Natural Insect Repellent Beat DEET Based Product in Black Flies Study at the University Of Georgia

Most insect repellents use DEET, a synthetic chemical, as an active ingredient. Research conducted by the University of Georgia proves that Natural Insect repellent is more effective in repelling black flies than DEET based products

Mason, OH – Medella Laboratories would like to announce that their Natural Insect repellent product beat a DEET based product in the just concluded University of Georgia research.

During the research, Medella Laboratories’ natural product and a DEET based product were tested for repellency against the biting effects of Blackflies. The fly was selected because of its significance as a pest against man and animal, around the world.

After application of both products, the Medella Naturals’ formulation repelled greater than 90% of the bites through 5.5 hours post-application compared to the DEET formulation that repelled at 40% beyond a 90 minute period.

This shows the superiority of the Medella Naturals repellent product over products with DEET in them, which is very rare. The natural formulation was highly effective repelling adult black flies, commonly referred to as “gnats” in North America, in the water-jacketed membrane feeder assay.

DEET or diethyltoluamide, is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents manufacturing. For many years, it has provided protection against most of the insects with characteristics of biting. DEET is a synthetic chemical with several publications pointing to certain health issues that might arise due to constant use.

Medella Laboratories offers a natural and pure insect and mosquito repellent that is DEET free. It is safe and effective for the entire family, providing insect repellency all year round.

The active ingredient in the product is Lemongrass Oil, which is about 0.6%. It also contains Purified Water, Glycerin, Castor Oil, Vanillin, Lecithin, Vitamin E, etc. With a blend of vanilla and fresh lemony scents, people love it because it smells great, while bugs hate it.

The product is available for purchase at Kroger and many of their banner stores, including Fred Meyer, Roundy’s, King Soopers, as well as FreshThyme Markets, Wegmans and many regional and independent retailers. It can also be purchased on Amazon and

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