Friday, 27 May 2011

Zap It Review This works!

Scientific study confirms effectiveness of Zap-It!on mosquito bites.

Jo's studies also confirm it works, but nearly didn't.

I had a long time to wait for a bite, not something I generally would do, wait for a bite, I recently got some great repellent, but as I discussed there I seem to be particularly attractive to biters.
Conor made me really laugh when he said "Give me a fiver and I will sit near our pond to get bitten so you can try it"
Not for the bite but so he can zap himself!! 

Mad child.

Finally I got attacked by a Mozzie, the lovely little creature dined out on my arm and leg.

I got the Zap It ready,  l was  slightly nervous, did I really want to add a shock to a burning hot itchy bite? But it was at that level of itch where I was already wanting to claw the bites and then I have a scar that lasts for weeks.

So I gingerly applied to my arm first.
The first zap made me jump but really felt like a slight pinch, not a bad pinch a squeeze almost.

Encouraged I zapped five times as suggested first and waited.....

Nothing, if anything the itch seemed more intense and hotter. I was slightly annoyed and chucked it on the sofa in disgust.

I went to put the kettle on and then noticed the bite site seemed hot but like in a muscle rub Deep Heat sense.

I then plain forgot as I got a telephone call, then a knock at the door, it was about 15 minutes later when I realised it was not itching, hurting or anything. I rubbed it to see and there wasn't an itchy feeling at all.

I can't wait to get bitten again real soon!! Not really, but I have something that relieves it now, which makes summer evenings less of a stress.

Update several weeks on, this works really well, I have mentioned before when a mosquito nibbles on me, I have a severe reaction, nearly hospitalized for one, this seems to  mostly keep them enlarging into the huge hard hot infected bites. I say mostly as I do not always get the Zap-It to the bite on time. 

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 Zap-It!

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, clinically tested 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 crystals (this same technology is commonly used in clocks, lighters and guitar pickups) to deliver harmless little ‘zaps’ which stops the itching and urge to scratch in minutes.

Recent results of a clinical study carried out at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine confirms the therapeutic benefits of Zap-It!³ 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 by everyone as and when required except epileptics, those fitted with a pacemaker and children under 4. Do not use directly after applying repellent. Each ‘zapper’ provides over 10,000 clicks (zaps) - enough for a lifetime of bites! Zap-It! is available from ASDA, Superdrug, Aldi, independent pharmacies, health stores, and mail order from RRP £4.99. For more information, visit


  1. i think i'll stick to my usual mozzie/insect bite stick, sounds a lot less painful :L oh god, im such a wimp :L thankyou for the review though, you're very brave going out trying to get bitten :L MADNESS :')

  2. This sounds just the thing for my sister and mum who seem to be very attractive to mozzie's!

  3. ooo ive never heard of this, mozzie bites drive me mad!!

  4. Great review, I would love to try this. I have yet to find a product that works and I get covered in bites every year and the horrid creatures seem to have taken a liking to my 8 year old as well! Have entered the competition so will keep my fingers firmly crossed! Glad it worked for you :-)

  5. This looks great, and seems quite reasonably priced too! Mosi bites are a real nightmare for my husband, he gets bitten at every opportunity. It's great that you can support that it works too. @kooloose

  6. Conor sounds like a good little entrepreneur! :)