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Creating a Mosquito-Free Zone

Friday, 09.06.2017

Wanna enjoy the summer sun without worrying about mosquitoes and dengue fever?
Use Thermacell’s protection devices, certified and approved to repel Aedes mosquitoes!

As the region prepares to join forces and commemorate the seventh ASEAN Dengue Day on June 15, it is a timely reminder to all of us that our fight against mosquitoes is far from over.

With dengue and the Zika virus disease representing a significant economic burden and hindrance to development in Southeast Asian nations, there is no room for complacency in our united battle against these household pests.

Mosquitoes are not simply irritating bugs that leave pinkish, itchy bites on the skin. Like sly, sneaky hackers, they silently affect the health and well-being of us human beings.

Having a mosquito infestation in close proximity to your loved ones will place them in an extremely dangerous – and even fatal – situation. Besides the aforementioned dengue and Zika virus disease, other killer diseases that mozzies spread include malaria, encephalitis (also known as brain fever) and lymphatic filariasis (more commonly known as elephantiasis).

Thus, keeping our homes and families safe from mosquitoes is absolutely vital.

Mosquito repellents have proven to be the ultimate saviour in keeping them out. And this is where Thermacell®, a leading American manufacturer in mosquito repellent products, emerges as the most outstanding among its pool of competitors.

Exclusively distributed in Singapore by Asiatic Agricultural Industries Pte Ltd, Thermacell has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which means that it has passed the EPA’s strict efficacy requirements for public health claims.

In Singapore, Thermacell is in line with NEA’s (National Environment Agency) standards, regulations and guidelines.

Thermacell products are now officially recognised as a highly effective solution to repel the Aedes mosquito, which in addition to dengue and Zika, transmits a number of diseases including West Nile Virus, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever and the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Virus.

Fantastic No-Spray Solution
Thermacell’s protection devices utilise a patented technology to create a 15ft x 15ft (equivalent to 4.6m x 4.6m) Zone of Protection™ from mosquitoes and other flying insects like sandflies and no-see-ums (also known as biting midges).

This unique no-spray technology creates a protection zone by heating and dispersing repellent into the air.

Its active ingredient, called allethrin, is a copy of a natural compound found in chrysanthemum flowers. Allethrin has proven to be an effective alternative to the active, synthetic chemical ingredient DEET.

DEET, when used in large concentrations, can cause skin irritation, breathing difficulties and other harmful side effects.

Available internationally in more than 25 countries, the Thermacell family includes multiple solutions that are perfect for a variety of outdoor activities and pursuits.

The Thermacell product line ranges from portable repellers, repellent lanterns, and repellent torches, to a multitude of accessory items that make the great outdoors safer and more enjoyable for all.

Finally, we can enjoy the summer sun without constantly worrying about mosquitoes or the diseases they carry!

Thermacell provides continuous protection for up to four hours for standard refills and up to 12 hours for refills. The entire Thermacell line of protection devices is registered with the United States EPA and Singapore’s NEA, and can be used around children and pets.

Thermacell’s products are available for purchase in Singapore! Visit the official Singapore Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thermacellsingapore for more information.

Head on down to any Selffix DIY and Outdoor Life - Singapore stores islandwide to find out how Thermacell’s mosquito repellent devices can help protect you and your loved ones from pesky mosquitoes.

DID YOU KNOW?
Five Fascinating Facts You Probably Never Knew About Mosquitoes

1) A mosquito’s wings beat 300 to 600 times per second! 
That explains the annoying buzzing sound you hear just before a mosquito lands on your skin and makes its bite.

2) Mosquitoes fly at speeds between just 1.6 and 2.6km per hour! 
While they might sound fast, in reality, among its peers in the insect world, mosquitoes move at an extremely slow pace. If a race were held between all the flying insects, locusts, butterflies and honey bees will beat the mozzies in a heartbeat.

3) Mosquitoes can detect carbon dioxide from 23 metres away! 
Mozzies have developed a super keen sensitivity to carbon dioxide in the air. CO2, produced by humans and other animals, is the key signal to mosquitoes that a potential blood meal is in its vicinity. If you’ve Wmosquitoes make do fine with plant juices and nectar, but females need a blood meal before they can lay eggs.

4) There are more than 2,500 varieties of mosquitoes in the entire world! 
From the Arctic tundra to the tropical rainforests, mosquitoes reside everywhere. Most are active at dawn and dusk, while others enjoy midday feeding.

5) Eyes occupy most of the surface of a mosquito’s head! 
The mozzies’ compound-lensed organs deliver infra-red images of heat patterns emanating from a body, not unlike the creepy alien in the famous Predator movies.


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