In2Care Bug Shield
Based on natural Eucalyptus
oil. Smooth to the skin &
with a fresh citrus scent
A unique plant extract formula.
Providing a safe natural
alternative to DEET
Research shows that it
actively repels mosquitoes &
insects up to 6-8 hours
Using knowledge on
Mosquito females need blood
to develop their eggs and use
human odours to find us. Upon
biting, they can transmit
disease pathogens and cause
illnesses such as malaria, West-
Nile virus and Dengue. There
are several odours known that
mask our smell and can be
used to repel biting insects.
Mosquitoes are sensitive to
plant-derived repellents such
as oil from the Eucalyptus
citriodora plant. When testing
Bug Shield Spray in our
laboratory, results showed
effective repellency against
multiple mosquito species for
6-8 hrs after application.
A novel insect spray repellent based on
Mosquitoes are a nuisance and transmit diseases all over the world.
In2Care® Bug Shield spray repels mosquitoes and is based on
Eucalyptus plant extracts; nature’s most effective way of protecting
yourself against mosquito bites.
In2Care® Bug Shield is a novel repellent that can be applied on human skin to
prevent mosquito bites. The active ingredient of the spray is Citriodiol®, an
extract of lemon eucalyptus oil. These skin-soothing plant extracts provide an
effective remedy against nuisance and disease-carrying insects. In2Care® Bug
Shield spray is highly effective in repelling mosquitoes and has a pleasant
fresh, citrus-like odour.
In2Care® Bug Shield spray is suitable for use by the whole family, including
children from 3 years upwards. Scientific studies in the In2Care® laboratory
show that the natural repellent provides powerful and effective protection
against all major mosquito species (Aedes, Anopheles and Culex). It is as
effective as the chemical repellent DEET. Other field studies show that the
spray’s active ingredient (Citriodiol®) also gives protection against ticks,
midges and biting flies. Unlike DEET and other chemical repellents, Bug Shield
is a plant-based spray and therefore biodegradable and kind to the skin.
Bug Shield can provide important personal protection, particularly against
mosquitoes that can transmit diseases such as Dengue, Chikungunya, West-
Nile virus or malaria. These aggressive and day-time active mosquitoes can be
effectively repelled by applying the spray onto exposed areas of the skin.
Key ingredients: effective, green and user-friendly
In2Care® Bug Shield spray comes in a pack size of 3.4 FL
OZ (100 ml). The repellent is a clear liquid with a fresh
pleasant smell that is easy to apply with the spray
applicator pump and remains active for many hours.
Suitable for children 3 years upwards
As effective as DEET – scientifically tested
Offers 6-8 hours complete protection
Pleasant fresh (citrus) scent
How does it work?
The active ingredient of In2Care® Bug Shield is Citriodiol®, which is the
trade-name for oil of lemon eucalyptus. It contains approximately
65% PMD (p-menthane-3,8-diol), which has pesticidal properties and
repels insects. Bug Shield’s naturally-sourced active substance is
effective against a wide range of biting and nuisance insects, including
disease vectors such as mosquitoes and ticks. Applying Bug Shield
spray on exposed parts of the skin will deter insects and help protect
against insect bites. Scientific testing shows that In2Care® Bug Shield
offers 6-8 hours complete protection.
A safe alternative to chemicals like DEET
In2Care® Bug Shield spray contains 30% Citriodiol®, which is a
modified Eucalyptus citriodora extract with high efficacy and a low
toxicity profile. Unlike chemical repellents like DEET, Citriodiol® is a
natural product and smooth to the skin. Its source oil is harvested
from plants in an environmentally sustainable manner. According to
US-EPA, the source material of Bug Shield’s active ingredient is
“generally recognized as safe”. The Centre for Disease Control and
Prevention recommends the use of lemon eucalyptus oil to help
people avoid the bites of disease-carrying mosquitoes. It is the only
naturally-sourced active ingredient to receive this recommendation.
“Oil of Lemon Eucaluptus (OLE)”
Contains 65% PMD
OLE CAS Number: 1245629-80-4
EPA Reg. Number: 84878-2-91720
Chemical Class: Botanical
Use: Mosquitoes, ticks, midges
Toxicity rating: Least-toxic
Signal Words: Warning
Health Effects: Eye irritation
Environmental Effects: None known
In2Care® Trading BV is a private limited company registered and based in the Netherlands. We develop and
market innovative mosquito control products that are based on safe and effective ingredients. For Dengue &
Chikungunya control, we developed the In2Care® Mosquito Trap; a user-friendly product that works with a novel
combination of actives to effectively target (insecticide-resistant) Aedes mosquitoes. For malaria mosquito
control, we are developing affordable products within a multinational EU-subsidized project. All In2Care®
products are scientifically tested in our laboratory and validated under field conditions.
In2Care Trading BV | Marijkeweg 22 | 6709 PG Wageningen | The Netherlands
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