The Mosquito Cognito is a mosquito repellent that uses Conceal, which is based upon Linalool. All of our area repellents emit a non-toxic plant-based scent that contains Linalool or Geraniol. They are much more effective than Citronella. A fan or mister releases them into the air around you.
Click to see the research http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20836800.
Conceal interferes with the ability of
mosquitoes to find targets like people and animals, even if they are close by. It
attacks the insect's keen sense of smell. In one study, using the Mosquito
Cognito reduced mosquito landings by up to 80%.
The advantages of the Mosquito Cognito are
many. It is very small (6" tall x
4" diameter), easy and inexpensive to operate (less than 4 cents per hour per
device), does not release even minimal toxicity and uses no flame. It has
a faint but pleasant odor, and has nothing to monitor or clean. You replace the Conceal cartridge every
14 days and the 2 AA batteries every 720 hours of use. You can start and stop
the machine as often as you like.
The protected area is downwind. You need at least 2 to
get enough Conceal into the air and stay within the protected area as the wind
shifts. One will not release enough scent to be effective. More is better.
Place them on either side of you so that you are always in the protected area
when the wind changes. Stay within 5 feet or so of the Cognito to be within the
scent. Add at least one more for each 4 additional
people in the area.
If you need to protect more people or a larger area, we
recommend the Mosquito Sentry.
|Color: Black and white. Cover is plastic.
||Operation: Turn it on when you are outside.
|Dimensions: 4" Diameter x 6" H
||Coverage: Up to 10 feet from the machine.
|Weight: 1 lb
||Warranty: 1 year.
|Power: None needed. Operates on 2 AA batteries.
||Replaceables: Conceal repellent and AA batteries
In this test, Conceal in candle form was tested against no protection. 4 people, male and female, rotated through 4 locations.
The results are shown on the right. The control subject (unprotected) had 147 mosquito landings, while the others had 13, 13 and 1 respectively.
|In a 4-day test conducted by Dan Kline of the USDA, people in an area with Conceal were tested against people in an area with no protection.|
Landings on humans in the Conceal protected area were reduced by 70%.
|United States Equestrian Team||In former times when the stable was not protected by the Cognitos, we had a lot of sensitive horses come out in the morning with bites and welts from the mosquitoes. My experience, given this summer and the amount of rain we had, we would normally have terrible mosquitoes. The Mosquito 'Cognito really works.|
United States Equestrian Team, United States Olympic Team
Hawthorne Hill Farm, NJ
|Sogenji Temple||Dear Sir/Madame,
I am a monk at a Zen Buddhist Monastery in
Japan. Mosquitoes here are a big problem, since we sit in motionless meditation
for many hours a day. Of course, we will not do anything to the water around
here to kill them, but we do use odors to try to get rid of them. While I was
in America last year visiting my family, I brought a few of your green Mosquito
'Cognito machines, and they have worked very well for us. Thank you for making
Sogenji Temple, Okayama Japan
|St. Louis Department of Health||Mosquito Cognito has already proven itself at on-the-job
test sites around the country. For example, Vector Control Supervisor Mark
Ritter of the St. Louis City Department of Health personally tested Mosquito
Cognito and found it "remarkably effective." Trapping scores of
mosquitoes over a few nights to establish a fair population benchmark, Ritter
then used Cognito to determine its effect at keeping mosquitoes at bay.
"I was amazed at how
successful it was," stated Ritter. "Mosquito landings dropped by over
80% .... This product really works
|Minneapolis Star Tribune||Smart Money magazine went to entomologists with the U.S.
Department of Agriculture to test bug zappers. All were judged fair at best.
But a much cheaper alternative called Mosquito Cognito was judged excellent.
The softball-sized unit protects a patio-sized area, and works by emitting
Conceal®, a chemical with inhibitor molecules found in plants and which
prevents mosquitoes from smelling humans. The inhibitor cartridge lasts one to
two months in normal operation.."|
2 Mosquito Cognito
6 14 day Conceal cartridges
4 AA batteries (replace after 720 hours)