Miki Locos Co. Ltd company is selling hyper-realistic dragonfly-shaped pendants that it claims can keep mosquitoes and other pesky insects away without any chemicals. Where?
In Japan, of course!
Did you know dragonflies are among the most successful predators in the animal kingdoms?
Not by chance, they have a predation success rate of about 95%, and it seems insects fear them so much that the mere sight of a dragonfly causes them to run or fly away for their lives.
At least, that’s what the makers of this popular dragonfly-shaped pendant want their clients to believe. And that’s because they are not selling it as a cool accessory for insect enthusiasts, but as a mosquitoes and other bugs repellent.
Just put the pendant around your neck or somewhere where it’s very visible, and you won’t have to worry about them anymore!
As we know, there are plenty of mosquito-repelling solutions available these days, but the most effective of them contain chemicals the effects of which on the human body aren’t fully understood.
The dragonfly-shaped pendant sold by company, on the other hand, promises a simple, chemical-free solution. That means it can safely be worn by children and the elderly, who can now engage in all kinds of outdoor activities without fear of mosquito bites!
A dream, for most people….
Either way, this unusual mosquito repellent is made primarily of PVC, is 100-mm-long and has a wingspan of 130 mm. It can be worn as a pendant around the neck, but it also comes with a clip that you can attach to your hat, pant pockets, backpacks, or anywhere you think bugs are most likely to see it.
According to the manufacturer, the dragonfly pendant is effective against a variety of insects, including mosquitoes, bees and stink bugs.
But that may be just marketing, as actually it’s the user reviews that count, right?
Interestingly enough, it seems that people who have tried the pendants have surprisingly positive things to say about it….
Skeptical or not that a dragonfly-shaped accessory, no matter how realistic it may be, can keep real insects away….would you try it?
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