Researcher develops new mosquito repelling wristband
(KOAT) -- Spring is just a few months away, but once the snow melts, there could be a lot of standing water. Problems! But, one man from New Mexico created a new device to help battle the pests.
Mosquitoes carry diseases that can be fatal and there will soon be an alternative to bug spray. The idea is you can put a wristband on when you need it, and keep the mosquitoes away.
See more of the device in the gallery below:
Tested and developed in the labs at New Mexico State University, "BugBling" does a very effective job of hiding you from mosquitoes.
Effective for up to 800 hours, one "BugBling" wristband can continuously run for up to a month or used sparingly, it could last an entire summer season.
But you are not going to see them on store shelves just yet. Robert says he has one final hurdle to clear before he can bring this revolutionary product to the market: he has to get it approved by the EPA.
Nevertheless, it's a great alternative to spraying and spreading chemicals on your skin, "BugBling" has the potential to be the next big thing.
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