Testing of Spatial Repellent-products

Are mosquitoes really kept out? 

Presumably everybody has already experienced it: While you are trying to fall asleep a mosquito starts swirling around your head bothering you. The chase begins ...

 

Dr. Catherine Linn

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Testing of Spatial Repellent-products – Are mosquitoes really kept out?

Presumably everybody has already experienced it: While you are trying to fall asleep a mosquito starts swirling around your head bothering you. The chase begins ...

To prevent that and to ensure a calm night spatial repellent products are developed. Such products enrich the room air with actives that are meant to repel mosquitoes as well as to overload the room air to hide human smell so that no mosquito is attracted. That’s the theory.

At BioGenius we check the real efficacy in so-called spatial repellent tests.

Therefore, the product is activated in an insect-free test room. A human volunteer with exposed arms and legs enters that test room as a natural mosquito attractant. In order to check whether mosquitoes would enter that treated room the connecting door to the neighboring room is opened. That room is filled with free-flying and biting-active mosquitoes. In case mosquitoes enter the treated test room the volunteer counts the entering mosquitoes. In order to check also the biting-inhibition effect of the product the volunteer additionally counts the number of received bites. Later all data are compared to results from tests without product.

How about your product? Does it also repel mosquitoes? We will check its spatial repellency for you – to give back mosquito-free nights to your customers!

Picture: Spatial repellent test with volunteer and opened door. Product is activated in test room with volunteer. Mosquitoes are released in neighboring room.

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