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Mosquitos and dark clothing

January 29th, 2010
Question: Does dark-colored clothing really attract more mosquitoes then light-colored clothing?

Answer: Mosquitoes are more attracted to people in dark clothing than in light-colored clothing.   They use sight, smell, and heat to find a blood meal, and those people that study mosquitoes agree that the bugs see dark objects more easily than light objects.
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  1. February 26th, 2010 at 01:54 | #1

    Indeed. The same could be said about horseflies. Sometimes, aside from having light-coloured clothes you could lie down in the ground. Some insects seem to have more difficulty finding their targets in this way.

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