With the assistance and support of organizations such as the Gates Foundation, Bug Bam could prove to be an effective and viable preventative measure in the fight against malaria.
Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) February 6, 2009
A new insect-repellent wrist band could have buzzed off Bill Gates.
When Gates unleashed mosquitoes on an unsuspecting tech audience in Long Beach yesterday, he could have saved them from bites if he had handed out mosquito-repelling Bug Bam wrist bands.
Bug Bam is first practical and affordable range of natural wrist bands that use a scientifically tested and patented formula to repel mosquitoes, which could help prevent worldwide malaria cases, according to its creator, Joseph Symond.
Gates released a jar of the insects at the gathering in California, thinking it would be a good way for his Gates Foundation to draw attention to the serious issue of mosquito-borne malaria.
"If the audience was wearing these wrist bands, there is no way anyone would have been bitten," Bug Bam creator Symond said.
"Maybe tech conference attendees should consider wearing Bug Bam wrist bands from now on in case of surprise Bill Gates' attacks."
With the world short of a vaccine for malaria, Bug Bam today sent Gates its revolutionary product.
Symond said he hoped The Gates Foundation would consider using Bug Bam to help prevent worldwide cases of malaria.
"With the assistance and support of organizations such as the Gates Foundation, Bug Bam could prove to be an effective and viable preventative measure in the fight against malaria."
About Bug Bam
Bug Bam is the first range of all-natural insect repelling products that use a scientifically tested and patented formula to repel mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, gnats and other flying, biting insects.
Made with FDA-approved, ingredients including citronella, geranium and lemongrass, Bug Bam products are kind to wearers and to the environment. Products are waterproof, sweat proof, non-toxic and fully recyclable.
Conventional insect repellents commonly contain the chemical pesticide DEET, which may irritate skin and eyes. Instead of using DEET, Bug Bam's EPA/FDA-approved ingredients emit plant odors that mask the natural body odors that attract mosquitoes.