[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Turn your frequency generator into a super powerful mosquito repeller

nanonano at mediagala.com nanonano at mediagala.com
Fri Jul 8 04:58:40 EDT 2011

/>James Cameron wrote:
 > Is there any evidence base for repelling mosquitos using low 
frequency sound?

There is an Article that says that the experiments done with low and 
high frecuencies failed:


/"Another type of electronic mosquito repeller is claimed to "mimic 
perfectly the sound of dragon-flies, natural enemies of mosquitoes". In 
this case Schreiber et al (1991) measured that the frequency emitted was 
30 Hz, much lower than the minimum frequency reported for the mosquito 
wing beat (Clements 1999). Schreiber et al (1991) with field and 
laboratory tests in Florida and Curtis (1994) with laboratory trials in 
London, England also_* report negative results of this device *_in 
eliciting a repellent effect on mosquito females. "

/Paolo Benini
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