Outdoor Writer Says "Sting Stopper" Saved His Life

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bob Epstein, past President Florida Outdoor Writers Association , was recently stung on the lip by a yellow jacket wasp. Almost perishing from an allergic reaction, Denver’s Sting Stopper was applied by his wife Barbara. All symptoms including major facial swelling, pain, and breathing returned to normal in under 2 minutes. All that was left was relief and a small circle where sting struck the super-sensitive lower lip area.

Sting Stopper News Release
Franklin, Tennessee - Millions of people world-wide have one thing in common; they all have had, or will have some type of stinging, biting insects leave a welt, an itch and worse. Well, Denver Blanton's patented “Sting Stopper” stops the itch, burn and pain of all kinds of biting and stinging insects, as well as jellyfish stings and it does it “fast.”

There are well over 1 million different insect species in the world. Some experts estimate that there may be as many as 10 million. All these species are divided up into 32 orders. Unfortunately, many of these species can bite or sting and far too many people have serious allergic reactions to them. There are no places on this earth including the frozen reaches of the Arctic and Antarctica that you cannot find active insects, in fact some of the most prolific are mosquitoes. Between ants (most of which can bite and sting you) and termites, 20 percent of the worlds living mass are in this classification.

Denver Blanton says he spent more than 30 years developing a simple, safe product that anyone can use to relieve the misery of the after-bite of wasps, bee’s, red ants, black flies mosquitoes and whole slew of other stinging and biting fly species as well as scorpions too. It was no accident that Blanton chose to develop a product that could help him; his family and friends avoid the pain and discomfort associated with insect bites. An incident occurred that propelled Blanton into the realm of entrepreneur and inventor.

Denver Blanton had made up a batch of “Sting Stopper” out of desperation. While on a job in a remote area he was stung by a wasp. He searched for products available in the shed that might help alleviate his serious pain. He hit on a combination that worked. One fine summer day later that summer it happened: his 8-year old son Mendall reached up under some leaves on a grape arbor and disturbed a hornet’s nest. He was stung 32 times about the face and head. Blanton yelled to his wife to bring the “bee medicine” and the salve was dabbed on each and every sting. In moments the pain was gone. Shortly thereafter, Blanton noticed the red, puckered up bites were gone as well. Later his doctor said: “many adults do not survive that amount of stings, let alone a child.”

This horrific experience launched Blanton into a lifelong effort to perfecting this product to be available to everyone. His son Marc is now seeing to it that his legacy and dream will continue.

Patented in 2001, Denver’s Sting Stopper has proven itself over and over again to thousands of people unlucky enough to have been attacked by bees, hornets, and yellow jackets or sat on, or near a red ant colony. So far over 200,000 units have been sold to satisfied folks.

Denver Blanton has developed a product that many pharmacists have recommended to those afflicted with the miseries of being bitten or stung by bees, hornets, yellow jackets, black & horse flies and mosquitoes. No one who ventures out to play or work in the “Great Outdoors” should be without this little jar or small packet of “Sting Stopper” ointment!


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