incognito features on BBC’s Rip Off Britain
Mosquito repellent, incognito, featured in a recent episode of the BBC’s Rip Off Britain. The holiday special, screened on Monday 23rd January 2017, discussed the dangers of contracting Chikungunya whilst abroad and what customers can do to help prevent getting bitten by the mosquitoes that transmit the disease.
Rip Off Britain filmed a scientific experiment conducted by Dr James Logan, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who tested a range of repellents commonly found on the market as well as home remedies. He first showed a control for the experiment by placing his arm in a cage of mosquitoes. He was bitten 22 times. The home remedies actually made him slightly more attractive to mosquitoes with James receiving 31 bites. But when PMD and then DEET were used, no mosquitoes landed on his arm and he received no bites at all. Presenter Julia Somerville commented, “With DEET and PMD having such dramatic mosquito repelling success, it’s clear what you should pack if you’re going to a place where you risk being bitten.”
The programme also showed various pack shots of repellents including the PMD-based incognito Insect Repellent. Both the incognito spray and roll-on provide total protection against mosquitoes and good protection against other biting insects, protecting more effectively than DEET for the first four hours, yet the product is completely natural.