New varieties of mosquito-repellent socks and ankle straps for hikers and scorching summer season 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 hygiene products such as insect repellent cords and socks for the hiking team, as 93% of mosquitoes that transmit malaria bite around the ankles and feet.

Listen to the following interview:


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