How does the Bug patch protect me from mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes and other pests are attracted to the carbon dioxide from our bodies. The only active ingredient in insect patch is natural, organic vitamin B1 (thiamine). With the B1 in your system from the patch, it masks carbon dioxide that is emitted through your pores and makes you invisible to mosquitoes. While initially insects may be attracted to the carbon dioxide of breath, once they enter into a closer look, they find your skin unattractive.

How many patches do I need to bring Bug to be protected?

Protection for 36 hours :

Less than 80 lbs : Apply one patch and remove after 36 hours.
More than 80 pounds : Apply two patches and remove after 36 hours.

Protection for 36 plus hours :

Less than 80 lbs : Apply one patch every 36 horas, apply replacement to a new area of skin.
More than 80 pounds : Apply two patches every 36 hours, apply replacement to a new area of skin.

Bug patch is safe for children?

The Bug patch is safe for children older than 1 yrs old. The only active ingredient in the patch is all natural, organic vitamin B1 (thiamine). For children weighing less than 80 pounds, a patch will provide 36 hours of protection. For more information, see our page explaining how to use the bugpatch. How it Works .

Why do mosquito bites swell?

When a mosquito bites, it injects an anticoagulant to prevent blood from clotting. The body’s immune system fight against this strange fluid, a reaction that causes the area around the bite swells. This swelling pushes on the nerves under the skin, causing itching sensation.

Why is my backyard full of mosquitoes?

The most common mistake homeowners make is providing mosquito breeding grounds. Mosquitoes need stagnant water to breed, so eliminating areas where water accumulates will reduce their breeding. Regular replacement of water in your birdbaths and wading pools, cleaning gutters and fill the holes where water tends to gather will enhance your outdoor experience.

Why do mosquitoes bite people?

Male mosquitoes are not out for blood, but the female mosquito that leave us with red welts are a frustration when outdoors. The reason female mosquito’s bite, is because they need the protein in blood to develop their eggs. You can learn more by visiting our mosquito data, advice and information. Facts About Mosquitos

What are the symptoms of West Nile Virus?

Although most people infected with West Nile virus show no symptoms, about 20% of infected people develop West Nile fever. Symptoms of West Nile Virus include headache, fever, body aches and a rash.

In extreme cases, the virus may become encephalitis or meningitis West Nile. In addition to the symptoms of West Nile fever, an infected person may experience body stiffness, disorientation, muscle weakness, tremors, convulsions, paralysis and even death.

How are mosquitoes attracted me?

For a mosquito to find a host to feed, depends on the situation. They can locate a host by tracking the scent of carbon dioxide and organic substances produced by human’s. Once the tracking range of odor, mosquitoes closely set an image or a visual outline of what supposed to be a source, and then go ahead and bite.

What effect will the Bug patch have in my body?

Unlike the side effects of most products, due to their use of vitamin B1, the side effects of Patch Bug are beneficial to the body. According to WebMD, vitamin B1 will boost your immune system, improve athletic performance, help maintain a positive mental attitude, increase learning ability, combat stress and prevent memory loss. Also, if you forget to use the patch and are bitten, applying one after the fact remains beneficial – Vitamin B1 is an antihistamine and reduce the allergic reaction associated with a bite.

Why can’t I just take a B1 Vitamin supplement?

A vitamin B1 daily pill or dose of liquid is soluble in water, resulting in excess thereof being flushed through the urinary tract. This would have no effect against insects and no accumulation is released through the skin. Vitamin B1 in the Bugpatch, on the other hand, is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. As a result, excess vitamin B1 is emitted through the pores of the skin that gives full body protection.