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.