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5 Surprising Mosquito Repellents

Use these five lesser-known mosquito repellents to keep bloodsucking bugs from ruining your backyard bliss.

By Emily Main

tags: MOSQUITOES



RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—You have to admire a mosquito’s persistence. No matter how many times you shoo her away, she refuses to leave until she has enough food to incubate her babies. Unfortunately, that food is your blood. While only 50 percent of the mosquitoes flying around will actually bite you (the females who have to develop their young), that’s enough to turn an otherwise pleasant summer evening into an exercise in itching. But if you think you’ve tried everything to get rid of them, think again.

Here are five mosquito controls you may not know about:

1. Fans.
According to entomologists, mosquitoes aren’t active when wind gusts exceed 10 miles per hour. Create your own windstorm with a rotating fan, which, set on “high,” should provide enough of a gust to keep bugs away. Plus, fans help dissipate the carbon dioxide you exhale, and reduce body heat, both of which have been found to attract mosquitoes.

Published on: May 22, 2009
Updated on: August 3, 2011



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