A Laser Anti Mosquito: The Photonic Fence


For several years, researchers have been working on laser technologies that can identify and then burn insects in flight. We had already broadcast some videos on this subject.

Anti-mosquito laser

Technology seems to be maturing in the United States. Indeed, lasers worthy of the Star Wars will take care of these pests. For example, Asian psylla citrus, despite being 2-3 mm long as an adult, has become the number one public enemy of Florida citrus growers. Spotted for the first time in 1998 in this state, it had already reduced by 50% the production of citrus fruits in 2005. The sap-sucking Hemiptera carries a bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter americanus, which destroys the trees by causing the the so-called “yellow dragon” disease (or Huanglongbing disease), which is causing enormous damage in plantations in the southern United States and Brazil.

How it works

The insect is spotted by a blue laser. The computer then calculates the beat frequency of the wings then an infrared laser fires a flash on the insect.

This technology could also apply to mosquitoes that we know well together, even if it remains for the moment overpriced for an individual.

The mosquito nets

You do not always think about it, but here is the most effective anti-mosquito solution. I use it especially for my baby who marks a lot of mosquito bites and who itches a lot then, but I could also use it over my bed (a mosquito net for two people costs about twenty euros) . Forcibly, it is recommended not to lock yourself with a mosquito in the mosquito net, otherwise a torrid night is assured, but not necessarily as you hope …

You can also equip your windows and doors with mosquito nets, it is very effective, but not always practical or pretty

How can a matainsects be integrated into the decoration?

Everyone likes to live without insects in the home, but many times that desire to live with relaxation can have open windows is contrasted with how little decorative and expensive these devices seem to be. In this article we will unseat all those topics, seeing that you can live at ease with our insect killer.

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