Our little red dot is plagued with dengue – with more than 8,000 people having come down with this viral infection that is spread by the Aedes mosquito. Experts expect that Singapore will experience its worst dengue epidemic ever this year. The last time we were greatly affected by dengue was in 2005, when more than 14,000 people were infected with 25 deaths reported.
Now, that’s some scary statistics!
I was given a set of KONK® I with Air Guard (AG) Timed Release Mister and KONK® I (pronounced as k-onk, like ‘ker‘ with ‘onk‘) Handheld Flying Insect Killer products to test and this couldn’t have come at a better time given how everyone is on a heightened alert against dengue.
[Photo credit: Our Lifestyle Shop]
What exactly is KONK® I?
KONK® I is reputed to be one of the most effective and safest insecticides known to man. How is it non-toxic? Well, the main active ingredient in KONK® I is Pyrethrin which is a natural extract that comes from the chrysanthemum flower.
[Photo taken from the web]
KONK® I contains no CFCs or other ozone depleting substances. That’s good to know because do we really need another one of these products that harm the environment?
KONK® I is registered by the Vector Control and Research Department, National Environment Agency in Singapore. So it’s safe for use in our homes in Singapore. Made in USA, a can of KONK® I can last for 30 days, 24 hours a day in its battery-operated air-guard (AG) dispenser.
How does KONK® I work?
I must admit that I was pretty intrigued on how KONK® I actually works. I mean a natural pesticide? Can it really do the job? How does it work exactly?
I’ve been told that KONK® I attacks the insects’ nervous systems and kills it slowly. I had wanted to insert a picture of an insect’s nervous system but what I could find online kinda grossed me out, so I decided to spare you the gore. And guess what, KONK® I does not just kill flies, it also kills mosquitoes, gnats, midges, house flies, fruit flies, horse flies, ants and get this, it repels cockroaches!
You’ve gotta use the KONK® I with the patented automatic Air Guard (AG) Timed Release Mister (otherwise known as dispenser). The Mister automatically discharges a time-released metered dose of CFC-free natural insecticide. One unit of this in the air can control up to 170m³ of space.
Putting KONK® I to work:
With the new-found knowledge, I couldn’t wait to put the KONK® I together with the dispenser to good use.
Opened up the packaging and the instructions looked rather tricky but I managed to decipher them. So you know it wasn’t all that difficult! Hehe..
Open the plastic case by inserting a coin into the slot at the bottom of the case and twist. The 2 parts of the device should come apart rather easily.
Lift the front case with the motorised devices upwards and separate the 2 cases apart.
Now, taking the KONK® I can of insect killer, you first remove the spray button.
Kinda easy for it comes out rather easily.
Next, simply screw the can into the device. Remember not to over-tighten otherwise, removal of the can might be difficult.
Now, that didn’t look too difficult right? 🙂
It’s now been put to good use within our bedroom and different areas of the home. I’m actually kinda excited to test-drive this product for this natural pesticide is not only environmentally friendly but harmless to humans (plus pets – good for Sparky).
Stay tuned for updates along the way and perhaps a couple of pictures if I manage to snap some unfortunate creepy crawlies that this nifty device has wiped out. Also, in 2 weeks time, I will be testing out the KONK® I Handheld Flying Insect Killer, so do watch out for that post to come.
Where can KONK® I be purchased?
If you wish to purchase this nifty device that can help protect your loved ones from dengue, simple swing on by to
Our Lifestyle Shop to place your order. Be sure to check out the other products they have available for sale as well while you are at it.
The KONK® I with the AG Timed Release Mister device comes as a set and you can get your very own starter set at only S$159 with a 2-year guarantee.
Stand to win
Our Lifestyle Shop is giving away a 30-day protect program against dengue to 8 lucky winners. To win this, simply join their mailing list and who knows you just might be lucky enough to win this prize that will protect your loved ones against dengue.
Closing date is 16 July, so what are you waiting for?
That’s not all, remember to like Our Lifestyle Shop’s Facebook page to find out more about their products and special offers.
——–Disclaimer : lady J’s musings received a KONK® I with Air Guard (AG) Timed Release Mister and a KONK® I Handheld Flying Insect Killer products from Our Lifestyle Shop to test and review. No monetary rewards were given. All views expressed are purely of my own.