The patch that makes you invisible to mosquitoes

You’ve been there, scratching that big mosquito bite and wishing those bloodsuckers were never born.

The good news is relief is on its way. A patch will be commercially available next year that can make you undetectable to mosquitoes. It works by interfering with their ability to sense carbon dioxide, which is how they find you.

The Kite Patch was developed out of research at UC Riverside and is produced with food-grade and non-toxic compounds, making it a much safer alternative to most insect repellents like DEET. Once the company gets EPA approval, the Kite Patch will be available in the United States.

And with Zika virus looming as a global health emergency (not to mention malaria), this patch could have the potential to save lives.