Travelling Again? Don’t Forget The Bug Spray

As coronavirus travel restrictions are relaxed, with the traffic light system replaced by a short red list of countries, we still need to remember the importance of vaccinations for certain territories, and protection against annoying bugs for others.

Tropical areas are often a health hazard because of mosquitoes which spread diseases such as malaria.

One of the most effective mosquito repellents is PMD, para-Menthane-3,8-diol, an extract from the Australian lemon-scented gun tree. Although repellents containing DEET (N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide) are still available, and are usually completely safe when used according to instructions, there are rare cases of DEET causing skin irritation and other symptoms, so PMD is often a preferred natural alternative – it certainly smells and feels more acceptable than DEET.

PMD is the active ingredient in incognito, a scientifically proven insect repellent that’s clinically proven to protect against malaria.

incognito Insect Repellent Spray has been clinically tested to provide 100% protection against Aedes aegypti – Zika and Dengue carrying mosquitoes – for 4.5 hours and good protection for up to 7 hours. It can be used by all the family including young babies from six months onwards. It is ‘tropical strength’ and offers worldwide protection against day-time biting mosquitoes that carry Zika, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, Chikungunya, and night-time biting mosquitoes that carry Malaria. It’s also effective on most biting insects including midges, sand flies, gnats, stable flies and all biting bugs. It even works against certain arachnids such as ticks.


This award winning spray contains no DEET or other harmful pesticides and is registered with The Vegan Society. It’s also been Certified Soil Association COSMOS Natural as being 100% natural. A COSMOS Natural standard also ensures that both harmful environmental effects and waste production are minimised. In addition, it is 100% recyclable as the bottle is made from detectable sugarcane plastic which has a positive carbon footprint.

The active ingredient, PMD, is plant-based and 100% natural. PMD is NHS, WHO and Public Health England approved, and recommended for high-risk areas to protect against mosquito-borne diseases.

incognito Insect Repellent Spray retails at £11.99 for a 100ml bottle and is available from, Holland & Barrett, Boots, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado, WHSmith and John Bell & Croyden.

See also: Bruises, Bumps and Brulidine

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