The fragrance that keeps
Mosquitos at bay the
Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world
According to the World Health Organisation Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Their ability to carry and spread disease to humans causes millions of deaths every year. In 2015 malaria alone caused 438 000 deaths. The worldwide incidence of dengue has risen 30-fold in the past 30 years, and more countries are reporting their first outbreaks of the disease. Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever are all transmitted to humans by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. More than half of the world’s population live in areas where this mosquito species is present. Sustained mosquito control efforts are important to prevent outbreaks from these diseases. There are several different types of mosquitoes and some have the ability to carry many different diseases.
MOZZIE SHIELD is a unique dual action essential oil that keeps your environment fresh and Mosquito free.
Essential oils have also been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties. They are also well known for their distinct aroma and insect repellent properties. Taking these core properties, we have developed a unique combination of oils produced by both steam distillation and cold pressing. This provides the purest of essential oils that are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted.
This unique formula now enables us to produce an air freshener that delivers both an invigorating aroma and an effective barrier against Mosquitos. Historically you would need to buy both an air freshener and a chemical-based Mosquito repellent which in many cases actually counter acts the air freshener by giving off a very chemical based odor. Now with MOZZIE SHIELD you can have both solutions in just one 100% natural air fresh product.
MOZZIE SHIELD is a unique organic air freshener formula supplied in 3 different products to ensure protection in different situations either at home, in the office or during your leisure time.
MOZZIE SHIELD – The environmentally friendly way to keep the air fresh and Mosquito free
At MOZZIE SHIELD, we believe that pesticides are not the way to deal with the Mosquito problem, and our products exemplify this philosophy. Pesticides may prove effective with other pests however; they can also create unforeseen and unwanted consequences.
Our MOZZIE SHIELD formula contains a combination of natural oils and ingredients that make MOZZIE SHIELD both safe to use but also acts as a deterrent by impacting the Mosquitos ultra-sensitive sense of smell encouraging it to look elsewhere for its food.
The MOZZIE SHIELD manufacturing processes and procedures are designed to be clean, efficient and contained, and our facilities utilise programs that support and promote waste recycling and energy efficiency. The innovative thinking represented by MOZZIE SHIELD and the responsible management of our company demonstrate our commitment to helping deal with the environmental challenges faced by everyone.
There are approximately 2,700 species of mosquitoes with the majority belonging to 3 major genera: aedes (eggs are laid in floodwater areas), anopheles (eggs are laid in permanent fresh water) or Culex eggs that are laid in quiet, standing water). In terms of development, all mosquitoes start as eggs and hatch into larva or “wigglers”. As larva, mosquitoes moult several times until they become pupa or “tumblers”. As pupa, mosquitoes mature and become adults and begin to mate and feed. After mating, most males die within a few days, whereas the females can live for many weeks, depending on the species of mosquito and the environmental conditions present.
Only female mosquitos’ bite. They are attracted by several things, including heat (infrared light), perspiration, body odour, lactic acid and carbon dioxide. The female lands on your skin and sticks her proboscis into you (the proboscis is very sharp and thin, so you may not feel it going in). Her saliva contains proteins (anticoagulants) that prevent your blood from clotting. She sucks your blood into her abdomen (about 5 microliters per serving for an Aedes aegypti mosquito).
If she is disturbed, she will fly away. Otherwise, she will remain until she has a full abdomen. If you were to cut the sensory nerve to her abdomen, she would keep sucking until she burst.
After she has bitten you, some saliva remains in the wound. The proteins from the saliva evoke an immune response from your body. The area swells (the bump around the bite area is called a wheal), and you itch, a response provoked by the saliva. Eventually, the swelling goes away, but the itch remains until your immune cells break down the saliva proteins.
Threats / Diseases
Mosquitoes can carry many types of diseases that are caused by bacteria, parasites or viruses. These diseases include:
• Malaria – Malaria is caused by a parasite that is transmitted by an Anopheles mosquito. The parasite grows in your bloodstream and can produce symptoms that develop anywhere from six to eight days to several months after infection. The symptoms include fever, chills, headaches, muscle aches and general malaise (similar to flu symptoms). Malaria is a severe disease that can be fatal, but can be treated with antimalarial drugs. Malaria is prevalent in tropical or sub-tropical climates.
• Yellow Fever – Yellow fever no longer occurs in the United States or Europe, but it is prevalent in Africa and parts of South America. It is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Yellow fever produces symptoms similar to malaria, but also includes nausea, vomiting and jaundice. Like malaria, yellow fever can be fatal. There is no treatment for the disease itself, only the symptoms. Yellow fever can be controlled by vaccination and mosquito control.
• Encephalitis – Encephalitis is caused by viruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes ¬such as the Aedes mosquitoes or Culiseta mosquitoes. The symptoms of encephalitis include high fever, stiff neck, headache, confusion and laziness/sleepiness. There are several types of encephalitis that can be transmitted by mosquitoes, including St. Louis, Western equine, Eastern equine, La Crosse and West Nile. West Nile encephalitis is on the rise in the eastern United States, which has raised concerns about mosquito control.
• Dengue Fever – Dengue fever is transmitted by the Asian tiger mosquito, which is native to East Asia and was found in the United States in 1985. It is also transmitted by Aedes aegypti in the tropics. Dengue fever is caused by a virus that produces a range of illnesses, from viral flu to hemorrhagic fever. It is especially dangerous for children