How to Become Invisible to Mosquitoes

Kite: a patch that keeps mosquitoes at bay

Aug 22, 2013

Have you ever wished you could be invisible to mosquitoes? Not only is a mosquito bite itchy and annoying, it can actually pose more of a threat; these tiny insects carry life threatening diseases such as malaria, West Nile Virus and Dengue Fever.
Kite Patch is an innovative and nontoxic solution to keep mosquitoes at bay for up to 48 hours. The sticker-like patch affixes to clothing, and is a proven deterrent against mosquitoes who track humans by smelling the carbon dioxide on our breath.  
The idea for Kite Patch was conceived by the team at University of California, Riverside and the initiative was jumpstarted by generous support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and National Institutes of Health. Since then, Kite has successfully campaigned on Indiegogo to perfect the product and - in partnership with Pilgrim Africa - distribute Kite Patch to Uganda, one of the countries most heavily affected by mosquito-borne illnesses.
The tiny patch is easy to use, works in all different climates and has the potential to save millions of lives. In other words, Kite Patch is close to making people invisible to mosquitoes. 

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