There are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes which use exhaled carbon dioxide, body odors, temperature, and movement to home in on their victims. Beyond the nuisance factor, mosquitoes are carriers for some of humanity’s most deadly illnesses and they are public enemy number one in the fight against global infectious disease.
For over 60 years DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) has been the most widely used insect repellant in North America and Europe. However, DEET is an artificial chemical that is a strong solvent and dissolves plastics, nylon, and polished/varnished surfaces.
When using a DEET-based repellent, large amounts of this solvent are applied directly to skin – most of which is absorbed into the body, This has created growing concern regarding its possible health effects.
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BED BUG REPELLENT
Bed bugs are small, oval, brown-red insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. Over the past several years, there have been outbreaks of bed bug infestations in the US and worldwide.
We are in the process of commercializing sprays to repel bed bugs. The spray is to be applied to surfaces below mattresses and bed frames by hotel house keeping staff or can be applied by a traveller to luggage and other personal items to keep you and your belongings bed bug free.