7 Natural DEET Free Mosquito Repellents That Will Keep Your Family Safe

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Singapore’s tropical climate makes it a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes. As you are aware, last year the island was hit by a historic outbreak of dengue cases – with 35,315 reported cases.

Even though cases are low this year but they are expected to increase. It has been reported that the population of the Aedes aegypti mosquito – which transmits dengue and other viruses – has grown by about 30 percent in April 2021. National Environment Agency (NEA) has therefore asked people to stay alert and follow all the precautions.

Since the Covid-19 phase two (heightened alert) measures kicked in from May 16, the NEA said that more people staying in and working from home could mean more “biting opportunities” for the day-biting Aedes aegypti mosquito and potentially higher risk of dengue transmission.

So whether you are at home or in any outdoor space, here’s why you should always have a good mosquito repellant handy.

Mosquito Killer Singapore: Why DEET-free Repellent Is The Best

Dengue fever in children
Dengue fever in children

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Mosquito repellant typically contain DEET (N, N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide). NEA says that it is a common active ingredient, that is “safe even for use by pregnant women and nursing mothers.”

In fact, repellants with less than 10 percent DEET are also safe for young children and babies from two months of age. But, it’s normal for you to worry about your child’s skin and health safety while using any of these mosquito repellants.

Which is why opting for a natural mosquito repellent is much safer. They are made with natural ingredients and essential oils like citronella, lemongrass, tea tree plants, lavender.

If you are unable to pick a good mosquito repellant from the many options that are available in the market, worry not, we’re here to help you.

7 Natural Mosquito Killer Singapore Has To Offer

1. Ambershield

Ambershield’s Dengue Defender mosquito repellent spray is formulated to keep you safe from mosquitos and other biting insects.

Product USP:

  • It has a gentle, water-based formula that’s blended with an alkalinised thiamine-vanillin complex. It is thus suitable for pregnant mums, babies and those with sensitive skin conditions.

  • Since the bottle is small, you can easily put it into your pocket or a bag, whenever you are stepping out of your homes.

Contact:
Amber Laboratories Pte Ltd, 221 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058770,

Telephone:(+65) 6338 6867

2. Jorubi Natural Insect Repellent

The lotion is derived from seaweed and mushroom extracts. This is what helps to keep mosquitos at bay for 13 hours.

Product USP:

  • Instead of DEET, the active ingredient in Jorubi’s Natural Insect Repellent is IR3535®. It is a naturally occurring amino acid and sends out an odour signal to mosquitos to stay away.

  • As it is sweat and water-resistant it won’t rub off easily either.

  • Also, it is safe to use on your kids.

Contact:
Hing Hin Industries (S) Pte Ltd
178 Paya Lebar Road, #04-10
Singapore 409030

3. The Salve Co

mosquito killer singapore
mosquito killer singapore

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This is a completely DEET-free product, which means no harmful chemicals and is safe to use on children.

Product USP:

  • It’s infused with 100% pure therapeutic citronella, lemongrass and eucalyptus essential oils.

  • These essential oils help to keep all the insects away. Also, you can’t miss the awesome fruity aroma!

Contact:

For General enquiries you can write to them at thesalveco@gmail.com.

4. Tiger Balm Mosquito Repellent Patch

mosquito killer singapore
mosquito killer singapore

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The Tiger balm mosquito repellant patch is a great option to keep your kids safe and protected from the biting menace. Each patch has a unique formulation that’s chemical and DEET-free, and so wards off mosquitos effectively.

Product USP:

  • Each patch has a unique formulation that’s chemical and DEET-free. This effectively and safely wards off the mosquitoes.

5. Portable Mosquito Repellent Devices

mosquito killer singapore
mosquito killer singapore

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This is a great device if you want some respite from not only mosquitoes but also from mice or cockroaches.

Product USP:

  • All you need to do is attach it to a hook on the wall and it will start its magic!

  • The device emits ultrasonic waves that are non-toxic and completely safe for pets.

  • The best is, it is also noise-free.

6. Xiaomi Mijia Mosquito Dispeller

Get this smart device in your homes if you want to enjoy a mosquito-free environment. It is safe and quiet and fuss-free.

Product USP:

  • This device can run for upto 10 hours.

  • The dispelled comes with repellent pallets that contain transfluthrin, a fast-acting insecticide.

  • You can use each mosquito repellant for up to 90 nights.

  • It’s also quiet so it doesn’t disturb your sleep or daily activities.

7. Mos-bye repellant

If you can’t stand the smell of a mosquito repellant, this one is for you. What’s more? The Mos-bye repellant acts as an air freshener as well!

Product USP:

Sawaday is known for its air fresheners and luxe stick diffusers, and Sawaday Mos-Bye now marries their highly-rated fragrances with a potent anti-mozzie formula.

  • It comes with a choice of scents like Lemongrass, Chamomile and Lavender.

  • Each container lasts about one to two months.

  • And yes, it has no DEET or artificial ingredients.

You may know that over 2,700 dengue cases have been reported since the start of this year and there are currently 22 active dengue clusters. The mosquito population has remained high in some residential areas across the island. They include places like Clementi West Street 1, Hougang Avenue 6, 8 and 10, Jurong East Street 32, Mei Chin Road, Mei Ling Street, and Stirling Road.

So, you need to be extra careful with cleanliness around the house as dengue can also become fatal.

With these options, now you can be armed with the anti-mozzie patches, sprays, diffusers and electric devices, and keep your family safe from mosquitoes.

Study source: The Straits Times

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