New sorts of mosquito-repellent socks and ankle straps for hikers and sizzling summer time nights

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A group of scientists from the University of Pretoria developed a novel repellant with a longer lifespan.

Summer is here and the warmer temperatures bring pests like mosquitoes.

The hot summer nights mean you need protection outdoors from mozzies, fleas, and tick bites.

After 8 years of malaria control research, a group of scientists from the University of Pretoria developed a novel repellent that lasts longer than commercially available repellants and prevents the transmission of malaria.

Co-founder of No buzzDr. Mthokozisi Sibanda talks to Zain Johnson about the innovative product.

Not only were mosquito-repellent sprays made, but also other personal care products such as insect-repellent cords and socks used by the hiking crew, as 93% of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes bite the ankles and feet.

Listen to the following interview:


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