This tiny, wearable patch makes you invisible to mosquitos

This sto­ry about a wear­able patch keep­ing #mos­qui­tos away sounds inter­est­ing. I couldn’t find much more in-depth report­ing on this, so I won­der if any­one can com­ment on this as a pos­si­ble alter­na­tive to DEET.

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.

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