SEE: Blanket that doubles up as a bug repellant sounds like heaven for mozzie season

SEE: Blanket that doubles up as a bug repellant sounds like heaven for mozzie season

With mosquitoes on the prowl, this blanket sounds pretty cool for Durbanites...

SEE: A blanket that doubles up into a bug repellant sounds like heaven for mozzie season
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There isn't a person who will tell you that they love getting woken up in the middle of the night to fight off that mosquito that keeps buzzing around Or that person that will say, "yes, I love bed bugs and being attacked by flies when I go camping"... 

And, of course, you will get those people that can sleep through it and those that will wake up, put the light on, and search for that little bugger disrupting your beauty sleep. 

Traditionally, we use bug repellents to spray up a storm of mist that potentially puts them to sleep (permanently). But with these repellents you have to close the door, keep your face mask on, and it's not safe for your kids, so you end up having to take certain precautions before even starting off on your mini fumigation episode. 

Then there are the sprays and rub on repellents that either have to be reapplied after a certain amount of time or leave your skin feeling really sticky.

Well, there is some good news! There is now a blanket that has a dual purpose. It serves both as a bug repellent, which is odourless by the way, and it keeps you warm. 

How's that for innovation?!

"This blanket is a stone-cold killer, laced with skin-safe insecticide to keep bugs away (as the “cide” suffix there tells you, this means it kills them)." (The Daily Beast)

The blanket is infused with permethrin. “Permethrin is a pyrethroid insecticide that is similar to the natural insecticide, pyrethrum… Permethrin and other pyrethroids work by overexciting the nervous system of insects, eventually causing the insect to die.” (The Daily Beast)

"An insect that ingests or even comes into contact with the stuff will soon expire and will be rendered incapable of biting you, your kids, or your pets even faster. As for people and pets coming into contact with these blankets, there is no known risk from the insecticide, not even on a superficial level—the blankets are certified as hypoallergenic, with “No Allergy Potential.”" (The Daily Beast)

Durban can get hectic with bugs, especially during the warmer months, and it can be a case of the 'heebie jeebies' if you don't have a plan in place to deal with the bugs. 

This blanket also has some sense of style to it, which just adds another tick from our side. The fabric is described as light, soft, and comes in three designs currently. 

It is also made from 100 percent recycled polyester, so there’s that feel-good, earth-friendly factor, too. 

"And while the blankets will last for years even with regular washings, do note that the efficacy of the insecticide is only rated for 25 wash cycles (and never dry clean the blanket, not that you would), but when you think about how often you wash a blanket anyway, that’s years of bug-killing service to be expected." (The Daily Beast)

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