The Para’Kito wristband stores pellets in a small sachet and comes in a variety of styles. (Para’Kito)
By Gregg Ellman
Tribune News Service
The Para’Kito is perfect for this time of year to keep pesky mosquitoes away in style.
The bug repellent system has a mosquito protection stylish wristband, which stores the mosquito repellent pellets in a small sachet. Each is good for up to 15 days and slides in an out of a mesh pocket on the outside of wristband bracelets that secure with Velcro closures, that can be worn on your wrist, ankle or wherever.
My wife and I tested the bug repellent wear during a recent night out on a lake. While I can’t guarantee we would have gotten mosquito bites if we didn’t have the wristbands on, we came away from the night bug bite free.
What makes this even better is the ingredients inside the pellets are made with all-natural essential oils, not chemicals and annoying strong scents. They do emit a fragrance, which is typical for most bug repellents, but it was not offensive or annoying in any way.
The active ingredients in the oil pellets are citronella (34%) rosemary (22%) geranium (21%), mint (10%), clove (2.5%), peppermint (1.5%) and cinnamon (1%). Para’Kito states the product is a Minimum Risk Pesticide.
The flexible wristbands are Velcro adjustable and available in all kinds of fun, colorful and stylish choices for adults and children.
If a bracelet isn’t your thing, there are other choices to hold the pellets including repellent clips, which is the version I used (my wife went with the wristband) attached to a belt loop.
Each wristband or clip ($19.50 each) is waterproof and includes two replacement pellets. Additional packs of repellent refills are available in packs of 2 ($13), 6 ($39) and 12 ($78).
The all-natural mosquito repellent oil is also available in a roll-on ($19.50) with a 5-hour efficiency of each use.