Every once in a while a device comes along that immediately demands to be mine. This is one of those times. I would love to live in my backyard all summer long, except we have a ton of trees and shrubs and the mosquitoes are the size of eagles with the bloodthirstiness of velociraptors. Thus I am often trapped in my house when I would be perfectly content in my hammock or chaise longue enjoying the outdoors. That could well be changing soon.

The Cordless Backyard Mosquito Mister uses “EPA-registered permethrin–a synthetic form of naturally occurring pyrethrin derived from chrysanthemum” and claims to kill 90% of typical backyard bugs such as mosquitos, fleas, ticks, flies and gnats. The best part is it supposedly will protect a 2,000-square-foot area for six hours after using it for only 30 seconds. It features a rustproof, two-gallon polypropylene tank that accepts a bottle of permethrin (sold separately) which can be mixed with water from a garden hose. Three nozzles generate a fine mist, so no worries about big splotches of chemical-laced water landing on you. The included battery is rechargeable using the included A/C adapter, and should last for up to 15 mistings on a charge.

The machine itself runs just under $300.00 US, and the 6.4 oz. bottle of pyrethrin costs just under $35.00 (provides up to 20 three-minute applications), and will be available after April 28. It might be a bit spendy for the average consumer, but if you are the type of person who would rather live in the yard than in the house it should be very easy to justify the cost.

Source: Red Ferret

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