This guide covers the key things you need to know about insect bites in the UK. Covering eight of the most common biting insects, you’ll also find handy pictures of the offending critters and their bites making it easier to recognise them. What's more we've also listed the most common insect hotspots to help you be prepared when you enter any habitats favoured by the little biters.
A specific formulation of naturally sourced insect repellent containing 30% Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (Citriodiol®) is the most effective repellent and is also safer than DEET, a new investigation by Consumer Reports US has revealed.
Incidences of ticks, tiny parasites that feed on both animal and human blood, are on the rise in the UK, experts have warned.
Mosi-guard Natural® is celebrating two decades in business with a fresh new look. The revitalised branding features across the entire portfolio from a refreshed logo, and new packaging, to a revamped website featuring regular, informative summer and travel health articles.
The tropical disease Chikungunya [pronounced: chik-en-gun-ye] Virus hit the headlines recently when celebrity Lindsay Lohan contracted the disease while holidaying in Bora Bora. After being diagnosed on her trip, Lindsay was hospitalized again upon her return home after suffering a relapse of symptoms.
Bikinis, sun screen and wayfarers aside, making sure you’ve got the right insect repellent for protection against biting insects on holiday is another suitcase essential. The right insect repellent can reduce the risk of being bitten so you can relax and enjoy all that the great outdoors has to offer.
But faced with row upon row of insect repellent products in the pharmacy aisle, how do you know which one is best for you? Here’s our guide on what to look for when buying an insect repellent.
Ask most people to name a Mosquito borne tropical disease and nine times out of ten, Malaria will be the top answer. Yet there is another disease that is a cause for caution and according to experts is not just a consideration for those travelling to the tropics.
It’s estimated that more than 3.5 billion people, over half the entire world’s population, live at risk of Dengue Fever. In fact around 400 million people are estimated to be infected with the virus every year.
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.
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.
If you have found a tick attached on your body, don’t panic! Follow these simple steps for tick removal.
- Preparation for tick removal
- Tick removal tools
- The tick removal process
- Post tick removal
- When to see you doctor about a tick bite
Health officials urge fans to protect against bites... Millions of football fans travelling to Brazil for the World Cup are being advised to take precautions against Dengue Fever following new scientific research.
Discover Mosi-guard Natural and keep bugs at bay the natural way. If you’re planning a summer getaway, whether in the UK or in warmer climates, take preventative measures with Mosi-guard Natural, the world’s most widely used natural insect repellent.
Discover Mosi-guard Natural the world’s most widely used natural insect repellent As we enter the cold winter months, many of us dream of escaping to sunnier climes. If you are jetting off to an exotic destination to avoid the winter blues, make sure you have Mosi-guard Natural at the top of your holiday checklist!
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.
An elderly Greek man has died from complications of dengue fever. This is a reappearance of the mosquito-borne disease 85 years after its eradication from Greece. Health officials blame the increasing presence of the Asian tiger mosquito. Click here to read more.