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An app that claims to repel mosquitoes

An app that claims to repel mosquitoes
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Mosquitoes. They can instantly ruin a good summer picnic, outdoor adventure or night with the windows open.

Not only can a mosquito bite swell up and itch like crazy, keeping them away isn't pleasant either. There are sticky bug sprays, smelly candles, and even after all that, you still get bit!

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Instead of messing with smelly solutions, try the Anti Mosquito - Sonic Repeller app. I know what you're thinking - "How can an app possibly keep bugs from biting me?"

The app plays a unique, high-frequency sound that supposedly keeps mosquitoes and other bugs away. The human ear can't hear that frequency, so it won't bother you.

The app's designers admit that it's not 100% effective. They say that there are 3,500 known species of mosquitoes and not all are repelled by the same frequencies of sound.

I wasn't able to find any scientific research supporting the idea of sound as a mosquito repellent, and we don't have many mosquitoes here in Phoenix - one of the few good things about the insane heat - so I wasn't able to test it out myself.

Still, the app is free, so download it for yourself and give it a go. Then, let me know in the comments below if it worked for you.

Update: This morning, the Android link for this app was taken down. If you want to try an Android mosquito repellent, I've linked to Anti Mosquito HD.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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