Mosquito repellents and repellents | The best of 2023

Mosquito repellents and repellents | The best of 2023

There is about a month left before the arrival of spring which, as we know, brings with it the desire to spend a few hours outdoors, where, however, these relaxing intervals are often interrupted by the presence of annoying insects or animals. We have therefore created a buying guide on the best mosquito repellent devices on the market. All the proposals in this selection are options designed to imprison, drive away and sometimes eliminate the presence of flying insects, with some articles capable of being effective even against rodents and crawling animals, in order to spend time outdoors in complete safety.

Read also: Mosquito nets | The best of 2023 Obviously these are devices which, to be efficient, must be used correctly, also for safety reasons. In fact, we are still talking about products that, in some cases, could be harmful or cause skin irritation. Unless specified, you can still place them near a baby cot. Most of these products are also resistant enough to be left running for hundreds of hours outdoors even in the middle of winter. Others may have a particular design that can be used both outdoors and indoors.

We don't want to go further, also because we will go into various aspects in the second part of the article, which is why we leave you ours below. selection of the best anti-mosquito devices and repellents, which will remain updated season after season, so that you can always buy the most modern product that best suits your needs.

The best anti-mosquito devices

Chicco | Ultrasound Biogents BG-Mosquitaire | A trap YINAMA | Electrical ASPECTEK | Electric Vape | With platelets

Bean | Ultrasound

We begin by offering you a mosquito repellent device with ultrasound technology, as well as one of the simplest and safest to use, given that it does not emit any kind of chemical substances. It is powered by a 1.5 V alkaline battery (included in the package), so you can take it with you to activate it when needed, obtaining continuous protection for about 100 hours. Despite being aesthetically a minimal device, the effectiveness reaches up to 3 meters, which means that you can enjoy your relaxing days outdoors without worrying about insect bites. In short, a highly recommended device, produced among other things by a brand that is committed to making everyday challenges easier.


Biogents BG-Mosquitaire | A trap

Biogents BG-Mosquitaire is a very efficient anti-mosquito device and particularly suitable for outdoor use. Its operation consists in capturing the mosquitoes and trapping them inside a bag. To ensure that insects are attracted, it requires electricity, the consumption of which is only 5W. It is non-toxic and does not work with ultrasound technology, but relies on convection currents and artificial human odor to catch mosquitoes. When placed correctly, preferably in a damp, shady location, Biogents BG-Mosquitaire is among the most effective mosquito repellent devices out there.


YINAMA | Electric

Let's now move on to what is perhaps the most widely used type of mosquito repellent, suitable for both indoors and outdoors, namely the electric one. There are so many models in this format, but YINAMA's proposal will be appreciated for its 18W lamp, which will give a strong electric shock to exterminate mosquitoes, flies, moths, midges and other flying insects. When switched on in the evening, the typically bluish-tinted lamp also serves as ambient light, attracting insects even more. It is IP44 waterproof, so it can withstand various atmospheric changes. As mentioned, it can be placed anywhere, from the bedroom to the garage. No chemicals, which also makes it odorless and safe for pregnant women, children and pets.


ASPECTEK | Electric

Another valid electric anti-mosquito device which therefore deserves to be taken into consideration is the one produced by ASPECTEK. It is a device with a horizontal structure, therefore suitable for standing on solid and large surfaces. The horizontal design also allows the device to have a wider front, potentially attracting more insects, making it more efficient. According to the manufacturer, in fact, this model attracts insects up to 25 meters, a much higher distance than the average. Domestic use of this device is obviously made safe by a protective body, in the form of a grid, which is not too thin so that even the largest mosquitoes can be captured.


Vape | With platelets

If you prefer to rely on the most classic method that exists to protect yourself from mosquitoes during the spring and summer, thus opting for a device based on platelets, then we advise you to buy the Vape solution which, with a single plate, ensures 12-hour protection . There are also 10 plates included in the package, therefore you will have a theoretical protection of two weeks without resorting to new expenses. The method by which insects are repelled consists in heating the plate, which must be added manually to the device, which releases a compound which keeps mosquitoes and other types of insects away. Unlike other types, platelet solutions tend not to be totally odorless, so keep this in mind if you don't want any kind of nuisance.


How to choose the anti-mosquito device

As often happens, it is the use you think of making it the discriminating element in choosing the perfect device, so we remind you to pay close attention when buying, since some solutions designed for outdoors cannot also be used indoors and vice versa. First of all, let's find out what are the main types of mosquito repellents available on the market and their respective advantages, so that you can get a clear idea of ​​which one could be the most suitable for your purpose.

Ultrasound devices

These devices are mainly designed to be used in large environments, or in the presence of children and pets or if you are looking for minimally invasive solutions that allow you to obtain the best results without the use of pesticides or harmful solutions. The devices that use this technology often require a continuous flow of energy and in fact it is possible to find solutions that connect directly to the electric plug, or others with wire that allow greater mobility.


These devices are excellent for those who don't want to "hurt even a fly", since they use infrared lights to attract insects and, also using special motors, suck them into special hermetic containers that prevent them from escaping. The containers can then be extracted and opened in complete safety to throw away the dead insects.

Electrified mosquito nets

The most classic solution when you think of anti-mosquito devices that keep insects away outdoors is undoubtedly this. In fact, a plug is enough, place the mosquito net in a high place and the game is done. Effective and lethal, however, this solution has some small drawbacks, such as having to occasionally clean the device from insects and the continuous hiss of current that is perceived once activated.


Other types very widespread anti-mosquito devices are the products that exploit the heat given off by the electric current to heat a metal surface, which then goes on to "burn" a compound that keeps mosquitoes and other insects away. These devices, however effective, still release substances into the air which could be annoying if perceived in high doses or in rooms where there is no air recirculation. These products are also available in portable versions, which allow maximum mobility, using small gas cylinders to heat the plate.

Indoor and outdoor mosquito nets

After having discovered the various types of mosquito nets, you may have already guessed that there are models suitable for indoor use and others for outdoor use. Separating them from each other is important in order not to make a mistake in the purchase, also because the two types greatly influence the type of power supply, power and range of action. Although the structure of an electric insect screen is the same, the indoor models are usually those equipped with an electric cable  and are ideal for those who need an insect screen that must remain in operation for many hours.

The battery-powered models , on the other hand, should only be taken into consideration if you have to defend yourself outside, for example when you are relaxing in the garden, on the terrace or camping, since they tend to have limited autonomy. Furthermore, battery-operated screens tend to have lower power than corded models, which also translates into a smaller range, forcing you not to move too far from the device.

The choice depends then from your needs: if you usually relax outdoors, then a battery-powered portable device is definitely to be preferred, unless you have an electrical outlet nearby. If, on the other hand, you need to protect yourself from insects at home, then a solution with a cable will be right for you, since there will almost certainly be no shortage of electrical outlets and you will have the advantage of using a powerful and effective mosquito net.


As anticipated in the previous paragraphs, the power, expressed in Watts, is a very important factor because it will give you an idea of ​​how efficient the electrified grid of the insect screen will be. Models powered solely and exclusively by electric cord tend to be, for obvious reasons, more powerful than their battery-powered counterparts. Usually, the wattage of these appliances ranges from around 10W to 60W. The higher the Watts, the better the efficiency of the product will be, so pay close attention to this value during the purchase phase. Electric mosquito nets obviously affect consumption, but you shouldn't worry too much about the latter since, as we have seen, they tend to be affordable for all families. However, if you are fanatical about saving, battery-powered solutions will be the ones you will appreciate the most.

The wattage is correlated with the range of action of the mosquito net, therefore the higher it is, the higher the coverage from insects will be guaranteed by the product. The range is almost always mentioned in the description of the article, so it will be easy to understand whether or not a mosquito net will be able to cover the area you are interested in. This value is very important especially if you place the mosquito net outside, since the spaces tend to be much larger than inside. The most popular models cover an area of ​​30 to 60 square meters. The generously sized top of the range can even cover over 100 square meters and, in some cases, integrate a suction fan that pushes the insect inside the grill, electrocuting and killing it.


An electric insect screen can be made of aluminum or ABS, materials which should not affect the sturdiness and resistance of the product. If you will use the mosquito net outside, it is advisable to rely on a waterproof model, in order to prevent the rain from damaging it.

Protective grid

All electric mosquito nets have a protective grid , often in the form of a cage, indispensable for protecting pets, children and ourselves from it. The grid, however, shouldn't be too thick, otherwise the insects will struggle to enter, thus risking that the latter will continue to annoy you. In order for the efficiency of the appliance to be optimal, the grid should have slits along the entire diameter of the mosquito net, so that insects can enter from any direction, reducing the time required to rid the environment of these annoying little animals.

How to clean a mosquito net

Although the cleaning operations are far from complicated, it is always advisable to consult the manufacturer's instructions since, even if the mosquito net power is off, electric shocks. It is therefore essential to use the device according to the official indications, given in the instruction manual.

Also avoid using abrasive substances, aiming instead for a soft and slightly damp cloth, always and strictly with the power supply disconnected . If a cleaning brush is included in the package, use that.

Where to place mosquito repellent devices

Any place is perfect as long as there is an electrical outlet nearby. The battery-operated models do not require electrical cables, so they do not have any kind of problems regarding positioning. However, as we have discovered throughout the various stages of this article, they are less potent and less effective, which is something to take into consideration. The most strategic places for positioning an anti-mosquito device are the kitchen, the veranda, the bedroom or the corridor in front, if the purple light is annoying. The garden is also a great place, perhaps inside a gazebo or similar structure. On the other hand, it is not recommended to place these devices near or outside the window, because you would obtain the opposite effect to the desired one, risking attracting insects into the room.

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