Citrefine International (manufacturers of Mosi-guard Natural®) recently hosted Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland at our European HQ in Yeadon, Yorkshire.
The visit included an introduction to our Mosi-guard Natural® insect repellents made with a naturally sourced active ingredient, Citriodiol®, which is derived from the oil of Lemon Eucalyptus trees.
Mr Mulholland also undertook a tour of Citrefine’s head office, laboratory, warehouse and mail order facility. His visit co-incided with news that Mr Mulholland is backing a campaign to raise awareness of tick-borne Lyme disease.
Research undertaken over more than 20 years has shown Citriodiol® based repellents to be as effective as DEET and highly effective against biting insects like mosquitoes and arthropods such as ticks.
Around 3,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported in England and Wales every year. Caused by the Borrelia bacteria, it is transmitted by a bite from an infected tick, tiny spider-like creatures found in woodland and heath areas. Early symptoms can include a ‘bulls eye’ skin rash around the bite and ‘flu-like’ symptoms such as headache, weakness, muscle pain, fever and exhaustion.
More chronic effects can include memory loss, numbness and joint problems. There is currently no vaccine to prevent the disease, making preventative steps such as covering exposed skin and use of insect repellents the best course of defence.