How Mozzie Gear Works

Mozzie Gear is uniquely designed to maintain a gap of air between the mesh fabric and your skin. We also use a very fine mesh fabric (noseeum grade) that keeps the bugs from being able to fly or crawl through the holes of the fabric. This combination creates a natural barrier that keeps the bugs away from your skin.

Scientifically tested

Mozzie Gear fabric has been tested and found to significantly reduce the likelihood of mosquito bites by an insect scientist at Oklahoma State University. Mozzie Style’s fabric was found to be just as effective as a long-sleeved shirt (as recommended by the CDC to reduce outdoor exposure to mosquitoes) in reducing mosquito biting behavior – but it’s more breathable and comfortable.

Why is the fabric white?

Mozzie Gear is made with white mesh to repel mosquitoes and other insects. White clothing is known to repel just about all insects including mosquitoes. According to The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University, dark colors will attract mosquitoes. Dark colors can also trap carbon dioxide from the body, which mosquitoes love.

It's the great outdoors and it's inevitable that you are going to get a little dirty. To make up for the fact that it's white, we made sure to make our products machine washable.

Why is it insecticide free?

Most mosquito net clothing on the market today is treated with insecticides like permethrin which is toxic to pollinating insects like bees and butterflies. Without these insects, plants that we grow in our gardens or on local farms cannot complete the pollination process and produce fruits or vegetables. 

Chemical pesticides have been used for many years to control mosquito populations. However, mosquitoes have fought back by evolving resistance to many pesticides. There are now thousands of instances of evolved resistance, which make some chemical classes completely ineffective. With this in mind, we develop products that work without insecticides. We feel that over time, a more natural way of blocking mosquitoes, ticks and other bugs will gain popularity as we try to avoid harmful chemicals that affects our personal and environmental health. 

 Here's a view of the Mozzie Gear jacket in the field: 

 

Sources: 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180102153215.htm
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-07-mosquitos-evolving-insecticides-australia.html
https://www.news-medical.net/news/20200728/Study-Mosquitoes-species-are-attracted-and-repelled-by-light-at-different-times-of-day.aspx
https://goneoutdoors.com/kinds-do-mosquitoes-not-like-8685473.html
https://www.wtsp.com/article/tech/science/mosquitoes-carrying-the-zika-virus-could-be-resistant-to-insecticides-study-finds/67-9fd7e2d6-014d-4656-9b70-d694287b7ba6

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