Tennessee, You’re Inviting Mosquitos With These Shirt Colors
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Tennessee, You’re Inviting Mosquitos With These Shirt Colors

With mosquito season in full swing, we are once again facing the annual battle against those pesky insects. If you’re tired of constantly swatting away mosquitoes every time you step outside, it might be time to consider a simple but effective solution: changing your clothes.

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How Your Wardrobe Choices Can Keep Mosquitoes Away This Summer

Many Tennessee residents find it nearly impossible to enjoy their own yards without being bombarded by mosquitoes. Even a brief walk outside can lead to an onslaught of itchy bites. While remedies like citronella candles, lemongrass, and peppermint plants offer some relief, their effectiveness is often limited. Fortunately, there’s a new tip that could help you avoid mosquito bites this summer.

According to a study by the University of Washington, the colors you wear can significantly impact how attractive you are to mosquitoes. The study highlights that mosquitoes’ color preferences are influenced by their sense of smell, particularly in the presence of carbon dioxide (CO2), which humans exhale.

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Mosquitoes are drawn to certain colors because of the way their vision and olfactory senses work together. If you’re looking to avoid becoming a mosquito magnet, it’s essential to steer clear of the following colors:


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These colors are known to attract mosquitoes, making you a prime target for their bites.

However, there’s good news for those ready to make some changes to their wardrobe. By opting for colors that mosquitoes find less appealing, you can reduce your chances of being bitten. The study suggests wearing the following colors to help keep mosquitoes at bay:


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Switching to these mosquito-repellent colors can be a simple yet effective strategy to enjoy the outdoors without the constant nuisance of swatting away skeeters.

Beat The Bite

As you prepare for the summer months ahead, consider revamping your wardrobe with these recommended colors. By making this small adjustment, you might find yourself able to enjoy your patio, garden, or any outdoor space in Virginia with fewer interruptions from these persistent pests.

Don’t let mosquitoes ruin your summer fun. Embrace these wardrobe changes and reclaim your outdoor space from those bothersome biters.

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Plant Some Of These In Your Garden to Keep Mosquitoes Away

As we previously told you, mosquitoes are the most dangerous creatures on earth. If you want to keep them away from you’re yard, these plants can help!

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