FAQ

Does it really work?

Yes, it really does work.

These bugs find us by “smelling” the carbon dioxide (CO2) we emit when we exhale. Certain compounds, including specific essential oils  overpower the CO2 we emit, essentially hiding us from mosquitoes. 

How does it work?

These insects find us by “smelling” the carbon dioxide (CO2) we emit when we exhale. Certain compounds, including specific essential oils overpower the CO2 we emit, essentially hiding us from mosquitoes. 

How many do you need?

Kids aged 0-2 need 1: One patch placed centrally on clothes (ie, on their jumpsuit on the stomach, chest)
Kids aged 3-5 need 2: One patch on the top clothes (sweater, t-shirt) and one on the shorts.
Kids aged 6+ need 2-4: One patch on the clothing next to each exposed limb (one on the sleeve of both the left and right arm, and if wearing shorts, one on the left and right side of shorts)
Does it work for gnats, skeeters, midgies / what variety of mosquito does it work for?

There are over 3500 varieties of mosquito, as well as other flying biting insects like Gnats and Midges. We’re are continuously working with university and medical partners to tweak our products' recipe for the widest variety of insects.

Whilst we have anecdotal research showing effectiveness against most American, Australia, Canadian and European varieties of mosquitoes, we are also increasing our laboratory research for most common species in those regions, but as yet are unable to test on varieties in South America, North Africa or the Middle East.


How long do they last when worn?

BuzzPatch effectiveness chart:

0-2 hours from applying: Most Potent
2-8 hours from applying: Highly Potent
8-24 hours from applying: Moderately Potent

What are the ingredients?

Natural citronella essential oil
Lavender essential oil
Non-woven Fabric


How long do they last when sealed?

BuzzPatch when sealed will last up to 6 months.


Is it safe?

BuzzPatch contains undiluted essential oils on non-woven fabric and is safe to wear on the outer clothing. It is not intended to be placed directly on the skin.
How does it compare to other mosquito repellants (how does it compare to DEET)?

Most spray on insect repellants contain a chemical called DEET, which is controversially known to be the most effective compound in protecting against mosquitoes - but carries risks.

DEET is a synthetic compound and is very controversial in terms of its toxicity (it can melt plastic at high doses).

According to ScientificAmerican, the side effects of DEET may include rashes, skin irritation, numb or burning lips, nausea, headaches, dizziness and difficulty concentrating.

Duke University pharmacologist Mohamed Abou-Donia, in studies on rats, found that frequent and prolonged DEET exposure led to diffuse brain cell death and behavioral changes, and concluded that humans should stay away from products containing it.


Do you have them in bracelets?

We do not currently offer bracelets.
How long will shipping take?

All orders are dispatched the same day, and usually take 3-5 days to USA, Canada and Australia. However, with current travel restrictions, we’re seeing shipping times range from 10-15 days, and in some cases up to 25 days.
Where do you ship to?

We provide FREE, worldwide shipping on all orders.
How much is shipping?

Shipping is free!
Do you wholesale?

We are currently planning to wholesale in the last half of this year, and are taking expressions of interest. Please email [email protected] to register your interest in becoming a wholesaler.

How do I purchase?

Head over to
https://buzzpatch.com/products/patches and place an order!
Do you offer any discounts?

Yes we do! Our product is currently on sales at $14.99 down from $29.99
Can I put them on my skin?

BuzzPatch is designed to be placed on the outer clothing and not to be placed directly on skin for prolonged periods.
Where can I stick them?

We recommend placing BuzzPatch on your outer clothes, nearest to your chest, arms, and legs.

What proof/evidence do you have that this works?

Due to the sheer size of the mosquito species (over 3500 types of mosquitoes), it makes it very difficult to test across all types. 

Additionally, the bias of laboratory testing (too many mosquitoes that are starved in a small space), makes it an unrealistic environment in many cases.

We have many positive reviews and an abundance of positive feedback, so we feel it is best we let the community of our happy customers give you that evidence.


Is there tracking?

To keep costs as low as possible, we send all mail unregistered (ie, without tracking) by default - but we do guarantee all orders.

We worked with former Apple packaging engineers to help us ensure the size and weight of the BuzzPatch packs fit within the lowest sending bracket - this is to ensure we can offer all customers FREE shipping.

We do have internal tracking technology that identifies day and date of shipment and can verify when the package will arrive.

So, if your package has not arrived within the sending window below, please email [email protected] and we will provide information on package delivery.
** Please note below the added shipping times due to Covid-19

Which currency can I be charged in?
We process all orders in USD currency. If you are located in another country, during checkout your order will automatically be converted at the current exchange rate.

Can I cancel or change my order?

If you need to makes changes to your order you will need to contact us within 24hrs of placing the order.