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The Ultimate Mosquito Protection | NET effect Insect Repellent

Now that we are midway through the summer, mosquito season is in full swing. Protecting yourself and your loved ones from pesky and potentially harmful mosquitoes requires you to take action on several fronts. Below, we break down how you can attain the ultimate mosquito protection this summer.

Tackle Mosquito Protection on the Home Front

Don’t let bugs burden you this summer or prevent you from enjoying fun outdoor events. There are many housekeeping tactics that you can implement to help safeguard your home and outdoor space from annoying biting insects. To achieve the ultimate mosquito protection at home, follow our tips below.

  • Clean out gutters of all leaves and other debris. Clogged gutters collect water and act as a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Remove this attraction to deter mosquitos from your property.
  • Maintain your lawn and shrubbery so that mosquitoes don’t try and make those shaded areas their home. Try to maintain your landscaping by keeping wood, mulch and flowers slightly away from the perimeter of your house to prevent pests.
  • Ensure all window and door screens are in good condition without any holes that bugs could sneak through.
  • If you have a pond on your property, install an aeration pump, fountain or water bubbler to keep water circulating. Replace pet water dishes and bird baths with fresh water at least once a week.

Apply Protection Directly to Yourself and Loved Ones

There are many ways you can prevent mosquito bites; however, the most effective way is through directly applying insect repellents to your skin.  You should be outside fully enjoying the remainder of this summer, without the threat or constant bombardment of biting insects. It is recommended to reapply insect repellent every three hours and after applying sunscreen. Even though most mosquito bites are simply an annoyance, there is a growing chance of contracting a mosquito-borne illness, such as Zika. Therefore, take action by applying insect repellent before they bite.

Roll On NET effect for the Ultimate Mosquito ProtectionNET effect

Stock up on the ultimate mosquito protection of NET effect roll-on insect repellent to safeguard you and your family from pesky biting insects. NET effect has been keeping people safe with our DEET-based insect repellent used across Europe, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the United States of America. Our citrus smelling roll-on applicator is an easy and effective way to apply insect repellent, compared to hazardous aerosol and sprays. To fully enjoy all that the rest of this summer has to offer without the bug bites, visit the shop page on our website to purchase your own bottle of NET effect today.

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Insect Repellent Perfume | The NET effect Legend

Insect Repellent Perfume | The NET effect Legend

Mosquitoes have a very keen sense of smell, and they consider you and your family to be absolutely irresistible. Mosquito repellents are a necessity for all kinds of outdoor activities, from backyard barbeques to travelling to tropical destinations. However, most insect repellent sprays can leave your skin feeling greasy with an unpleasant smell that you cannot escape. To avoid being targeted by pesky mosquitoes and biting insects, opt for NET effect roll-on insect repellent that doubles as a pleasant citrus scented perfume. Here are a couple advantages of choosing an insect repellent perfume for your outdoor events this summer.insect repellent perfume

Don’t Sacrifice Your Health for a Great Smell

NET effect insect repellent has a fresh, citrus aroma that you will actually appreciate wearing on your skin. Not only does NET effect have a pleasant fragrance, but it also contains DEET, which is widely considered the most effective ingredient in warding off biting insects. This summer, safely protect yourself and your family from potential diseases, such as the Zika virus, that can be transmitted through mosquito bites. Choosing NET effect insect repellent allows you to be conscious of your health and smell great in the process.

The Difference Between Spray and Roll-On Applicators

Using insect repellent sprays can often be an unpleasant process and much of the product can be wasted or even accidentally ingested. The spray can also stick to the fibers of your clothing, leaving you with a chemical smell that only strong detergents can attempt to erase. A roll-on applicator insect repellent allows you to have complete control of where you are applying the repellent, and you avoid the downfalls associated with insect repellent sprays. NET effect has a small roll-on applicator that allows you to reach places, such as behind your ears, that otherwise would have fallen victim to mosquitos and other insect bites.

Choose the No-Mess Insect Repellent Perfume of NET effect

For the most effective insect repellent perfume hybrid, grab a bottle of NET effect to relax and enjoy your outdoor activities bite-free. Visit our online store to purchase your own bottle of NET effect today by clicking here.

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4 Reasons for Mosquito-Borne Virus Outbreaks in the Americas | NET effect

4 Reasons for Mosquito-Borne Virus Outbreaks in the Americas

The most recent mosquito-borne virus outbreak in the Americas, the Zika virus, has shed new light on an already lengthy list of harmful and debilitating diseases that mosquitoes can carry. North and South America have been greatly impacted from Zika, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile and other infections. Here are four reasons why there are so many mosquito-borne virus outbreaks in the Americas.

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Surplus of Mosquito Breeds

There are 862 mosquito species in South America, 462 in Central America and 192 in North America. Then the thousands of species of birds and mammals also present a huge opportunity for mosquitoes because they can host the viruses. The Americas have mosquito breeds aedes aegypti and aedes albopictus, which are the main culprits for the spread of Zika and other viruses.

Urbanization Creates Prime Breeding Grounds

In the Americas, there are many underdeveloped urban areas that host the perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes, such as stagnant water and unkept debris. High poverty areas are the most at risk for becoming infected by a mosquito-borne disease because they may lack certain deterrents, such as window screens, air conditioning and proper plumbing.

Crossing Borders

People traveling across continents are much to blame for the globalization of mosquito-borne virus outbreaks in the Americas. Transport ships can carry these infected mosquitoes as well. They have been known throughout history to be responsible for bringing viruses, such as yellow fever and dengue, to the Americas.

Rising Global Temperatures

As most of South and Central America have high tropical temperatures the majority of the year, mosquitoes run rampant with long lifespans. North America’s colder climate reduces the lifespan of mosquitoes and helps prevent some of the virus’ spread. However, with rising greenhouse gas pollution and increasing temperatures year after year, mosquitoes can potentially make their way farther north for longer periods of time without being frozen out. Thus, causing a higher potential for mosquito-borne virus outbreaks in more northern parts of the Americas.

Prevent Mosquito-Borne Viruses by Applying NET effect

Protecting yourself from potentially devastating mosquito-borne viruses can be done with a bottle of NET effect. NET effect is a roll-on insect repellent containing DEET, which is proven to be the most effective ingredient for repelling insects. With a pleasant citrus smell and smooth direct-skin application, NET effect is safe to apply to your face and neck for full long-lasting protection. For defense against mosquitoes, visit the shop page of our website and get your own bottle of NET effect today.

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Get a Head Start on Spring Cleaning: What You Can do NOW to Prepare Your Yard For Mosquito Season

It’s that time of the year again, spring cleaning! As daunting a chore spring cleaning may seem, it is absolutely essential to prepare your yard for mosquito season. In fact, a thorough spring cleaning is your ticket to keeping mosquitoes and other bugs away from your house this summer. Let’s dives into what spring cleaning you can do now to save your summer from mosquitoes.

Scout Out Entry Pointsprepare your yard for mosquito season

Cracks, gaps, screens and other vulnerable areas are opportunities for pests to welcome themselves into your home. Make sure that any entry points are properly secured around the house to prevent unwanted insect guests.

Protect the Perimeter

An essential part of preparing your yard for mosquito season should be to collect any old leaves in your yard that may have accumulated around the sides of your house. Leaves and weeds can trap moisture which invites mosquitoes and other pests. When preparing your landscaping for the summer, try to keep wood, mulch and flowers slightly away from the perimeter to prevent pests.

Tackle Standing Water

Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, and the homeowner’s number one target to tackle first during spring cleaning. Mosquitoes lay eggs on the surface of standing water, and only need a quarter of an inch to do so. To prevent breeding, remove or turn all containers upside. For containers that constantly have water, such as bird baths, clean and refresh the water at least once a week. Tackle ponds by installing an aeration pump, fountain or water bubbler to keep the water circulating continuously and prevent the chance for mosquito larvae to mature.

Switch to Yellow Bug Lights

When preparing your outside space for the summer, choose opaque yellow bug lights to lessen the number of mosquito swarms. Yellow bug lights transmit different wavelengths that are less visible to insects. Therefore, fewer mosquitoes and bugs are attracted to your space, setting the stage for many relaxing summer nights outside.

Complete Your Check List with NET effect

Now that your house and yard are ready for the spring and summer months, make sure that you are fully prepared by having NET effect handy throughout the season. NET effect is an innovative insect and mosquito repellent with a roll-on applicator. NET effect’s primarily ingredient is DEET, one of the most effective ingredients in repelling insects that interferes with neurons and receptors that mosquitoes and bugs use to detect carbon dioxide emissions. With a simple roll-on of NET effect, you are taking one step further in protecting yourself from mosquitoes. Get a jump on your spring cleaning by ordering a bottle of NET effect today.

2 Causes For Getting More Mosquito Bites While Pregnant

The Zika virus has consistently been a topic of concern for people all around the world. It was initially associated with those who travel outside of the U.S., but with the number of locally acquired cases now nearing 150 according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), it is becoming a growing concern among Americans. Pregnant women especially are concerned with mosquitoes that may be carrying the Zika virus. The effects of mosquito bites while pregnant, if the mosquito is infected with the Zika virus, can be devastating and include birth defects, such as an abnormally small head and brain, or even loss of the baby. The two main factors that attract mosquitoes, carbon dioxide and body temperature, contribute to an increased number of mosquito bites while pregnant.

Higher Carbon Dioxide Levels

Mosquitoes utilize sensory receptors that draw them to their host. A main factor that attracts mosquitoes is carbon dioxide, which they can detect from up to 100 feet away. Pregnancy contributes to breathing more heavily due to weight that is gained, especially during the final months. This causes more carbon dioxide to be produced and exhaled by pregnant women, leading to potentially more mosquito bites while pregnant. Research suggests that pregnant women tend to exhale 21% more carbon dioxide in the later months of their pregnancy versus other women, thus making it easier for mosquitoes to sense the presence of pregnant women more than those who are not.

Warmer Average Body Temperature

Once mosquitoes locate your general vicinity based on the carbon dioxide you exhale, they are able to determine your exact location based on your body temperature. Mosquitoes are attracted to heat, and pregnant women tend to have a higher body temperature than those who are not pregnant. This increase in body temperature also contributes to more substances being excreted on the skin, such as cholesterol and uric acid, causing higher chances of acquiring mosquito bites while pregnant.

Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites While Pregnant

The best way to avoid mosquito bites is with an insect repellent that contains DEET, which is safe to use while pregnant and is also safe to use on children. DEET works by preventing mosquitoes from detecting carbon dioxide and other chemicals that humans release.

NET effect contains DEET and is available in a unique roll-on applicator, so you can safely apply the repellent without worrying about breathing in any chemicals that tend to be a concern with aerosol repellents. DEET is effective in repelling mosquitoes that may be carrying the harmful Zika or West Nile viruses, as well as repelling other insects such as ticks, biting flies, chiggers, fleas and midges. To learn more about NET effect or to purchase your own bottle of our unique and effective repellent, visit our website today.

Two Reported Cases of Zika in Palm Beach Country

There have been two reported cases of Zika in Palm Beach County, and the state of Florida has declared a public health crisis. As of March 23rd, Florida holds more than 25% of the cases of Zika in the United States.

One of the individuals, as with most cases of Zika in the States, has been reported to have recently traveled to South America and contracted the disease there. Symptoms of Zika include fever, rash and joint pain; the disease is most dangerous to pregnant women due to the confirmed link between Zika and birth defects such as microcephaly. Microcephaly is a disease that causes infants to be born with smaller than average heads resulting in developmental and serious health issues in newborn children.

Though neither of the individuals who have contracted the disease are pregnant, the discovery of the disease in Palm Beach County poses a very real threat to expecting mothers in the area. So far Miami-Dade and Broward Counties have the most cases of Zika in the state, and health officials fear that infected travelers are coming to the U.S. from regions where the disease is widespread.

Palm Beach County is being proactive. Crews have begun spraying repellent in the neighborhood of the second individual who was infected, as well as looking for areas where mosquitoes might breed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that there are 312 reported cases of Zika in the United States. With the numbers gradually growing, communities will have to be more proactive in protecting themselves and warding off mosquitoes.

Individuals in the area should look into protecting themselves and the people they love with NET effect. Our formula can help ward off mosquitos, and help keep you and your family safe. For more information on NET effect and how to safeguard against mosquito bites, check out our shop and products.