Insect Repellent Gel 50ml
Formulated with 100% natural NOOTKATONE and pure essential oil
Roll-on type, Non Sticky
Repelling, mosquitoes, gnats and other flying insects. This easy-to-use mosquito and insect repellent are formulated with 100% natural botanical oils that are safe to use around people and pets.
Nootkatone, a grapefruit-scented terpene, extracted from grapefruit skins or the bark of the Alaska yellow cedar and going through specialized fermentation processes, is a new addition to the small arsenal of mosquito-control tools that could help stop the spread of mosquito transmitted diseases like Zika virus, dengue and etc., according to a Swiss biotechnology firm. Plant terpenes such as citronella and geraniol have long been known to repel mosquitoes; indeed, plants produce the chemicals to deter insect predation. CDC researchers have shown that Nootkatone can kill adult mosquitoes as well as ticks and fleas. And one CDC study suggests that its mode of action is different from those of synthetic pesticides (J. Med. Entomol., 2010, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1603/ME10098). Killing off mosquito populations is becoming increasingly difficult as they develop resistance to traditional permethrin, organophosphate, carbamate, and dieldrin insecticides, according to the CDC. The World Health Organization advises that controlling the spread of Zika requires removing mosquito breeding sites and reducing contact between mosquitoes and people, such as by insect repellent.