One of the most pesky insects is the mosquito. Sure enough these little flies can ruin or at least hinder the fun and relaxation that you are trying to have. Unfortunately for my wife, she is like a magnet to mosquitoes. If there are mosquitoes in the vicinity she will be the first person to receive a bite and also the person with the most.
Not only are these bugs an annoyance but they can carry diseases too. According to the CDC, “Almost 40,000 people in the U.S. have been reported with West Nile virus disease since 1999, and of those over 17,000 have been seriously ill and more than 1600 have died.” These figures do not include any unreported claims.
A Tampa, Florida based group of anti-mosquito enthusiasts, along with some specialists from the University of Florida have joined forces to create a simple yet impactful solution to ward off mosquitoes.
The solution is the Invisaband; a microfiber bracelet infused with geraniol, which comes from geranium plants. The micro fiber allows for a slow release of the ingredient thus giving each bracelet a 120 hour lifespan. When it is not in use it can be stored in a resalable plastic bag (included) to preserve its shelf-life. The invisaband comes in a package of five—enough for friends or family.
This simple adjustable bracelet replaces the sprays and lotions that leave a sticky residue and often have harsh smells and chemicals that seep into your largest organ—your skin. But can a little bracelet on one wrist really protect from mosquitoes as well as a spray that covers all of the body? Well you can put it to the test risk free. Per the Invisaband Indiegogo campaign page:
“There are many natural repellents on the market today, but few prove to be effective. Geraniol, on the other hand, has been studied for a number of years showing proven efficacy in repelling mosquitoes. We are so confident in the effectiveness of invisaband that we are even offering a 60-day, money-back guarantee!”
Invisaband would be a great alternative to traditional repellents and if enough trials of the product can occur and if those trials are positive, then we will see a big upset in the insect repellent category. The current trends are already in its favor. Consumers want products that are natural, fresh, transparent, and healthy. The Invisaband is these things. What it needs right now, and time will tell, is a mass trial and hopefully conversion to adoption.
"In 5 to 10 years, we'd like to see invisaband in stores not only across the USA and Canada, but worldwide too", says Matthew Kostanecki, founder of Invisaband. "We've had quite of few distribution requests from a variety of companies and are excited to see where that may take the product. We're hoping for invisaband to become a household product name."
I, for one, hope to see these in the local market soon so that I can POP one on my wrist and be worry-free when it comes to mosquitoes.
Invisaband Indiegogo Campaign Page