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What Keeps Mosquitoes Away

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It’s that time of year. We spend time outdoors. Have you ever noticed that some people get bit and some don’t. My family was together outdoors and everyone seemed to get eaten alive by mosquitoes except me. My daughter Riley could walk outside and she gets 5 mosquito bites. I got to wondering, why don’t I?

Some biologists think that is has to do with the way we smell.  I’ve been told I smell good…except to the sketters…I don’t mind that. So what can be done to help keep the mosquitoes away?  Here’s what the people that get paid to know have to say?

Wash with an antibacterial soap to remove mosquito attracting bacteria from the skin.  Avoid going outside at dawn and dusk when the mosquitoes are plentiful and active.

Use an outdoor fan, although that could be tough when you’re trying to run around. Spray your clothing with an insect repellent that contains DEET.

Maybe your in the mood for some squito bites…Then do the following.  Take Vitamin B supplements, eat garlic or take certain medications. If you have high cholesterol, they say that can also attract mosquitoes.

Now before you think that I’m saying that my family smells, I’M NOT. It’s just a “possible” reason why they get bit.

 

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