Electronic Mosquito Repellents

Submitted: Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 17:00
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Has anyone had any practical experience with the various electronic mozzie gizmos to repel mozzies ? I'm not talking about bug zappers but the kind that emit high pitch sounds to repel mozzies.

For example, Australian Geographic sell one :


And I've seen others that emit sounds like dragonflies etc that are supposed to send the mozzies packing.

I'm highly skeptical that these things work but would be delighted to hear from people who claim then do (brand/model etc)

I'm aware of many commerical products (eg bushman, repel) and home grown lotions (dettol/eucalytus, metho/black tea) and vitamin B overdosing, but I'm specifically interested in the electonic gizmo experiences.

Thanks in anticipation for your feedback
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 17:20

Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 17:20
Rod I also would be interested .
Even beter if they are battery operated, and if they do realy work outside.

All the best

www.capeyorkconnections.com.auCape York Connections
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Reply By: Viola - Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 18:19

Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 18:19
Darling they do not work at all and do not even reduce those darsted mossies
If they did work I would have a dozen
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 19:05

Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 19:05

:-)I love it when you talk DIRTY !
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Reply By: rolande- Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 23:31

Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 23:31
I remember seeing these things for the first time 30 years ago, small yellow boxes tradies wore on their belts, adjust the pitch to that of the mozzie to scare them away. Didn't work then and I don't believe would work now. Stick to the tropical strength lotions, just don't use them all the time as they can be hazardous to some people when used continually over extended periods. Don't normally like to post negative responses but wouldn't want you to waste your money on someone else's crap.
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Reply By: Member - PatC - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 09:51

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 09:51
Part of my job is vector control. At a conference in Brissy last year a scientist guy who had done a lot of research on electronic insect repellents told us they couldn't find any proof at all that any of them worked.Make plans... not excuses.
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Follow Up By: Moose - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 14:49

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 14:49
Excuse my ignorance - what's vector control?
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Follow Up By: Member - PatC - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 08:29

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 08:29
Hi Moose, Vector Control is basically killing mossies and other critters to control the spread of (or vectoring of) disease as opposed to pest control that cleans up annoying pests like ants sandflies etc.Make plans... not excuses.
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