SurfaceScience Inc. Announces New Partnership With Developers of TotalSTOPby Crysta Hammond
London, ON - SurfaceScience Inc. is proud to announce the partnership with the developers of TotalSTOP, a deet-free Icaridin based insect repellent.
TotalSTOP is currently sold in over 40 countries worldwide and is now available in Canada and the United States exclusively through SurfaceScience and will be available for store shelves by spring 2022.
Trial marketing proved successful with massive sales in Sweden. The product was run in two retail stores for ten days, during which 70% of stock was sold – demonstrating consumers are in search of a safe and reliable alternative to insect repellents containing DEET, and appreciate TotalSTOP’s ease of application.
Feedback from store managers during this successful TotalSTOP retail trial concludes that inventory is simplified due to the fact that TotalSTOP covers the entire sales season with less shelf space required to carry a single product instead of several items each with it’s own insect-specific repellency formulation. TotalSTOP’s sales season is year round, any climate, any terrain and any season - due to the product’s ingredient from German company Bayer – Icaridin.
Active ingredient Icaridin is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the substance of choice in the prevention of insect born diseases such as the west nile virus (mosquitoes) and lime disease (ticks). Approved in over 40 countries by organizations such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and Health Canada.
“TotalSTOP repels mosquitoes by acting on their odourant receptors, thereby disabling their ability to recognize humans as blood donors.” Says Harri Hurmola, Developer of TotalSTOP. “Our active ingredient is neither an insecticide nor harmful to humans”.
TotalSTOP is now available to retailers, resellers & wholesale distributors and is offered as both a spray or as towelettes. Utilizing Icaridin as it’s active ingredient, TotalSTOP is the first Deet-free product on the Canadian market to be offered as 100% biodegradable towelettes - providing safe, long-lasting protection from a vast variety of biting insects including; mosquitoes, ticks & black flies.