Speaking of body heat, an old Italian folktale claims that if you sleep with a pig in the room, you’re less likely to get bitten. Stick close to Babe and Wilbur, whose body temperatures run a few degrees higher than yours, and a mosquito is more likely to bite them than you. Perhaps not the most practical of strategies, but worth a try, if only to convince your landlord to put better screens in the windows.
Published on: May 22, 2009
Updated on: August 3, 2011