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Last week, I wrote about a genius device that made all the sharks on Shark Tank bid on a piece of the company. The company and device are called The Bug Bite Thing; it’s a chemical-free suction tool that removes insect venom, saliva, and other irritants left under the skin from bugs. A carpenter left a popular comment saying that it also works for some splinters, which is a big bonus.
The Bug Bite Thing is perfect for travelers to throw in their bag. But what’s even better is something that prevents getting bitten in the first place. No one wants to be the laughingstock at a mosquito party, which always seems to happen to me, or to get the terrible diseases that they like to pass along. That’s why, when I go on safari in places like Africa, and I don’t take the malaria meds (they make me feel too sick), I cover up from head to toe.
But here’s a better, portable solution that’s perfect for home or travel. The Thermacell E55 Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller (available on Amazon) is said to create a 20-foot mosquito protection zone and is easy to use. One button keeps mosquitoes away, which is ideal for your backyard, pool and patio, and even on your travels, especially if you’re camping or hanging out by a lake. It gives 12 hours of continuous mosquito protection with the included scent-free refill. For longer protection, there’s a 40-hour refill (sold separately). Just remember to turn off the device when it’s not in use.
The Thermacell E55 Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and a USB charging cable is included. The best part of his is that it repels mosquitoes without chemicals or sprays on your skin. There are no lotions or DEET to apply. No smoke, flames, or citronella and it comes with a two-year warranty. Warning: A reader just informed me “that the repellent is a neurotoxin that is not supposed to be used around dogs (and some other animals too).”
KEEP READING: More Ways to Repel Mosquitos
According to Mosquito Squad, a mosquito and tick control operation (they come to your yard), here are some other general ways to repel mosquitos.