Plug In Mosquito Repellent
A plug in mosquito repellent works by slowly releasing odourless insecticide vapour. The vapour kills mosquitoes, midges, gnats and other biting insects lurking in your room. The repellent simply plugs into the mains plug socket and heat begins to diffuse the insecticide vapours immediately.
Jungle Formula 2 pin plug-in for use in many countries worldwide. Kills mosquitoes, midges and other biting insects. Provides up to 45 nights protection. Odourless. Child-resistant lock. Contents include 1 plug-in diffuser and 35ml liquid bottle.
Plug In Insect Repellent
A plug in mosquito repellent diffuser unit requires either an insecticide impregnated tablet slotted inside, or an attachable liquid bottle (some plug in repellents are dual function and can use both). Tablet units must be fitted with a new tablet each night – one tablet is effective for about eight hours. A liquid bottle (about 35ml) offers around 40 nights protection against mosquito bites, after which time it must be replaced.
Plug in insect repellents are suitable for use in countries with narrow round two-pin style electrical sockets, 110v - 240v (most of Europe’s travel destinations), but can be used in the UK and other countries worldwide with an appropriate adapter. USA style flat two-pin insect repellent plugs are also available.
For use indoors only, one mosquito repellent plug per average sized room (about 30 cubic metres) is sufficient to clear the room of mosquitoes.
A mosquito plug-in is ideal for taking on holiday, as it does not take up much space in your luggage. Plug it in before you go out for the evening (or about two hours before bedtime) and when you return your room will be free from mosquitoes and other biting insects. No longer will you lay awake at night fearfully listening for the whine of mosquitoes with the covers pulled to your chin, or wake up the next day covered in mozzie bites.
Are Plug In Mosquito Repellents Safe?
The active ingredient in plug in mosquito repellents is prallethrin, a type of pyrethroid insecticide. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no indication that current uses of pyrethroids are harmful to adults or children. Plug in mosquito repellents contain very low levels of prallethrin.
General safety advice for plug in bug repellents includes washing hands after handling, and keeping repellents away from children, animals and food. Jungle Formula Plug-In has a child resistant lock. The vapours from mosquito plug-ins may be harmful to fish, so keep fish tanks covered or remove fish from the room. Dispose of partially used tablets and liquid safely.
Look for plug in mosquito repellents from trusted brands such as Jungle Formula, Design Go and Lifesystems.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Pyrethroids and Pyrethrins”.