Mosquitoes use a receptor to detect carbon dioxide (which we produce when we exhale), lactic acid and other skin odors emitted by mammals. The aroma from certain oils such as citronella can help mask the odor of humans and animals so that it is more difficult for insects to locate a target to bite.
Steps You Can Take to Reduce Mosquitos
There are a number of tips you can follow to help to reduce mosquitos in your area:
•Empty standing water from containers such as flower pots, birdbaths, pet water dishes, cans, gutters, tires and buckets regularly. Mosquitos breed in standing water.
· Maintain your swimming pool to prevent mosquito breeding. · Keep gutters clear so they will drain properly.
· Cut down weeds adjacent to home and in yards, and mow the lawn regularly.
· Irrigate lawns and gardens carefully to prevent water from standing for several days.
· Keep windows and door screens in good condition to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.
Chemical vs Naturally Derived Repellents
Insect repellents can be broadly classified into chemical and naturally derived repellents.
Chemical repellents such as DEET have been proven to be effective in repelling insects but can have side effects. Case reports of toxicity from DEET have been documented in the medical literature and include rashes, dizziness, headache and nausea. In addition, there have been reported cases of significant toxicity from DEET exposure in children under the age of eight. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued precautions regarding the use of DEET on children.
Oils distilled from plants, such as citronella have been used for over 50 years as insect repellents, without any reports of adverse effects of concern. They can be used to repel mosquitoes and other insects without the worry of harmful side effects and can be safely applied to children over the age of three or used for pets. Natural oils used for insect repellent include:
• Citronella Oil
• Geranium Oil
• Lemongrass Oil
• Cedar Oil
• Neem Oil
• Eucalyptus Oil
• Catnip Oil
• Sunflower Oil
• Soybean Oil
Evergreen makes its unique insect repellent products using citronella oil, geranium oil and lemongrass oil. Evergreen’s products are non-toxic with no known side effects and are suitable for pets and children over the age of three with adult supervision.
The oils that are used in Evergreen’s products are included in the United States Environmental Protection Agency Federal Registry list of minimum risk pesticides. The ingredients contained in this list are a special class of pesticides that are not subject to federal registration requirements because the ingredients are demonstrably safe for their intended use.
Research Pays Off!
Evergreen Research has been successfully bringing quality products that solve everyday needs to customers for over 18 years. Our dedicated and committed staff is constantly working on developing innovative and safe solutions to everyday problems for you and your family.
Evergreen sources the highest quality lemongrass oil, geranium oil and citronella oil available for our insect repelling products. Our manufacturing facility uses a unique method to infuse the insect repelling oils into the structure of the plastic. We then mold the plastic into the insect repelling SuperBand®, Mosquito Eliminator™ and Bug Button® using our high tech injection molding system. These products are transformed into wristbands and buttons that smell pleasant to humans while warding off the most annoying insects.
Our insect repelling products are non-toxic, DEET free, waterproof, one size fits all and safe for pets and children over the age of three. All of the oils that are used in our products are included in the United States Environmental Protection Agency Federal Registry list of minimum risk pesticides; which means they are not subject to federal registration requirements because the ingredients are safe for their intended use.
With millions of our insect repelling products sold worldwide, our products continue to provide the best natural protection available against biting insects. People love the fact that they can use our products to create an invisible shield around them to keep insects away. You can also depend upon Evergreen Research to constantly develop and create new products that offer solutions to many of today’s problems. Please feel free to inquire with us at any time to find out what new and exciting projects we are currently developing.