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This tiny, wearable patch makes you invisible to mosquitos

A mosquito can detect the carbon dioxide emanating from a prospective meal from hundreds of feet away. The Kite Patch, a small, non-toxic sticker that you place on your clothing, can jam a mosquito's CO2 radar. Wear one, the patch's creators say, and you'll be effectively invisible to the bloodsuckers for up to 48 hours.

Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent: clothing spray for harvest mites shipping from USA 7-23 days, order before the next season starts!

Mousticare textile spray is designed to protect you from bites that pass through clothing or bedding. This spray provides protection for up to 6 weeks against mosquitos. Ideal for use on clothing, bedding, mosquito nets, strollers, curtains, tents, backpacks, socks etc.

Pyramid Ecoguard Midge Protection Insect Mosquito Repellent Spray: Sports & Outdoors


African scientist, designer partner to fashion anti-malaria garment that wards off mosquitoes

Sandy Mattei models a design by Matilda Ceesay; Cornell prototype garment worn to protect wearer from malaria. Designed by fashion students at Cornell from the Gambia and Kenya. USes metal organic framework molecules (MOFs)

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Chikungunya revives herbal remedies in Antigua

chikungunya is a virus and needs to run its course," he explains. With no antiviral medicines available yet to fight chikungunya, the only sure-fire way to deal with it is not to get it. The government is therefore trying to stem the outbreak in Antigua, which has seen 1,442 suspected cases to date, through preventative measures. They have stepped up insecticide spraying in communities and made bulk purchases of bed nets and repellent. A public education campaign urges residents to avoid…