Kite Insect Repellant Patch
If there was one living being whose extinction wouldn’t make us miss a beat – ecological consequences aside – it’s the mosquito. So far, we’ve had to coat our skin and clothes in disgusting DEET for lack of better options, but perhaps Kite will relegate that to the past. Each Kite patch contains a safe, novel spatial bug repellant that blocks the mosquito’s carbon dioxide-sensing capabilities, disrupting their ability to detect humans for up to 48 hours per patch. And if Kite manages to eliminate a major nuisance for campers, hikers and the like, we shudder to imagine its impact in malaria-ridden countries across the pond.