Spring is here in full swing and as the weather warms up, people will be spending more time outdoors- whether it's camping, bushwalking or just having a BBQ in the backyard- and inevitably, mosquitos will want to feast on unsuspecting "Maussies"!
In a recent survey conducted by Bug Bite Thing, a new painless suction tool that helps to relieve the itch and swelling of mosquito bites in adults and children under 3 years of age, it was revealed that a massive 73% of Australians consider themselves to be "Maussies" a.k.a "Mosquito-Attracting Aussies." According to the research, 53% of Australians believe that body heat, sweat and body odour make some-one irresistible to mosquitos, whereas only 30% believe it's blood type, and a further 10% think it's carbon dioxide.
Ellie Sursara, a Wildlife Scientist and Bug Bite Thing Ambassador, comments on the fascinating world of mosquitoes and why some Australians are more prone to bites than others, "Mosquitoes are highly selective in their choice of humans," she notes. "It's a common misconception that blood type, body odour or even the foods you eat are what make you most attractive to mosquitos, however, the correct answer is the levels of carbon dioxide that you emit that puts you most at risk of receiving a bite. Understanding mosquito behaviour in greater detail can help you to take proactive steps to reduce your attractiveness to mosquitos and enjoy the warmer months even more."
This September, Bug Bite Thing is launching in Australia to help "Maussie's" combat the mosquito season. Bug Bite Thing is completely chemical-free, unlike all other mosquito bite relief products on the market. It went viral in the US and sold over 5 million units after appearing on the TV show Shark Tank. The reusable, TGA approved tool uses suction around the bite area to alleviate symptoms such as itching, swelling and pain from mosquito bites in adults and children over 3 years. Unlike topical creams and ointments, the problem is eliminated, not masked.
Bug Bite Thing is perfect for mums and kids that enjoy an active lifestyle. Small and compact, it's great to take along on camping trips and family holidays. It is also great for bushwalking, sailing, hiking, and other outdoor activities.
Natasha Lay, a Queensland-based mum of two, is keen to use the Bug Bite Thing this spring and summer. She says, "My family recently relocated to Queensland from Western Australia, and mosquitoes are such a huge problem up here. My kids are eight and five, and they love playing outdoors, so I'm keen to try this chemical-free, painless suction tool as it seems like a more holistic way to find relief for the itch and swelling of mosquito bites."
Ellie also offers some valuable tips for Australians looking to minimise mosquito encounters this Spring/Summer:
1. Wear Light-Coloured Clothing: Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours. Opt for light-coloured clothing to reduce your visibility to these pests.
2. Eliminate Standing Water: Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. Regularly empty containers, such as flowerpots and gutters, to eliminate breeding sites.
3. Install Screens: Use screens on doors and windows to keep mosquitoes out of your living spaces.
4. Bug Bite Thing: Keep Bug Bite Thing within handy reach for quick and effective relief from mosquito bites. Its painless suction action reduces itching and swelling in fresh mosquito bites.
"We're very excited to be launching Bug Bite Thing to Australia this season," says Ellie. "The device has already garnered widespread acclaim in the United States having been brought to market by a mum and daughter duo, and we're confident it will provide much-needed relief to 'Maussies' across the country."
To celebrate the launch, Bug Bite Thing is offering 50% off the first order for a limited time only. Visit bugbitething.com.au to receive a promotion code.
For more information, visit: https://thebugbitething.com.au/
Review: As much as I love summer, I really hate mozzie season, and with weather extremes on the horizon it's set to be a buzzer. The most exciting and important product this summer, Bug Bite Thing will keep the mozzies away so you and your family can enjoy your night and day.