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Take the itch scratch out of mozzie bites with Zap-It!

April 24, 2012

Mozzies…..universally unpopular and guaranteed to put the dampeners on things with their buzzing, dive-bombing and blood-sucking antics. So whether you’re back-packing through South America, honeymooning in Asia or barbecuing in your back garden – make sure you’re armed with new, improved Zap-It! (from £4.95 nationwide).

Scratching a mosquito bite may bring short-lived relief but it also floods the bitten area with histamine causing swelling, incessant urges to scratch and a risk of damaging the skin’s surface, and therefore infection.

A safe, fast and easy to use way to deal with pesky mozzie and other insect bites¹ is to use Zap-It! – a small but effective piezo (meaning to squeeze or press) device that generates a harmless and mild (no stronger than a gentle pinch) low electrical impulse created by crystals² to deliver harmless little ‘zaps’ which stops the itching and urge to scratch in minutes.

A clinical study³ carried out at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine confirmed the therapeutic benefits of Zap-It!⁴ on mosquito bites by reducing histamine flow, and therefore the itch, whilst stimulating the capillaries into flushing out the toxins.

Zap-It! is a registered medical device and can be used anytime, anywhere. Each ‘zapper’ remedies over 1,000 bites! Available from ASDA, Aldi, pharmacies, health and outdoor stores and garden centres. For information and mail order, visit


¹ horseflies, fleas and other biting insects, as well as jellyfish stings and stinging nettles
² similar technology is commonly used in clocks, lighters and guitar pickups
³ Results released January 2010. Sample = 53 adults
⁴ Zap-It!! is manufactured by Ecobrands. The company also produces own-label after-bite zappers for Life Systems, Marks & Spencer and Tesco

For further information and review samples, please call Tracey Robinson at Vert PR on 01288 321843, email or tweet@vertpr