With spring quickly approaching, the threat of mosquitoes is once again drawing near. For many residents of Oklahoma, mosquito repellents have become an unfortunate requirement for outdoor activities during this time of year. To help ensure you receive the best protection, we will explain the most effective mosquito repellents.
A recent study posted in the Journal of Insect Science was conducted to determine which mosquito repellents were effective and which weren’t. With the rise of the Zika virus, mosquito control and various repellents have become a popular industry. Let’s look at their findings.
The mosquito repellent market has become flooded with wristbands and clip-on wearables. It should be noted that during the study only one wearable, the OFF! Clip-On, was the only shown to reduce mosquito attraction. It is believed that the other wearables were ineffective because they didn’t contain high enough concentrations of the active ingredients.
During the study, one mosquito-repelling candle was used. However, the candle didn’t show significant results in ensuring the test subject remained mosquito bite free. For this reason, it is believed that citronella candles or other candle based mosquito repellents are not as effective as once thought.
Throughout the test, the most effective mosquito repellents were spray-on products. The most effective ingredients used in these spray-on products were DEET and PMD, or lemon eucalyptus oil. This conclusion has commonly been found in previous studies and further promotes the belief they are most effective in mosquito repellence.
We hope this information helps give you an idea of the type of products best suited to protect your family from mosquito-borne diseases. With a unique insight into the most efficient mosquito repellents being surmised by this experiment, Oklahoma residents can be more prepared this spring season. Ensuring the right repellents are used can help improve your spring fun.
If you are dealing with a mosquito problem at your home or business, give us a call at 1 (800) 390-8626 to start a no-obligation mosquito evaluation. The talented technicians at Arrow Exterminators can identify any type of pest and the best course of treatment to get rid of it. We’ll create a custom pest control plan to make sure we eliminate every single one from your home and keep them away for good!