Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
- The Mosquito Patch works by delivering a steady, 75 mg. dose of Thiamin into your bloodstream through your skin. As soon as Thiamin enters your bloodstream, bugs will no longer bother you. Shortly after applying the patch, the Thiamin makes its way back to the surface of your skin through your pores, where it more actively repels mosquitoes and other pests.
Are there any side effects?
- The Mosquito Patch causes no adverse health effects. Its only active ingredient is Thiamin, which is found naturally in Vitamin B1, and it contains no harsh chemicals, like most other bug repellents.
How long does it last?
- Our patch remains active for 36 plus hours after application. For optimal protection, apply the patch two hours before going outside.
Is it safe for children?
- Yes, the Mosquito Patch is safe to use for children over the age of 1. It is likely that the patch contains too high of a dose of Thiamin for infants.
If it rains, or I go swimming, will I need a new one?
- No, the Mosquito Patch is completely waterproof. If your skin gets wet while you’re wearing the patch, it will continue to remain active in repelling bugs from your skin.
How is it different from bug spray?
- The main difference between other bug repellents and the Mosquito Patch is that the Mosquito Patch does not contain any of the harsh chemicals that other repellents contain, primarily DEET. Studies have shown that overexposure to DEET can have a number of negative health effects, including insomnia, mood swings and impaired cognition. We wanted a clean, all-natural alternative to bug repellent, so the Mosquito Patch doesn’t have any of those chemicals.