From London to Athens... Take what you need and share the love!
Nov 15, 2018

From London to Athens... Take what you need and share the love!

This year, I took some time out from working at the incognito offices to spend seven months volunteering with refugees...
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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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Nov 22, 2016

Where do insects like bees go in the winter?!

In the words of Eddard Stark “Winter is coming” … Or in reality, winter has already come! That reality is clear as following a hard days work we trudge home in the near darkness with winter coats hanging off our shoulders, Christmas music filling our ears from high street speakers and thoughts of mince pies, … Continue reading "Where do insects like bees go in the winter?!"
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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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Nov 13, 2014

Introducing the Snow Mosquito!

In the UK we have just experienced the warmest Halloween ever to be recorded, and at a delightful 23.6 C in Kent, we sailed past the previous record on of 20C[1]. Whilst it is a luxury to be able to grace the beaches in little more than a t-shirt and cardigan at the end of … Continue reading "Introducing the Snow Mosquito!"
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Oct 31, 2014

Why do bites itch… and how to stop them!

Being bitten by insects, at the best of times, is incredibly annoying. Have you ever wondered why it is that one tiny little bite can cause such a burning desire to scratch until you can scratch no more? Only female mosquitoes bite and when a female mosquito ‘bites’ you, she is actually not biting you … Continue reading "Why do bites itch… and how to stop them!"
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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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Feb 20, 2013

Why Are Insects Biting us More?

  There are several different factors to consider in answering this question. Many people are now receiving bites when in the past they hardly ever did, and one constant reason for this is that their body chemistry has changed. This is nothing new – it has always been the case that peoples’ body chemistry changes, … Continue reading "Why Are Insects Biting us More?"
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Nov 02, 2012

Increased Risk of Malaria

According to a study published in the British medical journal, The Lancet, scientists have found new evidence that resistance to the front-line treatments for malaria is on the rise. This resistance is especially predominant in South-East Asia, in countries like Thailand, Cambodia, Burma and Vietnam, where the study shows the drugs treating malaria became far … Continue reading "Increased Risk of Malaria"
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Jul 22, 2012

Guest Blog by Katie Allen, working with SCAD in India

Can you support Social Change and Development? India is a breathtaking place for many reasons. It is exotic and tantalizing, chaotic and stimulating. Being rich in culture, India takes tourists and unravels them from what they thought was life and introduces them to a very different way of experiencing the world, which some people find … Continue reading "Guest Blog by Katie Allen, working with SCAD in India"
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Feb 14, 2012

Honeymooners prepare!

Brides and grooms-to-be are being urged to ‘think mosquito’ when planning their honeymoon. Mosquito expert Howard Carter said many couples forget to think about protecting themselves against malaria and other tropical diseases amid the excitement and stress of wedding and honeymoon planning. Research by incognito shows that more than half of people on their honeymoon … Continue reading "Honeymooners prepare!"
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