Join Us in the WAR – Against TICKS!

Eco friendly, natural tick and insect repellent products and education for people, pets, and property.

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Project Description

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Got Ticks?

Tick populations and tick-borne illness are expanding across the United States. A 2015 exploratory survey indicated that 94% of the population in Chatham County, NC had one or more people in their household had exposure to a tick within the previous year. The national household average is 45 percent (CDC 2015 study). While a majority of residents surveyed practice prevention through using tick repellents and personal inspections, less than ten percent treat their yards or use other prevention techniques. TickWarriors is uniquely poised to leverage the growth in awareness as more and more people are exposed to ticks and tick-borne illness.

There are millions of people in the US who are exposed to ticks every year. An estimated 350,000 contract Lyme disease. Data on other tick-borne diseases such as Ehrlichiosis, Rickettsias, STARI, Powassan, and alpha-gal (the mammalian meat allergy) are sparse, but an estimated total of several hundred thousand people get sick each year from tick bites.

What is TickWarriors About?

TickWarriers occupies a void in the pest treatment market. Although eco-friendly personal and pet repellents exist on the market, no company offers one-stop shopping and education solutions. None of our competitors offer eco-friendly products that use food-grade materials, and many "natural" products contain permethrins - though derived from chrysanthemums they are toxic to cats and bees.

Why $$?

TickWarriors has been in business for over a year with proven results. I am asking for working capital to expand our market to areas across the U.S. with high rates of tick-borne illness.

Why iFundWomen?

I chose to raise this round of capital through iFundWomen because of their commitment to help women entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground and their pay-it-forward model. By helping each other win, we all win!

Who am I?

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As CEO and Founder of TickWarriors, I have a rare blend of expertise in program and product development, marketing, budgeting, strategic planning, and public health. Throughout my career I’ve embraced holistic approaches to solve complex problems. While I was working on my doctorate in public health in 2011, I contracted Ehrlichiosis, a tick-borne illness. I have experienced firsthand the devastating impacts tick-borne illnesses can bring.

Tick-a-monials

This is an amazing product that gets results quickly! In the past, I would get a tick on me within 5 minutes of walking in the yard. After the first application, the ticks and chiggers that normally plagued us when we were out in the yard were gone! I thought this product was too good to be true – but it is true! It works and I highly recommend the Yard Spray. -- Karen S.

I have been using BioUD for the past two summers and have significantly reduced the number of tick bites I have suffered. Before using BioUD, it would not be unusual for me to have 40 tick bites per summer. This summer, I have had two. I don’t go into my garden, trails through the woods or by the creek without first applying BioUD. It’s changed my appreciation of the outdoors in the summer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -- George Greger-Holt

Updates

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09/22/2017
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TICKled!

We're TICKled that you’ve donated and will give you a shout out along with all project updates and a virtual high five for believing in us. Thank you!

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$15
Ticked Off Webinar 1 - Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Join us for a one hour webinar about protecting yourself and your loved ones against ticks. Schedules to be coordinated in mid-October and again after the campaign ends.

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Chapel Ridge Tick Talk photo
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Ticked Off Webinar 2 - Alpha-Gal Essentials

Attend a specialized one hour webinar on the alpha-gal allergy caused by the lone star tick. Schedules to be coordinated in mid-October and again after the campaign ends.

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BioUD
$25
Bug Off!! All-natural Repellent

Our all-natural BioUD repellent contains undecanone - made from the wild tomato plant - the only 100% natural ingredient on the market recommended by the CDC for use by pregnant women. It is safe for your skin and your clothes! Independent studies show that ticks will choose a DEET-soaked fabric over fabric soaked with BioUD.

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Bug Off! Tick Tweezers

Receive a kit with the BEST tweezers on the market, the double-sided

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Samantha and Thistle
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Ticked Off T-shirt

The softest t-shirt you'll ever own! Made in the USA from hemp.

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Suite of Products
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TickWarriors Products Discount

We'll send you a 20% discount code for up to $200 purchase at www.TickWarriors.com. Select from our suite of all-natural pest control, repellents, equine and livestock protection, and OMRI-certified organic weed killer.

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One-on-One Professional Consult

One-on-One informational online session with our in-house experts to answer your questions about all things ticks.

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Generous Ticked-Off Human

We'll have a special section on our website to recognize our generous benefactors.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward
10 Supporters
Contribute
$10
TICKled!

We're TICKled that you’ve donated and will give you a shout out along with all project updates and a virtual high five for believing in us. Thank you!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
Chapel Ridge Tick Talk photo
$15
Ticked Off Webinar 1 - Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Join us for a one hour webinar about protecting yourself and your loved ones against ticks. Schedules to be coordinated in mid-October and again after the campaign ends.

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
Chapel Ridge Tick Talk photo
$15
Ticked Off Webinar 2 - Alpha-Gal Essentials

Attend a specialized one hour webinar on the alpha-gal allergy caused by the lone star tick. Schedules to be coordinated in mid-October and again after the campaign ends.

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
BioUD
$25
Bug Off!! All-natural Repellent

Our all-natural BioUD repellent contains undecanone - made from the wild tomato plant - the only 100% natural ingredient on the market recommended by the CDC for use by pregnant women. It is safe for your skin and your clothes! Independent studies show that ticks will choose a DEET-soaked fabric over fabric soaked with BioUD.

194 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
tick_kit_label_option3
$25
Bug Off! Tick Tweezers

Receive a kit with the BEST tweezers on the market, the double-sided

199 Left
1 Supporter
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Samantha and Thistle
$50
Ticked Off T-shirt

The softest t-shirt you'll ever own! Made in the USA from hemp.

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
Suite of Products
$75
TickWarriors Products Discount

We'll send you a 20% discount code for up to $200 purchase at www.TickWarriors.com. Select from our suite of all-natural pest control, repellents, equine and livestock protection, and OMRI-certified organic weed killer.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
One-on-One Professional Consult

One-on-One informational online session with our in-house experts to answer your questions about all things ticks.

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Generous Ticked-Off Human

We'll have a special section on our website to recognize our generous benefactors.

0 Supporters
Select this reward