Pesky mozzies are more than mere annoyance: mosquitoes are capable of transmitting several diseases, including West Nile virus, Zika virus, malaria, dengue fever, Chikungunya, and dog heartworm.
So when it comes to thwarting these pests, we at Hammacher Schlemmer provide items that help you block them, bait them, or blast them!
Available only from Hammacher Schlemmer, The Full Coverage Mosquito Blocking Shirt repels mosquitos from your personal space with a lightweight, super-fine 1-1/4”mm mesh material that shields the skin from mosquitoes, ticks, and other pests. While standard insect repellents must be reapplied after swimming or sunbathing, it provides continuous and environmentally friendly protection against insects without DEET.
If blocking isn’t your preferred tactic, then baiting them with The One Acre Environmentally Safe Mosquito Trap might be the option for you. It lures mosquitoes within a one-acre radius by emitting heat, odorless carbon dioxide (to mimic human respiration), and light and then traps and isolates the insect until it dies from dehydration.
And if you’ve simply had it with these creatures to the point that blasting them is necessary, The Solar Insect Zappers might be the way to go. Only available from Hammacher Schlemmer, this set of four devices use a solar-powered UV bulb that comes on at night to lure mosquitoes and then eliminates them with a 300-volt electric charge, all while illuminating your walkway with an accent light at the touch of a button.
To control the mosquito population around your home as much as possible, eliminate sources of standing water – and not just the obvious bird baths and empty flower pots. Clear clogged gutters, don’t leave pet bowls outdoors, bring in kids’ toys and drain the wading pool. Even the amount of water that fits in a bottle cap creates a potential mosquito breeding spot.
Beat those skeeters!