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Therapik Device Takes The Sting Out Of Bug Bites

Even though summer is drawing to an end, there are parts of the world where that doesn’t matter and the bugs bite, and bite like they just don’t care. And while there’s a bunch of lotions and creams you can rub on the stinging bites, we think it’s better to use a device that has actual FDA approval. The Therapik pictured above features a heating tip that dissolves the bug venom through the use of, well, heat. It seems venom is thermolabile, which means that within a certain temperature range, it simply melts away. Apply the Therapik to your bite for 30 seconds to a minute (it gets pretty hard to hold it in place any longer) and if it didn’t work at first, apply again until it does. Gizmodo tried it, and loved it. It gets rid of the itch as well as some of the swelling.

It’s $13 and the website looks like one of those scam websites, but we’re told this actually works.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Medgadget ]

LED Fly Trap Is The New “Designer” Bug Catcher

By David Ponce

You’re used to citronella candles or the downright primitive bug zapper taking care of the insect problem in your backyard. But if you look at the picture above, you can’t help but realize that there’s now a better way to deal with the insects. It’s called the InaTrap Electronic Insect Killer and it’s got a few things going for it. For one, dude, look at it. Like an alien artefact, it’ll look good in your backyard, plain and simple. But aside from that, it attracts insects by emitting some CO2, which mimics human breath. Insects can’t tell the difference, so they get closer. Then there’s that soft LED glow, which attracts them further. And just when they’re close enough to realize that they’re heading for a sexy death camp, a little fan sucks them in and dumps them into a basket. Yeah, it doesn’t kill them. That’s entirely up to you. You can let them rot in the basket, toss them out, squash them (bug lovers, please write to our legal department if you have any complaints) or set them free again (you hippie…).

They start at $85 and come in a variety of colours.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ DVice ]