In a country full of mosquitoes one requires measures to avoid being covered in itchy, red marks courtesy of this pesky insect.
Oils, creams, sprays, candles, sheets, plug-in repellents etc can be used as preventative measures, but what about tackling the problem head on?
Yes, meet the electric bat, in my opinion of one of the greatest inventions of the modern world.
Similar in size to a tennis or badminton racquet, the bat packs a punch with a push button activated electric charge on the racquet strings. They charge from mains and run for hours in between recharges.
Yes folks, this is an end to worrying whether you are covered with enough cream, no panicking that ‘one of them got through the net’ or ‘is waiting inside’...the invention prevents mosquitoes effectively and, let’s face it, it beats the alternative solution of swinging hands and arms and hoping for the best.
It ain’t half fun too. Think of all those times you been an unsuspecting dinner for a clan of mosquitoes. Take aim, push the button...take revenge.
On a serious note, I’m not sure how I would survive without this. Making sure The Little One is not ravaged by mosquitoes is essential and we regularly hunt every nook and cranny of the room for mozzies and other insects lurking with intent.
There's not a soul alive with love for the mosquito
So there you have the mosquito bat, every Thai household should have one along with a plug-in, noise-emitting repellent. Equally, if you’re holidaying or travelling through Thailand I recommend one up in conjunction with repellents and anti-insect burner, small enough to travel and sure to reduce the bites.
Price: 50-100 baht (£1.00-2.00)
Available: Tesco Lotus and most retail outlets across Thailand