Do Mosquito Patches Really Work?

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5 Jan 2018 - General

A mosquito patch is a transdermal patch that acts as an insect repellant good for 36 hours. According to my research, it transmits a steady dosage of Thiamin, the active component in vitamin B1, which biting insects hate. Thiamin spreads from the patch through your bloodstream and to the pores in your skin. I have been seeing a lot of these in the market nowadays and most of my daughter's classmates wear this on their school uniforms. I guess that it can only be effective if it is attached directly to the skin surface. How many of you have encountered this new innovative tool to repel mosquitos?