When founder and CEO Ruchi Shah was only 15 years old, she was traveling with her family to India. Amongst the beauty and culture, Ruchi saw a long line of people outside of a medical clinic waiting for treatment. One of the most prominent epidemics in developing countries like India are mosquito transmitted diseases. Carrying the memory of those in need home, Ruchi set out on a life changing journey with the hope of helping them. After fervent research, she came to a conclusion. Over 250 million people worldwide are affected by malaria alone, a majority of those people concentrated in developing countries. Often, the people in these places cannot afford protection from mosquito transmitted diseases. With this in mind, Ruchi decided to create an all-natural mosquito repellent which could be shipped worldwide inexpensively.
"Hundreds of failed recipes—and bites—later, I found the winner. Mosquitoes Be Gone is the first repellent to neutralize nitrogen-based compounds in sweat. And it's all-natural."
- CEO, Ruchi Shah
The trials for creating this repellent began with some encouragement from a few of Ruchi Shah's mentors. She began building the equipment for experiments in her garage, testing out different questions that she had about mosquito-related behavior. What she found became the building blocks for the formula her repellent would have. Playing with fruit juices, plant extracts, and other natural materials, she finally found a recipe with promise. This formula is now patent pending and for sale! Check out the Purchase tab for more details.
Although we are still in the early stages, Mosquitoes Be Gone, LLC has big goals for the upcoming year. As of May 2019, our product has officially launched and our formula is Patent Pending! We are looking to bring our repellent to larger audiences soon. We are currently selling at local Farmer's Markets as well.