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Found: The Best Mosquito Repellent That’s Not Actually Mosquito Repellent

Avon Skin So Soft Mosquito Repellent

After this brutal winter, I was so, so excited when the sun finally came out and the average temperature rose from 6 to 76. “Ahh, spring is here!” I sang merrily as I busted out my flowy tank tops, lopped all the legs off my jeans, and hung a hammock in my backyard. After pouring myself a glass of iced tea, I went out to enjoy the first warm afternoon, but my fantasy was promptly interrupted by a terrible, ugly reality: MOSQUITOES. MOSQUITOES EVERYWWHEEERRRREEE. I fought them off for a few minutes before finally retreating inside to scratch my bites, clean the spilled tea off my shirt, and glare at the cloud of blood-suckers buzzing around my sad, empty hammock.

Mosquitos are like childbirth: you never remember how awful they are until you’re right in the midst of them. And, like clockwork, I had forgotten about the horrors of mosquitoes until they were upon me, ravaging my legs and arms and ruining my idyllic spring lifestyle.

But luckily, in spite of my mosquito amnesia, I did remember something else. Keep reading »

Mating Calls In The Key Of Mosquito

That buzzing sound mosquitoes make all summer is really annoying, but if you were a girl mosquito, you might think it sounded like love. That’s because in one species of mosquito (Aedes aegypti, a carrier for human dengue and yellow fever) can adjust their buzzing so it harmonizes with their mate’s. Researchers believe it’s how the female tests the male’s fitness. “We think what the females are doing is saying, ‘Can you match this harmonic, and how fast does it take you to match it?’” said Ronald Hoy of Columbia University. “If the male is slow or doesn’t match it, she’ll just fly away.” The Discovery Channel should totally do a show called, “Insects, They’re Just Like Us!” [LiveScience] Keep reading »

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