Anti Mosquito! - Pest control from your Windows Phone

As the Mobile Nations Fitness Month winds down, we turn our sights on a rather unique Windows Phone app that is designed to help ward off pesky mosquitoes. One element of being fit is staying healthy and with the risk of disease and being annoyingly itchy, mosquito bites can impact our fitness quest.

Anti Mosquito! is a Windows Phone app that is designed to complement traditional pest control methods (repellent sprays, citronella candles, etc.) to keep the mosquitoes away by using high frequency sounds. It's an interesting concept and if you are at your wits end at battling mosquitoes, Anti Mosquito might be worth a try.

Sound blasting the mosquitos away

The interface with Anti Mosquito! is not very complicated with four button controls to view the about screen, share the app, rate the app in the Windows Phone Store and 'like' the app on Facebook. You will have four frequency options to choose from to repel the mosquitoes that includes 13, 15, 17 and 19 kHz.

Just tap on a frequency, the blue graphic turns red (along with nifty radar graphics) and the high frequency starts doing its thing. Volume is controlled by your Windows Phone main volume controls and you can stack frequencies. Which brings us to the question, "Which frequency works the best?"

We have absolutely no clue. It's really a trial and error type method of choosing which frequency works the best. There is no guarantee this will work and if you need additional means of protecting yourself from mosquitoes, the app does have a help section that details other methods. Just tap the menu button in the upper right corner of the screen to read about yeast traps, diet tricks and lamp baits.

So, does it work?

Personally, I had serious reservations with Anti Mosquito! In the South, mosquitoes can be so big that when you slap them down, they get up and slap you back. Could high frequency sounds keep them away?

There are products that use sound frequencies to repel dogs, rats, and other animals so it should not be that big of a stretch to think mosquitoes could be scared away by noise. Right?

I had mixed results in testing out Anti Mosquito! One night, using the 19 kHz frequency the mosquitoes stayed away. However, on another night the mosquitoes either were wearing tiny earplugs or just didn't care that my Windows Phone was blasting high frequency sounds.

Whether it works or not, Anti Mosquito! does a good job of minimizing power consumption but will not run in the background. Which means you cannot ward off the mosquitoes while enjoying your favorite Windows Phone game or app.

Anti Mosquito! is a unique Windows Phone app that may help keep the mosquitoes at bay. It didn't work too well in my neck of the woods but your results may differ.

  • Anti Mosquito! - Windows Phone 8 and 7.x - Free - Store Link

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • This looks awesome. Can't wait to try it out this evening.
  • Doesn't work on mosquitoes but the cat almost killed me :(
  • I was about to ask if pets are also affected by it. I guess you answered my question.
  • Well then, I wont be trying this haha!
  • Can confirm. Highest frequency made my Bengal freak
  • You own a Tiger?
  • Nearly
  • Totally made my day haha
  • LOL!
  • Glad you survived the CAT-astrophe  lol...
  • ISWYDT ;)
  • 1 Like
  • It better be free lol!
  • Keeping WhatsApp open has the same functionality. Tested.
  • agree :)
  • LOL, good point.
  • Really? It's so cool.
  • Off topic: Facebook Beta and 4square updated just now :)
  • Header hides when scrolling through newsfeed the new FB Beta. Good stuff.
  • Still sucks. Showing only 30% of all posts in the newsfeed. Still worthless. Jdb for facebook shows all.
  • Yeap, I really don't understand why this happens.
  • Mythbusters?
  • this^
  • I live in the south as well, so as you can imagine, we'll give anything that claims to ward off these bloodsucking devils a try. ;)
  • Agreed. I'm tired of watching people getting carried off by them little blood sucking demons, lol. I'm really torn on what's worse though, the mosquito's or the flippin flies.
  • One word: Thermacell
  • I am going camping in Canada next week and I have bought 2 Thermocell units hoping that they will keep the bugs away. I also am going to buy a thermocell lantern as well. Have you had a good experience with these ?
  • I'm fairly certain these things don't work.
  • I need an anti spider
  • I'll just leave this here :)
  • Thank you!
  • "All three sources reference the same study, and it's unfortunate that the details of the study haven't been made available for peer review"
  • I tried it while watching The Cars You Might Think. When the scene came on with the fly, the TV shut off. Also, seems faster.
  • Dude you're trying too hard
  • Does a mobile phone speaker have the capability to produce good high frequency sounds?
  • You think this really works! App totally useless!
  • All the frequencies appear to repel gorgeous women.
  • Ha ha ha
  • I shall give this a try here in the mosquito capital of the US (New Orleans), lol.
  • Wju would you make an app out of this app that has the most number 1 stars
  • Doesnt work and only makes an anoying sound, it has a lot of irritating ads and it is more collecting mosquitoes than keeping them away as I just had a mosquito running on my screen when I tested the app
  • Hmmmm this might be just what I need.
  • Why would wp central even advertise such adware? Every couple seconds another ad fills the screen, cant even exit without another ad, MS should have some rule against cr4p like this
  • OR. Advertise something that common sense (and real world tests) tells you wont work.
  • Its a "turn cats into mike Tyson app" my cat slapped my phone. :D I read, that the best thing u can do when u see a mosquito, is scream "Drop dead" or "Go away" at the mosquito
  • Yeah! "go away" always work
  • I always bareknuckle fight them. A couple jabs and a nice hook usually does the trick. Smacking yourself like an idiot sometimes works as well. Sometimes.
  • It's nothing more than an ad trap. Should be pulled from the store
  • That doesn't work. Trust me.
  • Is there an app to keep bed bugs away :D
  • News flash, mosquitos don't have ears.
  • Wow! What can't the smartphone do! Like to see this in a version for people... :)
  • I am not an engineer but do u think a phone that cost 600 will have all the bells and whistles to do what the app claims, come on, there are sounds that the human ear cannot perceive, we got to be realistic
  • I'll give you a tip George...BING. Please don't help spread pseudoscience and baloney to your readers.
  • George seems to be writing a whole string of poorly done reviews for crap-tastic apps.
  • This app needs update for background process and fix the super annoying full screen ads.
  • I seriously cant believe you reviewed this trash much less suggested that it could work... you should be ashamed...
  • im not even sure if a phone can output those frequencies to begin with...
  • I haven't had a bite since downloading it. Of course, where I live in Los Angeles, I don't think I've ever seen a mosquito.
  • Authorities' view on this method is that it doesn't work, and considering that some people may choose to rely on this for keeping away mosquitoes carrying malaria, I don't think it's a good idea to put focus on it...!
  • Why is this an article? Studies have shown emr's do not work.
  • Looks awesome! But point that out should really work.
  • Well I've been doubting the intelligence of the editors on this site for quite a while and this one seals the deal.  The fact that you're promoting an obvious piece of BS that an ad-whore developer (or someone that's really stupid enough to believe it works) put out there, really says a lot about this site.  This is a placebo app, the dev is probably laughing all the way to the bank (or to special ed).  If you think it works, it's all in your brain. There are some studies about frequencies and their effects with mosquitoes, and it's an interesting thought, but it's been disproven.  So keep promoting your fake apps and really show the world how much integrity this site has!
  • Phuckery!
  • Really?
  • Tested doesn't work!
  • As long as my Windows Phone can't do this: I won't be downloading any anti-mosquito app.
  • What I'd like to know, does the author Examobile SA actually think the app works as intended, or do they to agree the app is a hoax.
  • How can I report an article? Somebody should remove this from the internet ASAP.
  • Yaah Yesterday a mosquito slapped just as George said .....
  • it does not work!
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  • This app is BS, I am supposed to run around my neighborhood blasting some annoying noise. I mean am I supposed to hear it? I hear each frequency and it is repeling me away, stop giving us stupid apps. I am in Georgia(near a lake, lots of mosquitoes) and this app sucks.
  • What I can't understand is why the developer doesn't do the natural thing and keeps switching frequencies like all other sound based pest solution.
    Another comical thing this whole app could be useless if the speakers of said phone were unable to produce said sounds,
    Btw this app is not new it's as old as the first Nokia smartphone.
  • Yeah, is this the same Anti Mosquito app that I first downloaded for my Nokia 6600 like over 10 years ago? 
  • Nice looking app but based on pseudoscientific fluff. According to the expert on "The Naked Scientists" radio show Jan. 24th, 2013 "Question of the week" there is no scientific evidence supporting the idea that any high pitched frequencies repel mosquitoes. Such devices are NOT recommended in high risk countries. I'm sure the developer meant well but this presents a danger by luring people away from effective methods and increasing their exposure.
  • Is this true ?