Mosquitoes

When to reach for mosquito repellent in the UK

When to reach for mosquito repellent in the UK

We’ve all been there...the sunshine appears and we want to spend as much time outdoors as we can. Whether it's BBQs in the garden, evening walks or playing with the children in the park, when the UK starts to warm up, we all want to enjoy it... Unfortunately, so do the mosquitoes.

Although mosquitoes in the UK do not transmit diseases, if you’ve ever experienced a mosquito bite, you’ll know how irritating they can be.

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.