Mosquitoes are unquestionably one of the most annoying insects out there. Everyone hates them. They don’t just suck your blood and give red itchy bumps, but also transmit some serious diseases like malaria, fever, dengue, West Nile Virus, etc. Of course, mankind has come up with several ways to repel these dangerous two-winged bloodsuckers, such as sprays, ointments, candles, and creams. Although these synthetic mosquito repellents are indeed fairly effective at keeping away mosquitoes, they are all toxic to some extent. Luckily from now onwards, there’s no need to use such dangerous toxic repellents, as a research team from California has successfully developed a new completely effective mosquito repellent product which is 100% non-toxic. As called the Kite Mosquito Patch, this newest weapon against mosquitoes is a small powerful wearable patch, using which people can become virtually invisible to mosquitoes for up to 48 hours!
These newly-developed mosquito repellent patches are small, lightweight and easy-to-use. Unlike other synthetic mosquito repellents that require you to rub harsh chemicals on your body, the Kite Mosquito Patch is designed to stick to clothing. Yes, you can simply stick the patch to any part of your clothing, and you’ll be mosquito free for up to 48 hours. Measuring just 1.5 x 1.5 inches, a Kite Patch is really very small and so you can wear it on a jacket sleeve or a shirt without feeling too conspicuous. Moreover, it will leave very little residue on clothes just as a normal sticker that means anything that is left behind can be easily washed off with household detergent.
So, how does it work? The whole concept of this mosquito repellent patch is based on the fact that Mosquitoes find us by detecting CO2 that we constantly exhale. The Kite Mosquito Patch works by disrupting this particular ability of a mosquito to sense CO2. The patch contains a proprietary blend of non-toxic ingredients which emanates a faint, pleasant scent. And this scent reportedly inhibits the carbon dioxide receptors in mosquitoes, blocking its ability to sense humans. In this way, the wearers of this patch will become virtually invisible to mosquitoes as long as the compound remains active. Moreover, the active ingredients used in this patch are approved and considered absolutely safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for human consumption. As this ground-breaking product comes stuffed with 100% non-toxic compounds, it can be used by people of all ages, including small kids and pregnant women.
According to the company, the initial large-scale testing of Kite Mosquito Patches is planned to take place in Uganda, where mosquito-borne illnesses are more prevalent. Later on, once they get U.S. approval, it is highly expected that these handy patches will be made available to consumers all around the world. So far, the company has not revealed any details regarding when the patch will be launched or how much it would cost. However, it is believed that this mosquito repellent patch would cost less than existing synthetic mosquito repellents available in the market.
A Patch That Creates a Mosquito Free Zone video from youtube: