Episode 8: How Kite mosquito patches work

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Videos about the Kite mosquito repellent stickers have been making their way around social media and news outlets. In this episode the host explains how the chemicals in these patches physically interact with the mosquito to change their behavior.

The advertisement that the listener posted with questions about if these patches work and how.

More detailed information about how neurons work.

The paper discussed in this episode is "Ultra-prolonged activation of CO2-sensing neurons disorients mosquitoes"

News articles about the research and the company from Huffington Post, University of California Riverside Today, The Press Enterprise, University of California Riverside Newsroom, and Bloomberg

If you are interested in more about how insects of many types (bees, ants, mosquitoes, ect) use CO2, read The role of carbon dioxide in host-finding by mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae): a review . Which was used for a source for this episode.

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