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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHY MOSQUITOES STING?

Of the 3,500 species of mosquitoes, only 200 bite. Females bite, to satisfy their need of proteins which will then allow them to develop their eggs; they will find these proteins in the blood of their victims, usually vertebrates (birds, mammals …) and in particular humans.

WHY MOSQUITOES ARE VECTORS OF DISEASES?

What is known for sure is that the heat of the human body attracts mosquitoes (30-37 ° C delta temperature ideal for a mosquito). The mosquito spots its target through its sense of smell, and its olfactory system is able to detect an odor more than 10 meters away. In addition to carbon dioxide, it may be attracted by the presence of fatty acids such as butyric acid, lactic acid or other substances with the smell of ammonia, emitted from the pores of the skin. Other targeted odor: urine, especially those containing estrogen for women in the middle of their menstrual cycle …

ARE CLASSIC MOSQUITO REPELLENTS WITHOUT HEALTH HAZARDS?

Of course you will find many available mosquito protection solutions on the market, but some solutions use chemicals that are not neutral like DEET. DEET, which is not recommended for pregnant women and infants, has been mentioned in recent studies pointing out that possible toxicity “deserves to be explored,” according to the researchers, especially when combined with insecticides.

ARE ALTERNATIVE NATURAL MOSQUITO REPELLENTS ALL EFFECTIVE?

A French survey recently pointed to a number of natural anti-mosquito products on the market that have not been proven effective during their testing, as well as new alternatives, such as iPhone apps that are not credited with any scientific credibility.

HOW DOES MOSKITOFREE TECHNOLOGY WORK?

We have been interested in multiple clinical studies demonstrating the attraction of mosquitoes by an odoriferous molecule. John Carlson’s team at Yale University and Laurence Zwiebel’s team at Nashville University show that mosquitoes are particularly sensitive to components of human odor. It is therefore possible from this work to design a solution that will inhibit the olfactory receptors involved in the detection of human odors, and therefore protect humans from mosquitoes in total safety.

Based on these studies, we have developed an innovative solution that inhibits the olfactory receptors of the mosquito in the detection of odorous molecules released by humans, making us completely invisible to mosquitoes.

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IS YOUR TECHNOLOGY TESTED IN LABORATORY?

In order to validate and verify the effectiveness of the moskitofree, we conducted a series of tests at the Pasteur Institute of Casablanca.. The test considered is called the cage test. This test has been defined by the WHO and is the reference in the countries of the European Community to measure the effectiveness of mosquito repellents.

The cage test is the most extreme test because it requires conditions that are not those of normal exposure to mosquitoes. The mosquitoes are hungry two days before the experiment, are 50 in a cage of 40 cm by 40 cm and are all females.

The results confirmed the effectiveness of Moskitofree devices.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOSKITOFREE SOLO AND FAMILY?

moskitofree Solo is a personal and portable anti-mosquito that is worn around the neck, ideal for your walks or hiking.

moskitofree Family Edition, with an ergonomic design, protects a maximum area of 18m2, sufficient to protect a living room, bedroom, kitchen …

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