Keeping mosquitoes at bay? There’s an app for that

(NBC News) – If you’re looking to ditch the citronella candles and sticky spray this summer in order to keep the mosquitoes away, there’s an app for that.

There are several apps already available on the iPhone and Android that are supposed to keep the bugs away. One emits a high-frequency sound that is supposed to drive the pesky insects away, and the maker claims it’s 100 percent effective.

You can check them out for yourself in your smartphone’s app store. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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