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Spokane company creates unique mosquito repellent amid Zika fears

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The mosquito-fighting tool called GoClip, uses four natural plant oils to scare off mosquitoes, ticks, and biting flies. The mosquito-fighting tool called GoClip, uses four natural plant oils to scare off mosquitoes, ticks, and biting flies.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

With summer on the way and fears about the Zika virus spreading, mosquito control is on the minds of anyone planning to enjoy the outdoors as the weather warms up.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Repellents are the first line of defense against mosquito bites and the diseases they spread.

Sterling International Inc., the Spokane Valley company behind a unique repellent, thinks their new product will be a hit.

The mosquito-fighting tool called GoClip, uses four natural plant oils to scare off mosquitoes, ticks, and biting flies.

"Basically the insects don't like it,” said Marketing and Communications Director, Stephanie Cates. “It confuses their antenna when you where it, and they don't want to land on you when you where it."

The GoClip can be attached on any article of clothing, backpacks, or tied to your shoelaces.

Cates says the GoClip can protect you from mosquito bites for up to 48 hours, and unlike sprays and lotions, which can wear off, you don’t have to reapply the repellent.

The type of mosquito that carries the Zika virus cannot survive in the Inland Northwest, but if you are traveling in the southern United States or out of the country to the Caribbean or South America, the CDC says bug spray is one of your best defenses.

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