Published on : Sep 21, 2015
With the expansion in the quantity of instances of dengue and other mosquito-borne infections among kids in New Delhi, folks in the city are picking inventive and child-friendly mosquito anti-agents. These come as wristbands, body sprays, and body patches.
The wristbands and patches are non-lethal and contain citronella oil which helps in repulsing Aedes aegypti, the types of mosquito that spreads illnesses like dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya,. The wristbands are bundled by distinctive organizations and come in single packs and also in packs of two. They contain cartridges that can be refilled.
The least expensive ones cost Rs 170. The body patches look like stickers and must be peeled off a defensive film. They can be stuck on garments, tables and quaint little inns said to be powerful both inside and outside. The value extent begins from Rs 120 for a pack of ten and the sticker's impact keeps going 12 hours.
Keeping in mind the end goal to pull in youngsters, organizations have begun making subject groups and patches taking into account famous toon characters. Chemists in the city say they get requests from folks who would prefer not to utilize chemicals-based anti-agents for their kids. The body-sprays that are also mosquito repellent are additionally accessible in the market and their wearability is 2-4 hours.
These items are available in the market since last 2-3 years, however deals have gotten just as of late with more awareness. A chemist, named Rohit Chawla said that at the point when these items first came, individuals were uncertain about purchasing them. In any case, with more awareness and the late episode happening, we are accepting requests from 10-15 clients each day.
Nowadays, a few schools have likewise begun exhorting kids on utilizing these items. The stickers are more sought after on the grounds that they can likewise be utilized on babies by adhering them to their dens, he concluded