Mosquito-Safe Asia Q&A
|What diseases are spread by mosquitoes?||According to Wikipedia: malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever, filariasis, tularemia, dirofilariasis, Japanese encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, Western equine encephalitis, Eastern equine encephalitis ("EEE"), Venezuelan equine encephalitis, Ross River fever, Barmah Forest fever, La Crosse encephalitis, and Zika fever, as well as newly-detected Keystone virus and Rift Valley fever. There is no evidence (yet) that the "Novel Corona Virus" (known as "2019-nCoV") can be transmitted by mosquitoes.|
|How many people get mosquito-borne diseases every year?||Nearly 700 million people get a mosquito-borne illness each year resulting in over one million deaths.|
|How does Nopixgo work?||
Our "Survival guide to man's biggest enemy" explains how mosquito behavior (including feeding) is controlled by "receptors" that send information to their nervous system, where their DNA tells them how to react. Nopixgo uses a patented "Biopulse" technology that tampers with some of that data, which triggers a natural protective reaction that overrides the genetic temptation to bite. Some mosquitoes may react by escaping, others remain in the area with a passive behavior while looking for shelter, or may simply appear to be confused. Some may actually land on the skin of the one wearing the Nopixgo without attempting to bite.
Some of the receptors gather atmospheric data that helps them avoid being caught in a storm. Popular Science Magazine said: "Raindrops are to mosquitoes what falling VW Beetles would be to humans." Mosquitoes detect changes in static electricity before a storm. Biopulse technology tricks mosquitoes into detecting dangerous weather, which may confuse them or cause them to seek shelter.
|Is it safe for children and pets?||Nopixgo's signal strength is less than 1% of the signal produced by a cell phone, making it completely safe for humans and pets. The owner of this company has even tested Nopixgo as a collar on his cat, which is a favorite target of big mosquitoes. While Nopixgo can protect pets, they are not as protective as humans about their property, and very active animals may lose the entire thing or damage the important electronic components, especially if they spend most of their time out of doors. If you buy a Nopixgo for your cat or dog we cannot honor the warranty.|
|What are the alternatives to Nopixgo?||
Staying indoors is an option, although not practical or 100% safe. Covering most of your body with clothing helps deter mosquitoes, but they will bite hands, ankles and neck. Mosquitoes bite when we want to wear less clothing anyway . There are chemicals that can be applied to the skin, like N, N-Diethyl-3-Methylbenzamide (DEET), diethyl phthalate, diethyl carbate, metofluthrin, picaridin and ethyl hexanediol. If you are someone who is looking for natural health solutions, these may not be a great choice, and they are imperfect deterrents for mosquitoes. Most people do not want to spread layers of chemicals on their skin anyway.
Other wristband products are completely worthless. These normally depend on the kinds of chemicals mentioned above that are part of the wristband. These are completely ineffective and a waste of money.
|Is it effective on all mosquitoes all the time?||Nopixgo has been tested extensively in laboratories and in the field and is found to be extremely effective. However, nothing, including the chemicals mentioned above, is 100% effective. Nopixgo substantially reduces biting, thus your risk of annoying itching and disease,.|
|Is it adjustable?||Nopixgo has an adjustable band that fits wrists from 13.5cm to 20cm (about 5.3 to 7.9 inches) in diameter so it fits most adults and children.|
|How often and how long to charge?||Nopixgo normally stays charged for five to seven days, and recharging takes about one hour with the included micro-USB cable. We use high quality Li-ion batteries with an expected life span of nine years.|
|Is it waterproof?||It is water resistant up to 1 meter of water. However, we strongly recommend that you remove our Nopixgo before you shower or jump in the pool.|
|What is it made of?||A very durable hypoallergenic plastic case surrounding the battery and electronic components. These wristbands are built to last for may years.|
|Is Nopixgo easy to use?||Charge it and fasten it to your wrist. Nothing could be simpler. We will provide you with some helpful "what to expect" information and helpful hints to improve your Nopixgo experience.|
|Can I try Nopixgo before I buy one?||Unfortunately we are not able to do that for a number of good reasons. Quite a lot has been published online about Nopixgo, including laboratory testing and feedback from users. We will begin to publish user feedback on this site in March or April 2020.|
|I might want to give Nopixgo to my family or employees. Is there a discount for large orders? Can I get Nopixgo to sell in my shop or hotel?||We are happy to extend a discount for corporate customers and resellers that want ten or more units at a time. The discount for 20+ units is higher. Please contact us using the form below. We have a special program for hotels that make Nopixgo wristbands a part of the staff uniform and want to sell Nopixgo to their guests as well.|
|Can I wear it on a commercial flight?||Sure. The signal travels only a few meters and will not interfere with flight instruments or communications. You need to take it off going through security check, of course.|
|Do you have a referral program?||If you have a website in our part of the world we can give you a graphic to add to your site that allows you to earn a referral fee any time one of your visitors opens the link to our site and buys Nopixgo. Use the form below to get in touch with us.|
|Do you offer Nopixgo outside of Asia?||We can ship to Asian countries other than Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, as well as Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, although there will be a small additional shipping cost. We can arrange for orders destined for North or South America, and Africa to be shipped directly from Switzerland. Please use the form below to enquire.|
|Weight?||A mere 15 grams|
|What colors available?||There is no reason you can't have several wristbands to compliment your wardrobe, of course.
|And the cost?||The price for individual wristbands is US$120, including shipping in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, import duties and VAT. Yes, the price seems high. But consider the cost of Dengue Fever, Malaria, West Nile Virus, Zika, Encephalitis, or any of the other diseases that mosquitoes spread. Shipping is additional to other Asian countries, From the Zurich headquarters we can also ship to points in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Americas. Please contact us for additional shipping options and costs.|
|Is there a warranty?||There is a two year limited warranty. We will replace any Nopixgo unit that is faulty. However, damage from water, impact high enough to damage the electronic components, cat food, or anything other than normal wear is not covered. Nopixgo wristbands are built to be durable for years. If you take care of yours it will serve you well for a long time.|
|"Nopixgo" and "Biopulse" are registered trade marks of NopixGlobal AG, Kloten, Switzerland|
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