New app for smart phones repels mosquitoes


POSTED: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 5:03pm

UPDATED: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:52am

A new smart phone app is supposed to repel mosquitoes by emitting a high frequency sounds. The app is free to download and has adjustable frequency levels so that you may use the frequency level suitable for your region.

Once you've downloaded the app, you simply hit the mosquito button and a blue light will highlight a mosquito symbol. That tells the user the frequency sounds are on and repelling the mosquitoes, who find the sound displeasing. The sounds are higher than dog whistles, so they won't be heard by the human ear.

East Texans have mixed reviews on the app. While most agreed on using sprays and citronella candles, not everyone was eager to switch to a smart app believing that "it just couldn't work". Others were encouraged by the app saying it could eliminate the use of chemical sprays and would look in to downloading it.

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This is just a new implementation of high frequency mosquito repellants that have been around for years. They do very little repelling- boat supply houses on the coast (chandlery's) stopped selling them years ago because they aren't very effective.

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