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.

Although many experts maintain DEET is an effective repellent against mosquitoes in high risk malaria areas, there are health concerns associated with its use, especially in young children. Due to its powerful solvent content, it is also known to damage plastics and clothing.

For those seeking an effective natural alternative, Mosi-Guard Natural is free from DEET. Instead it uses Citriodiol®, nature’s most effective repellent derived from Lemon Eucalyptus Oil.

Not only have experts hailed Lemon Eucalyptus Oil as an effective natural repellent, in trials Citriodiol® has also demonstrated effective protection for up to 8 hours from a single application. 2

With a fresh, clean scent, Mosi-guard Natural is suitable for use on adults and children from the age of three months and can be used in high and low risk areas where malaria and other insect transmitted diseases are present. From sticks and roll-ons, to sprays and creams, Mosi-guard Natural offers a range of formats to suit, offering protection against a wide range of biting insects, ticks and leeches.

1. Stanczyk NM, Brookfield JFY, Field LM, Logan JG (2013) Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes Exhibit Decreased Repellency by DEET following Previous Exposure. PLoS ONE 8(2): e54438. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054438 2. Trongokit et al South East Asian J Trop Med Public Health Vol 36 No 6 November 2005 (p1423 – 1431)