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BugZing Signs Exclusive Sales Distribution Deal with Maxx Cleanup Inc.

We are excited to announce that BugZing has reached an exclusive distribution deal for the South Pacific with Maxx Cleanup, a California company. The distribution region covers the Territories of American Samoa, Australia, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Tokelau, Cook Islands, Tahiti, French Polynesia, Pitcairn Islands Group and the Countries of Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated […]

NM-made mosquito repellent edges toward sales

Albuquerque Journal – August 15, 2016 Tucumcari-based inventor Robert Hockaday has created a new, wearable mosquito-repelling device that could take the bite out of today’s growing Zika virus. Hockaday, a physicist, mechanical engineer and all-round inventor, created his new BugBling to help combat mosquito-borne diseases by never getting bit in the first place. The patented […]

NMSU researcher collaborates with company

A New Mexico State University professor is collaborating with a New Mexico company and Arrowhead Center through the New Mexico Small Business Assistance program to test the efficacy of a mosquito repellent wristband that promises to be more effective than other commercially available repellents. The BugBlingTM band has different active ingredients compared to other mosquito […]

U.S. officials warn Zika ‘scarier’ than initially thought

Reuters Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:57pm EDT Top health officials expressed heightened concern on Monday about the threat posed to the United States by the Zika virus, saying the mosquito that spreads it is now present in about 30 states and hundreds of thousands of infections could appear in Puerto Rico. At a White House briefing, […]

Brazilian Health Officials: Don’t get pregnant

Rio de Janeiro (CNN), December 23, 2015 That’s the message for would-be parents, especially in the country’s northeast, after officials linked a mosquito-borne virus called Zika to a surge in newborn microcephaly, a neurological disorder that can result in incomplete brain development. “It’s a very personal decision, but at this moment of uncertainty, if families can […]