Allergen A substance   that your body perceives as foreign and harmful; initiates the allergic   reaction.
Allergenic Causing allergic sensitization.
Allergy An   exaggerated response to a substance or condition produced by the release of   histamine or histamine-like substances in affected cells.
Anaphylaxis/Anaphylatic Serious   allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death.  It typically causes a number of symptoms   including an itchy rash, throat swelling, and low blood pressure. Common   causes include insect bites/stings, foods, and medications.
Antibodies Specialized   proteins produced by white blood cells that circulate in the blood.   Antibodies seek and attach to foreign proteins, microorganisms or toxins in   order to neutralize them. They are part of the immune system.
Antigen A substance, usually a protein, that the body perceives as   foreign.
Anti-parasitic Pertaining   to a substance or procedure that kills parasites or inhibits their growth or   reproduction.
Beneficial Helpful   in the meeting of needs.
Biodegradable Capable   of decaying through the actions of living organisms.
Bush regen   goups Bush regeneration groups attempt to recreate the natural   conditions to protect and enhance the floral biodiversity of the area.
Cedar Oil An essential oil dervied    from foliage, wood and/or roots, of various types of conifers, mostly   in the pine or cypress botancial family, which can be used as an all natural,   effective insect repellent.  It is also   used as aromatherapy in alternative medicine, as a base for paints, and to   renew furniture.
Deterrent A   thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing   something.
Device A   thing made for a particular purpose; an invention or contrivance, especially   a mechanical or electrical one.
Eco A   prefix mostly relating to ecological or environmental terms.
Ecological Relationship   between living organsims and physical surroundings.
Ecological Tending   to benefit or cause minimal damage to the environment.
Ectoparasites Louse,   tick or leech, transmit organisms that cause diseases such as Rocky Mountain   spotted fever and Lyme disease.
Emit /   Emissions (Ultrasonic) To   send forth; discharge.
EPA Environmental   Protection Agency or Environmental Protection Act.
Ethical Relating   to moral principles that is good or correct, avoiding activities that does   not cause harm to people or the environment.
Flea Either   of two common fleas of the genus Ctenocephalides, the very small, black C.   felis (cat flea) or the similar but larger C. canis (dog flea) both of which   infest cats, dogs, and occasionally humans.
Hertz (hz) The   SI unit of frequency, equal to one cycle per second.
Histamine A   naturally occurring substance that is released by the immune system after   being exposed to an allergen. When you inhale an allergen, mast cells located   in the nose and sinus membranes release histamine. Histamine then attaches to   receptors on nearby blood vessels, causing them to enlarge (dilate).   Histamine also binds to other receptors located in nasal tissues, causing   redness, swelling, itching and changes in the secretions.
Hyper   allergenic Extremely   Allergic.
Hypo   allergenic Designed   to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response, as by   containing relatively few or no potentially irritating substances.
Hypoallergenic Products   formulated to contain the fewest possible allergens.
Immune system The   body’s defense system that protects us against infections and foreign   substances.
Impulses (Ultrasonic) An   impelling action or force.
Inaudible Unable   to be heard, in the case of ultrasonic pulses unable to be heard by humans.
Infection An   infecting with germs of disease.
Infestation An   overrun of parasite numbers or quantities large enough to be harmful,   threatening, or obnoxious.
Lyme disease An   inflammatory disease caused by a spirochete (Borrelia burgdorferi) that is   transmitted by ticks, usually characterized initially by a rash followed by   flulike symptoms including fever, joint pain, and headache. If left   untreated, the disease can result in chronic arthritis and nerve and heart   dysfunction.
Mitey Tick Off for Pets Ultrasonic   device that repels ticks off pets.
Mitey Tick Off for You Ultrasonic   device that repels ticks off humans.
Odor See   odour.
Odour The   sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by   particular chemicals in gaseous form (I.e. A smell)
Organic Noting   or pertaining to a class of chemical compounds that formerly comprised only   those existing in or derived from plants or animals, but that now includes   all other compounds of carbon.
Parasites An   organism that lives on or in a different kind of organism (the host) from   which it gets some or all of its nourishment. Parasites are generally harmful   to their hosts, although the damage they do ranges widely from minor   inconvenience to debilitating or fatal disease.
Parasitology Study   of parasitic organisms.
Repels /   Repeller To   drive or force back.
Skudo Old   name for Mitey Tick Off for Pets devices.
Tick Any   of numerous bloodsucking arachnids of the order Acarina, including the   families Ixodidae and Argasidae, somewhat larger than the related mites and   having a barbed proboscis for attachment to the skin of warm-blooded   vertebrates: some ticks are vectors of disease.
Ultrasonic   pulses Acoustic   frequencies above the range audible to the human ear.
Ultrasound   emissions See   Ultrasonic pulses.
USDA United   States Department of Agriculture
VOC – Volatile organic compounds Volatile   organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that have a high vapor   pressure at ordinary, room-temperature conditions. Many VOCs are dangerous to   human health or cause harm to the environment.
Water   resistant Resisting though not   entirely preventing the penetration of water.

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