How mosquitoes find their prey, and how can it help you avoid them

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Research on mosquitoes attractions discovered that they have a preference for the colors red, orange, black, and cyan over the colors blue, green, white, and purple. Human skin of any pigment emits red-orange color. Mosquitoes will first be attracted to the scent of CO2 that humans exhale. Only if they smell our breath they will bite their preferred colors. We are not the best at avoiding them yet, but understanding their attractions might help develop something good that will repel them in the future.

 

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