Insects that are classified as pests can invade or affect our health, livestock, plants and pets in numerous ways. They swarm and fly in every part of the globe and are distinctly highly-populated and have thousands of varieties. Statistics show that as much as ten percent of the food man produces is consumed by insects. In addition to being annoying, insects transmit innumerable diseases that significantly contributed to human morbidity and mortality. These insect-borne diseases such as Lyme disease carried by ticks and West Nile virus carried by mosquitoes, triggered worldwide threats which clearly emphasized an ever increasing need for an environmentally friendly insect repellent, which is effective to repel insects.
Numerous variety of repellents were sold in the market over the years to combat harmful insects. Most of these products contain hazardous chemicals. Repellents using Permethrin, Picaridin, IR3535, or 3-[N-Butyl-N- acetyl]-aminopropionic acid, ethyl ester, and DEET (N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide) as base may offer the longest protection from insect pests. However, the actual harm from using these products outweighs the beneficial effects. These types of repellents are not perfect nor the only choices.
There are several factors to consider in formulating insect repellents. Utmost importance and attention must be given to:
- Protection time
- Active ingredients
- Insect(s) it repels
- Toxic effects
- Ecological effects
- Skin desiccation
- Skin and eye irritation
In the past, regulating toxic compounds for pest control was lenient. That is no longer the case because U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) is now strictly regulating the use of these products. Most insect repellents that are registered with EPA have warnings to prohibit their use near food or in food-serving places and in waters bearing fish, or that they cannot be applied to children. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has a classification known as “GRAS,” which designates “Generally Regarded As Safe” compounds. Certain essential oils follow into the GRAS category.
People are constantly looking for safer alternatives that offers safety, reliability and prolonged complete protection from flying, biting and sucking insects. It can, therefore, be appreciated that there is an ever growing market demand for environmentally safe insect repellents that actually effectively work to repel insects. As a response to this demand, another type of insect repellents and pesticides were released in the market and those were classified as “natural” or “green”.
Since there is a demand for a natural insect repellent which is environmentally safe and friendly, as well as being safe for humans, therefore, it became an objective for Dr. Repellent® to provide a natural insect repellent which effectively repels insects. In addition to that, Dr. Repellent® is environmentally safe and friendly and it does not cause any adverse effects on people. Further understanding on how it works will provide better understanding how Dr. Repellent® varies from the existing repellents in the market.
Dr. Repellent® is a proprietary blend of Sulphur and Pure Essential Oils that acts as both natural repellent and insecticide. It powerfully eliminates household pests and outdoor biting insects upon direct contact and protects skin up to 3 hours. Dr. Repellent® is effective against:
- Formulated with 100% Natural ingredients, made from the purest form of premium quality essential oils
- Clinically-tested in safeguarding the entire family from biting insects and household pests up to 3 hours
- Gives added protection by spraying it on clothing, furniture and surrounding
- Safe to use on children
- Prevents transmission of insect-borne diseases
- DEET-Free, NO artificial colors, fragrances, parabens, sulfates and phthalates
- Applicable to ALL skin types, dermatologist tested
- Acts as safe and effective moisturizer
- Natural, clean and refreshing smell
- Components of this product are not considered hazardous wastes by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Dr. Repellent is a non-toxic product, is safe, environmentally friendly and cost effective. We are your one stop shop carrying a broad-spectrum product that kills biting insects and prevents them from transmitting any vector-borne diseases.