Table of contents:
- Why mosquito bites are dangerous
- How to protect your living space from mosquitoes
- A brief history of smoke coils as a mosquito repellent
- Modern spirals "Clean House" - a quiet life without mosquitoes
Video: Spirals "Clean House" - Protection Against Mosquitoes
2023 Author: Ava Durham | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:58
The mosquito "song" poetically described in the literature, in everyday life - a rather annoying mosquito squeak, warning of a parasitic insect that is unsafe for the health of people and animals. Mosquitoes are especially active in the summer. Summer gatherings in the fresh air are not complete without their annoying ringing and rather unpleasant bites.
Why mosquito bites are dangerous
Of the more than 3000 species of mosquitoes known to science, over 100 live in the Russian Federation. Male mosquitoes are harmless. They feed on plant sap. Females are overactive in the damp warm period. In a rush to get high energy food (blood glucose) to lay more healthy gestational eggs.
Female mosquitoes are carriers of a number of diseases associated with the transfer of pathogenic viruses and bacteria by a bite.
Mosquitoes from countries with tropical and subtropical climates are carriers of a number of rather severe and difficult-to-treat diseases: tularemia, malaria, amarillosis (yellow fever), lymphatic filariasis (helminthic infestation of filaria by the nematode), etc. Diseases are usually transmitted through infected tourists who have been on vacation in regions "dangerous" in terms of morbidity.
How to protect your living space from mosquitoes
Of course, you can't drive away a mosquito with a wave of your hand, and popular recommendations provide many ways to get rid of annoying insects that interfere with a calm rest. Basically, all the tips are related to the breeding of smoke fires in outdoor recreation areas with the addition of insecticidal branches for mosquitoes of trees and bushes (preferably conifers). Near the house, at the recreation area, at the summer cottage, you can plant trees, the smell of which is unpleasant for insects - lilac, bird cherry, black currant, walnut. Among flowering and herbaceous plants, these include marigolds, lavender, mattiola, tomatoes and especially pyrethrum, the juice of which is poisonous to mosquitoes. In the house, gazebos, open verandas, you can use aroma lamps or light bulbs. For personal protection, sprays, creams, and various sprays are produced. But the effect of the above methods of saving from annoying insects is very short-term, not always safe (allergy to odors, etc.) and requires regular monitoring.
A brief history of smoke coils as a mosquito repellent
Recently, mosquito repellants are in demand in the form of devices that do not require constant monitoring - insecticidal lamps, mosquito expellers, mosquito repellents. More and more positive comments on the readers' forums are receiving anti-mosquito devices in the form of a spiral, the basis of the creation of which were devices using mosquito repellents. The attention to anti-mosquito coils was attracted by the possibility of protecting from the attack of mosquitoes not by an individual person, but by the entire company as a whole.
The first use of mosquito repellent in the form of burning small sticks (prototype of spirals) formed from pyrethrum powders and dried mandarin peel mixed with starch dates back to the late 19th century (Japan). The duration of their burning was minimal and the effect was negligible. Later they began to burn a mixture of feverfew with sawdust in incense burners. The burning time of the mixture with the release of mosquito-damaging smoke increased, but was inconvenient to use. And the smoke was unsafe for the health of others. Attempts to create an anti-mosquito, convenient for use in everyday life and safe for others, were crowned with success only at the beginning of the 20th century. Pressed filler sticks, coiled in a spiral, were made by hand until 1957,when, using the machine pressing method, the mass production of the spiral repellent began. The smoldering of densely compressed rods was prolonged and was accompanied by the death of insects. The active ingredients that kill mosquitoes were pyrethrum powders, and later pyrethrins, allethrins and other substances mixed and compressed with sawdust.
The first anti-mosquito fumigators needed control and carried a certain fire hazard (sparks during smoldering), and smoke posed a threat to the health of others. All the years, research continued on finding ways to use anti-mosquito drugs that are harmless to humans and animals, which were crowned with success. Currently, fumigators have been developed that can work for a long time and, during operation, emit substances that have a negative effect on mosquitoes.
Fumigators produce electric and pyrotechnic ones. An electric fumigator is a plastic container that is plugged into an outlet. A solid or liquid composition (fumigant) is placed in the container, which decomposes when heated into substances dangerous to insects. Unlike an electric fumigator, a pyrotechnic fumigator does not need a heat source to decompose fumigants. It is bent in the form of a spiral, which, when ignited, works independently.
Modern spirals "Clean House" - a quiet life without mosquitoes
Fumigator-repellent "Clean House" refers to the type of pyrotechnic fumigators. It is represented by a spiral made of compressed wood flour with an active ingredient (d-allethrin) and additives of aromas, oxidants and other neutral substances.
The "Clean House" spiral is very convenient, safe and efficient to use. Designed for mass destruction of mosquitoes and provides comfortable outdoor recreation without spending time on its maintenance. To fumigate the space around the resting spiral, no additional devices are needed, and protection from mosquitoes lasts from 7 to 10 hours
The uniqueness of the product developed by the Technoexport specialists is that the composition of the Clean House spirals, which have all the useful properties of a fumigant smoke, if used correctly:
- harmless to people and pets,
- does not require additional sources to maintain work, as in the electrical version (container, sockets, electric wires, a special composition of a liquid fumigant), or with the natural combustion of wood waste (firewood and smoke-forming spruce branches are needed for a fire, you must constantly be distracted and control the burning of the fire, smoke eats the eyes).
At the same time, several pieces of fumigant spirals that are flat, small in volume and light in weight practically do not take up space, but have a number of advantages:
- when resting in nature, they clear enough space from flying insects, and they destroy not only mosquitoes, but also other flying insects (midges, mosquitoes, etc.),
- protect the whole company of vacationers at once,
- do not cause discomfort from the use of pungent-smelling products, etc.
And the most important advantage of "Clean House" spirals is that they do not smoke (they belong to the ultra low smoke class). The odorless fumigant composition quickly spreads, covering the resting guests with an invisible and intangible dome. After 15-20 minutes, mosquitoes stop bothering vacationers. One spiral is able to protect against bloodsuckers in an open space of 5 square meters. m area. Spirals are located at a distance of 1.0-1.5 m from the rest. It is easy to calculate the number of practically weightless and such comfortable "bonfires" that you can light in the gazebo, on the veranda, take with you on a fishing trip.
The spiral is placed on a non-combustible support and ignited. An open fire is extinguished after a few seconds. The glowing tip of the spiral begins its work. To extinguish the spiral, it is enough to gently break off its smoldering tip or sprinkle it with water.
Spirals from mosquitoes "Clean House" - reliable protection of man and his environment from harmful insects. A more detailed description of anti-mosquito drugs and other drugs manufactured by Technoexport can be found on the website.