Inc. will begin actively seeking formal registration for all our repellent products with Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA).
For the time being, we will continue to sell our LymeDefenses, Inc. original product formula in the following formats: (all of which are in for registration with Health Canada as cosmetic products, having no scientific claims attached).
1) LymeDefenses ‘Canine & Family-friendly’ Outdoor Body Spray;
2) LymeDefenses Canine & Family-friendly ‘Bug-Bomb’ Bath/Shower Scented Body Rinse; and
3) LymeDefenses Canine & Family-friendly ‘All Seasons’ Paw Wax.
For regular updates on ‘how we are doing’ and other helpful information on tick-safety and how to reduce ‘tick encounters’ all season long, like and follow us on our Facebook page.
Milder winters and increasing mice and deer populations mean this year’s flea and tick season is expected to be even more widespread than ever before. With the increased flea and tick population comes the threat of more flea and incurable tick-borne diseases, including the most common, Lyme disease. In 2009, the Public Health Agency of Canada recorded 144 cases of Lyme disease in the country. By 2018, there were 2025 cases countrywide. Lyme disease is caused by a type of bacteria transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected tick, such as the blacklegged tick and western blacklegged tick and mimics symptoms similar to:
•Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS);
•Multiple Sclerosis (MS);
•Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS); or