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19 July 2016

Beat the Bugs with Zap It!


Mozzies and little biting insects... they’re universally unpopular and guaranteed to put a dampener on things when you’re outside, with their dive-bombing and blood-sucking antics. So whether you’re back-packing through South America, honeymooning in Asia, out for a run or just barbecuing in your back garden with the kids - 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 bites 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.

In a study carried out at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Dr Nigel Hill, the UK’s foremost specialist on biting insects, confirmed the therapeutic benefits of Zap-It! as being twofold: firstly by reducing histamine flow and therefore the itch, and secondly by stimulating the capillaries into flushing out toxins.

Zap-It! can be used as and when required by all the family, but not on babies under 4 years of age. Each Zap-It! will relieve up to 1,000 bites - enough for many years of bites or itches!

Zap-It! is available in different colours from selected health stores, pharmacies, garden centres, supermarkets and from Amazon.




For your chance to WIN a Zap-It! (we have 4 to give away) you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.

The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 16th August 2016.


Leaving a comment is compulsory but there are lots of additional entry methods available also to increase your chances.



Good luck!

WIN 1 of 4 Zap It!s


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117 comments

  1. We have no current plans but we leave things to the last minute.

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  2. Paphos
    Mariel P

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  3. I've already been to turkey and Majorca. Not going anywhere else this year

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  4. Just the back garden this year! Beautiful place, great facilities!

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  5. Just to Staffordshire this year

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  6. We are going camping this year in the UK

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  7. Spencer Broadley20/07/2016, 10:59

    To Devon where we have booked a cottage for a week

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  8. portsmouth :-)

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  9. Not going anywhere this year :o(

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  10. Vicky Limerick20/07/2016, 13:10

    Tenerife

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  11. Elizabeth Hinds20/07/2016, 16:08

    Wales and then I'm taking my eldest daughter to London to see the sights :) Can't wait!

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  12. Florida - lots of mozzies!

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  13. Around Britain and then hopefully Ibiza before the end of the year.

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  14. We've already been to Northern Cyprus, but hopefully also off to the Canaries later in the summer!

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  15. Joanne Phillips20/07/2016, 21:06

    We are staying in the Uk and visiting Wales this year :)

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  16. Maria Rogers20/07/2016, 21:06

    nothing booked yet, but still hoping!?! I dont need to go abroad to get bitten, they enjoy munching on me even in my own garden!

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  17. to the seaside, no real holiday for me unfortunately

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  18. angela boucher20/07/2016, 22:35

    Camping in the local forest park.

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  19. Just a few days out this year, cant afford a holiday :(

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  20. We're off to Scotland. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  21. We are off to Minehead, this summer.

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  22. Thailand, but not until the Autumn - can't wait though!

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  23. helen tovell21/07/2016, 19:49

    Around England for my family and I

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  24. Just day trips to Yorkshire and the Lincolnshire coast this year.

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  25. hopefully a camping trip somewhere

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  26. We're camping in France - Can't wait

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  27. Off to the Peak District

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  28. later this year- australia

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  29. Only to the bottom of my garden

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  30. Denielle Nicol23/07/2016, 21:10

    Just around my local area

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  31. no where - work work work for me!

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  32. Carly Belsey24/07/2016, 11:08

    We are going to Cornwall on a caravan trip. Not quite abroad but I'm so excited about it :-)

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  33. We#re hopefully going back to Lanzarote

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  34. Blackpool.

    Rachel Craig

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  35. We are going glamping in a log cabin in Cambridgeshire.

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  36. i will not be :( but my daughter is going away with my sister in law.

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  37. We went to Lanzarote earlier this year. I would use the zappit on our family cruise around the med next year

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  38. We're travelling o Disneyland Paris this summer 😊

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  39. any where that does not have biting creatures......hmm that rules out Scotland then.....lol....Oban for when the next grandchild is born any day now

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  40. just the odd day trip for us

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  41. Off to Spain

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  42. The the beach for bonfire's at night x

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  43. Just staying at home this year x

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  44. We went to Devon but are back now xx

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  45. Chris Andrews04/08/2016, 19:00

    Where will you be travelling to this summer?. . . . . we are giving greece a miss this year and staying in the UK (already done Scotland / York / N Wales

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  46. were going to skegness :)

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  47. Unfortunatley my brain pressure is too high to fly yet again so nowhere this year but I will get abroad at some time in my lifetime. We may go to the seaside somewhere in the UK though weather depending.

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  48. Corfu, I always get bitten by mozzies so these would be fab to stop me scratching my skin raw!!

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  49. No plans this summer, unfortunately

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  50. No plans as we have already been to Cornwall for our family holiday this year! :D

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  51. Wales and hopefully Spain xxx

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  52. Been to Spain

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  53. Not sure as yet as hoping to get a late deal hopefully to The Canaries :-)

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  54. Bulgaria, visiting family

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  55. Hopefully Devon or Cornwall for us.

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  56. \We have just booked Greece for October

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  57. Fordham to see our best friends get married!

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  58. I'll be going to Scotland where they have horrid biting midges.....

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  59. we stayed in the UK and went to Haggerston

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  60. Janet Johnston14/08/2016, 18:56

    North Devon x

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  61. Vanessa Jumeau14/08/2016, 19:10

    Malia, Greece :)

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  62. Not in the summer but in october holidays to Greece.

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  63. Hopefully down south, we staying in England this year

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  64. Florida, Disney World

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