Summer is biting insect time, and not only are mosquitoes annoying, they can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus and encephalitis. There is a plethora of repellent sprays on the market to ward off these pesky bugs. Most repellents need to be applied as a cream or oil, but a new type features a patch worn on your skin instead.
Don't Bite Me! Patch contains vitamin B1 and aloe. The manufacturer claims that by wearing the patch on your skin, the vitamin B1 is absorbed into the bloodstream and secreted through the body's pores. The vitamin secretion is odorless to humans, but offensive to flying insects. Aloe in the formulation accelerates the absorption of vitamin B1. The patch works for up to 36 hours and is nontoxic, safe for kids and adults, and waterproof.
For more information on this new insect repellent, go to: Don't Bite Me!.
Article published on August 26, 2008.