Recent news stories are telling us that the Zika Virus carried by mosquitos is currently the fastest-spreading disease in Brazil. The world health organisation says the spread of the virus is explosive and the mosquitos that carry the deadly virus show resistance to many high street repellent sprays on the market including those containing DEET.

The message is wherever you are in the world Beware the Insects!

Even in the UK there are sadly more and more around, I used to be bitten so badly but fortunately have found the natural solution.  In fact I can now make myself ‘incognito’ and invisible to them – How? By using the brilliant natural Incognito insect repellent spray.  Howard Carter who runs the company contracted malaria and dengue whilst using anti-malarial tablets and Deet!

This led him to develop the Incognito range and he is extremely knowledgeable about insects and explained to me why insects seem to be biting us more and why there seems to be so many more of them.

Howard says…’Many people are now receiving bites when in the past they hardly ever did, and one constant reason for this is that their body chemistry has changed, it’s much more common than one would imagine and can be triggered by milestones, such as menopause, puberty, pregnancy and even excessive stress. – we’re not talking about DNA changes, simply how you smell to insects (your kairomone output).

Howard agrees that there are more of the blighters around too…

‘The cause of this is overall higher temperatures combined with increased water in the atmosphere – ideal conditions for bugs to breed. This major factor is exacerbated by the fact that quite a number of insects have built up resistance and tolerance to insect repellents, especially those that have been around for years, like the pesticide DEET (yes, we all know it is nasty stuff and in fact it is also a neurotoxin that works in a similar way to Nerve gas!)

So the future is bright for 6 legged creatures but not so great for us, with an increase in insect-borne disease e.g. dengue fever endemic in the tropics. So, if you have not found a way to protect yourself from getting bitten, it really is about time you did.  Over 10,000 people were admitted to UK hospitals in 2013 following insect bites, mostly from mosquitoes, with serious outbreaks reported in Kent last year.

I found it very hard to avoid toxic insect repellents until I came across Incognito, its a natural repellent effective against all 3,500 different species of mosquito.  If you are unlucky enough to be bitten try the Zap-Ease – instant bite relief, no battery no chemicals, just reduces the swelling.