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This Television Repels Mosquitoes

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The South Korean electronics company LG is selling a television set that drives away mosquitoes with ultrasonic sound waves. It's marketing the TV in India, where mosquitoes are a major public health menace. Each 32" monitor costs about $400 USD. UPI quotes the company:

"The ultrasonic sound waves effectively drives away the mosquitoes keeping your loved ones absolutely safe at home. Since no harmful chemicals are used, it is also odor-free and not hazardous to health like the conventional methods used for keeping mosquito away," the company said on its website.

-via Ace of Spades HQ


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All testing has shown ultrasonic insect repellent devices don't work. And what's more, I see no reason to combine these two unrelated devices. Would you buy a refrigerator-stove, or a lawnmower-car?
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I was wondering about the entomology of it all. Likely it will just act as a selecting agent and promote reproduction among mosquitoes that are not affected by it.
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I heard that many scientists found these sound-based products don't work.
Could be a good excuse for when TVs make that annoying high-pitched noise sometimes, blame it on the mosquito repellent.
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