After contracting a serious case of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever a couple years ago, and hearing from friends how terrible their cases of Malaria were, I have become very interested in bug virus prevention techniques.
The Wall Street Journal just published an informative article about wearable bug repellent that you don’t have to rub into your skin.
The following items were featured in the article, but I haven’t tested any of them yet.
Off! Clip On repellent provides personal protection from mosquitoes. If you move, allow a few minutes for the unit to rebuild its protection. Protects against mosquitoes that may carry West Nile Virus. Unlike ordinary personal repellents, OFF! Clip-On repellent provides mosquito protection without putting anything on your skin.
Terminix AllClear SideKick Mosquito Repeller Kit is an all-natural clip-able repellent you don’t spray on! Repels mosquitoes, gnats, and midges for 18 hours. Works by diffusing a proprietary, botanical scent to protect your space. Simple to use: just insert cartridge and batteries (included) and start repelling.
Includes: 1 SideKick Repeller, 1 Refill Cartridge, 2 AAA batteries
BugBand Wristband is a good choice for recreational and lighter-duty applications, the BugBand wristband comes in multiple colors, including dark green, light green, blue, yellow, red, pink, and glow-in-the-dark. The vapors from the plastic BugBand wristband form a protective shield around the immediate area, keeping insects a safe distance away. While many repellents are easily diluted or rinsed off with swimming or perspiration, the wristband just keeps working, up to 120 hours. It’s packaged in an innovative reusable plastic pod which can be used to store the wristband and can be sealed between uses to preserve the active life of the product. The plastic band is designed with a patented break-away strap that snaps if it becomes entangled. It can also be worn on belt loops, hatbands, pet collars, fastened in tents, attached to baby carriages or applied to other areas where insects could be a problem. Several wristbands can be strung together to create a longer band.
Para’ Kito Mosquito Repellent Band is a natural anti-mosquitoe equipment. It is non-toxic, for the whole family, and waterproof. It comes with 2 active and disposable pellets to place under the bands protection net. 13 colors available.