The ethical gift-guide that’s got you covered this Christmas
Nov 28, 2018

The ethical gift-guide that’s got you covered this Christmas

Though presents are certainly not the most important part of Christmas, they do play a role in many of today’s celebrations! This year we’ve done the hard work for you and put together a collection of gifts that we feel will be sure to put a smile on the face of your loved one!
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From Author to Alchemist: How incognito® was born
Sep 03, 2018

From Author to Alchemist: How incognito® was born

Have you ever wondered why incognito® was started or how we came to have an award winning, 100% effective insect...
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World Malaria Day 2018: Are you with us?
Apr 25, 2018

World Malaria Day 2018: Are you with us?

  "The political activity in the build-up to World Malaria Day on April 25 has belied a recent drop in...
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Dec 28, 2017

Everything You Need To Avoid Mosquitoes in Top Winter Destinations

When defrosting the car or checking the snow forecast before work, grabbing a coffee and slipping on ice – don’t you start dreaming of sipping a cocktail on a beach, instead? You do? You’re not alone. This winter, 22.3 million Brits plan to leave the UK, blaming the cold weather and early darkness! (1)  My Weekly … Continue reading "Everything You Need To Avoid Mosquitoes in Top Winter Destinations"
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Dec 20, 2017

Are mosquitoes beating us in the fight against malaria?

A new report has been released by the WHO to provide an update on the global malaria crisis and success of efforts to eradicate the disease. Sadly, though as predicted – the report’s findings show that progress has slowed drastically in the last two years. So much so that malaria cases increased by 5 million … Continue reading "Are mosquitoes beating us in the fight against malaria?"
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Dec 04, 2017

Around the world with incognito: The Mongol Rally

We don’t usually post reviews on our blog, but we also don’t usually hear from daredevils like India and Ester who had decided to sign up for the infamous “Mongol Rally” – a 10,000 mile journey through mountains, deserts, and steppe of Europe and Asia in what is best described as ‘an old banger’ with no rules, … Continue reading "Around the world with incognito: The Mongol Rally"
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Oct 16, 2017

Travel, enjoy, respect – partnering with the Travel Foundation charity

Sailing the spectacular Turkish coastline, sunbathing on one of Jamaica’s tropical beaches, diving the depths of submerged caves in the Yucatan Peninsula – the opportunities to explore this planet are diverse and truly incredible. But let’s not forget that these treasured and pristine natural places, tend to be some of the most fragile and sensitive … Continue reading "Travel, enjoy, respect – partnering with the Travel Foundation charity"
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Aug 23, 2017

Tick Tock goes the Lyme Disease Clock… It’s time to know the facts

You might consider a tick bite more a mild annoyance than anything life changing, however with 17% of ticks in the UK now thought to be carrying Lyme Disease, we’ve written this blog to help you brush up on the facts, on what to look for and how to avoid catching it! Ticks infected with … Continue reading "Tick Tock goes the Lyme Disease Clock… It’s time to know the facts"
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Jun 16, 2017

Plastic made from sugarcane? How we’re reducing our environmental footprint

Did you know millions of tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year? The situation has got so bad that unless something changes we are on course to have more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050! This would mean even more damage to marine wildlife and even more chemicals in our … Continue reading "Plastic made from sugarcane? How we’re reducing our environmental footprint"
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Jun 07, 2017

Danger! We are living in a pesticidal world

Pesticides surround us – they are used on everything from our food to our skin. However, how much do you know about the possible dangers they carry for our bodies and our ecosystems? Pesticides are defined as anything that kills an organism. Widespread usage of these chemicals in farming has heavily disrupted ecosystems, especially as … Continue reading "Danger! We are living in a pesticidal world"
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Feb 02, 2017

Can you stop the scratch with a patch? Mosquito patches revisited.

The word ‘patch’ has a plethora of meanings. For example, a man with a bald patch and neatly patched jeans could be caring for his vegetable patch whilst going through a bad patch! Though here at incognito we are only concerned about insect repellent patches. There are essentially 2 types: spatial or ambient (the same … Continue reading "Can you stop the scratch with a patch? Mosquito patches revisited."
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Sep 15, 2016

The double act: perfumes that act as insect repellent

It’s a late summer evening, you’re sitting outside on the veranda enjoying a meal with your friends. They’re commenting on how much they love your new sweet smelling perfume, and you can’t deny it, you’re pretty pleased with your latest purchase. You’ve caused a real stir… although hang on, it’s not only your friends attracted … Continue reading "The double act: perfumes that act as insect repellent"
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Aug 23, 2016

The Rise of the Jellyfish

You may be wondering why we’re writing a blog about jellyfish when we usually protect people from avoiding insect and tick bites!? You may also be wondering why we’re even writing a blog about jellyfish in the first place. Well, the answer to both these ponders is because we make a clever device called a … Continue reading "The Rise of the Jellyfish"
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Jul 28, 2016

The Bustle of Bombita – Part 2

Enshrined in the incognito articles of association, is a commitment to donate 10% of profits to Charity. While this is a fundamental part of what we do, and why we do it, we also try to offer support in other ways. Where possible, we have offered knowledge and guidance to individuals or organisations who demonstrate ingenuity, or … Continue reading "The Bustle of Bombita – Part 2"
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Jun 16, 2016

Caremongering

We’ve had enough off all this scaremongering in the media! Yes, its important to know the facts… but even these can be misleading sometimes. A lot of the information hot-footing it around our world feeds off an impatient mass of readers and writers eagerly awaiting the next big headline. There is no doubt it is … Continue reading "Caremongering"
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May 10, 2016

My Costa Rican Adventure – A Guest Blog by Georgia Fox

Hello, I’m Georgia Fox and I’ve just finished a 10 week volunteering programme in Costa Rica and Nicaragua with the charity Raleigh International. During our volunteering time we worked on three different projects involving building a trail through a national park in Costa Rica, building a clean drinking water system in a rural community in … Continue reading "My Costa Rican Adventure – A Guest Blog by Georgia Fox"
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Oct 22, 2015

How Did I Get Here?

In 2013 I travelled to Nicaragua where I lived and worked in a remote village initially accessible only via a two-hour walk up into the mountains. Our ten-week project was the start of a two-year community development programme, bringing the motivation of young people in Nicaragua and the UK together to improve social and environmental … Continue reading "How Did I Get Here?"
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Sep 24, 2015

Phones to diagnose malaria, mosquitoes used as drones..what next!?

Technology advances nowadays seem to be an ever-expanding pool of possibility. Opportunities offered by innovation can be exciting and truly have the ability to reinvent landscapes if they prove successful! In this blog post we have found some of the most innovative solutions currently dealing with mosquitoes, which nearly everyone loves to hate! Avoiding all … Continue reading "Phones to diagnose malaria, mosquitoes used as drones..what next!?"
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Jul 28, 2015

Pamper and Protect! incognito®’s 3 Step Regime to eliminating mosquito bites

Our 3-step incognito® regime will pamper, cleanse and protect your skin from insect bites. We’ll keep you glowing in the sun with these three products designed to work in unity for greater strength and effectiveness in combating all insect bites. Using a variety of methods and products really increases your chance of staying bite free. … Continue reading "Pamper and Protect! incognito®’s 3 Step Regime to eliminating mosquito bites"
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Apr 23, 2015

World Malaria Day: Defeat malaria – with incognito!

World Malaria Day (WMD) is commemorated on 25 April to recognise global efforts to control malaria. Theme 2015: “invest in the future: defeat malaria”: This year coincides with the United Nations Development Programme’s Eight Goals for 2015*. One of these goals is to combat malaria – 64 countries are on track to reverse the incidence of … Continue reading "World Malaria Day: Defeat malaria – with incognito!"
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Apr 21, 2015

incognito wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development

  incognito® has won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development, the highest accolade for business success! This prestigious and fantastic award has taken us 5 years to achieve and we are proud and humbled to win Sustainable Development; recognition of the passion we have for running an environmentally sustainable business, that helps so many … Continue reading "incognito wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development"
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Apr 16, 2015

Good work in the Gambia

Healthcare, education, clean water – we take them for granted each and every day. For some people in the developing world, this is the harsh reality that they face day in, day out. Malaria constitutes the main public health problem in The Gambia, accounting for approximately 25 per cent of deaths in children under five. … Continue reading "Good work in the Gambia"
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Mar 04, 2015

Help the planet when you buy incognito at Whole Foods Market

Buy incognito products at Whole Foods Market (WFM) stores and help impoverished people in the poorest countries in the world start their own businesses! When you buy any incognito product in Whole Foods Market until 31 March we are giving all of the profit directly to their Whole Planet Foundation (WPF). In addition we are … Continue reading "Help the planet when you buy incognito at Whole Foods Market"
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Aug 14, 2014

Top Five Reasons People are Bitten by Insects

Mosquitoes are one of the most important groups of insects affecting human’s health and wellbeing – they occupy diverse habitats, breed in our ponds and worst of all can transmit life-threatening diseases. In the best case, they are incredibly irritating. As one in five people are mosquito magnets, I want to look at some of … Continue reading "Top Five Reasons People are Bitten by Insects"
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Jul 24, 2014

DEET Resistance, by bite-protection expert Howard Carter

Many doctors and travel nurses in the UK are still recommending DEET to travellers abroad, most of them completely oblivious to the fact that certain mosquitoes have built up resistance or tolerance to this pesticide repellent in the last few years. Fifteen years ago I went to India for the first time armed with the … Continue reading "DEET Resistance, by bite-protection expert Howard Carter"
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Jul 07, 2014

Is there a correlation between those who get malaria and their trade?

Farmers, explorers, sportsmen (to name a few) are just some of the trades most commonly affected by Malaria and throughout the ages, many great figures have suffered at its ferocious hands. Fausto Coppi, internationally renowned Italian cyclist often referred to as Il Campionissimo (The champion of champions), is just one of the greats lost to … Continue reading "Is there a correlation between those who get malaria and their trade?"
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Jun 24, 2014

Are you being bitten?

Despite the term, ‘mosquito bite’, mosquitoes don’t actually open their ravenous jaws to have a nibble on your ankles; it is the proboscis (the long pointed mouthpart) that pierces the skin with its razor sharp end, to get to the delicious blood supply beneath.  The proboscis has two tubes, one to withdraw the blood and another to deposit saliva. The way in which we react to mozzie bites is dependent on this saliva and the reaction our body has to the proteins it contains.

Reactions to mosquito bites vary enormously; from mild irritation to potentially life threatening, with a contingent of people not reacting at all to them. This is where many people fall fowl of a common misconception; just because you cannot see or feel bites, does not mean you have not been bitten! This is ok in the UK, but as soon as these people leave the sanctuary of British shores they are even more at risk than the normal population, whose bites itch like crazy.

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Jun 05, 2014

Brazil and the Tropics

If you’re going to Brazil this year, or any other tropical destination, then the following information about mosquitoes is essential reading. Mosquitoes will be having a feeding frenzy with all the fresh tourist blood – and you definitely want to avoid being on the menu! For starters, take anything your average GP or practice nurse … Continue reading "Brazil and the Tropics"
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Sep 26, 2012

What’s so special about a Loofah or Luffa?

And how it can help make you less attractive to mosquitoes and other biting or stinging insects….. Exfoliating regularly doesn’t just keep your skin extra healthy; the process removes particles of food (detritus): dead skin cells; skin products, dust and other pollutants from skin pores, that the bacteria living on your skin feed off. These … Continue reading "What’s so special about a Loofah or Luffa?"
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Jun 19, 2012

Mosquitoes Developing Resistance to Deet

Mosquitoes Developing Resistance to DEET 

New Kairomone ‘Camouflage’ Could be the Answer

For many years, DEET has been used as the main way to help repel mosquitoes, to help prevent deadly diseases such as malaria. But current research is showing that this synthetic compound is becoming under threat from DEET-resistant mosquitoes. However, clinically proven Eucalyptus Maculata Citriodora works even better by cleverly camouflaging our unique body smells and deterring those unwanted pests….

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Jan 27, 2012

People & Environment Business Achievement Award 2012

It was with much excitement and delight that Cindy, our Office CoOrdinator, accepted the ‘People & Environment Business Achievement Award 2012’ for the Supply Chain Champion category on behalf of Howard Carter and the incognito team. The PEA Awards ceremony was held last night at the prestigious ‘The Orangery’ at Kensington Palace. Sue Jueno of … Continue reading "People & Environment Business Achievement Award 2012"
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Aug 17, 2009

Radio Gaga

I thought you would be interested that the founder of incognito, Howard Carter, is being interviewed on UK radio stations tomorrow morning to help people avoid getting bitten and talk about a new scientific report. Here’s a short taste,  a summary of the report is here. According to the long range forecast the temperature will … Continue reading "Radio Gaga"
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