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How to choose an insect repellent for babies and kids

How to choose an insect repellent for babies and kids

You’ll want to ensure your family is protected against pesky insect bites both at home and abroad. It is also essential to protect babies if taking them into areas where Malaria and other diseases may be a risk. We know choosing an insect repellent for babies and kids can be a tricky and confusing business. Are some active ingredients more suited to young skin than others? What age can you start using an insect repellent on a child? How often should you apply it? Which format is best? There sure is a lot to consider, so to help you decide which insect repellent might work best for your children we’ve compiled this handy guide.

Mosquito-borne Zika Virus and your guide to bite prevention

Due to its potential links with Microcephaly, Zika Virus has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organisation. Mosi-guard Natural mosquito repellents have been tested against various Aedes mosquitoes which spread the Zika Virus.

Two reasons why citronella is NOT the best choice of natural insect repellent

Two reasons why citronella is NOT the best choice of natural insect repellent

With the ongoing debate over the safety of DEET, more and more consumers are looking at alternative natural insect repellent products for protection against biting insects. But which ones really work? In this article we will compare citronella against Citriodiol (also known as oil of lemon eucalyptus) which is the active ingredient in our Mosi-guard® Natural range. We will specifically compare the efficacy and safety of citronella and Citriodiol.

Research Suggests Mosquitoes Growing Resistant To DEET

A recently published study suggests certain Mosquitoes are becoming de-sensitized to DEET repellents after initial exposure.1 DEET or (N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide) is a man-made chemical widely used in many insect repellents. However, this latest research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has supported concerns that some mosquitoes may be growing resistant to it.

The Quest For A Malaria Vaccine

Malaria is the biggest killer in human history. It's taken the lives of half the people who've ever walked the Earth. Even with modern drugs, 10 to 30 percent of those who contract the disease die. Needless to say, it's not the sort of thing you want to expose yourself to, unless you have a very good reason. Stephon Hoffman had a very good reason. Click here to read more