NotARocketScientist: They didn't cover diet at all.
NotARocketScientist: (That is OK as his bites lasts 20 minutes where mine last 2 weeks)
gglibertine: I haven't had a mosquito bite in more than 30 years. They just don't seem to find me appetizing./I camped at Assateague once. That there is weapons-grade mosquito country. The ponies sure are cute, though.
redsquid: I'm immune to mosquito bites. They rarely bite me but if they do it doesn't swell up or itch. My wife is the exact opposite of me. If there is one mosquito in the tent it will bite her repeatedly and I have to hear about it all night. It's a mystery.
TwilightZone: Mosquitos used to love me....then I got West Nile virus. Now, they don't seem to like me so much. Anyone else notice that?
stevetherobot: Mosquitoes don't find me very appealing either, with the added bonus that I'm not allergic to them so I don't get itchy red bumps when a few do decide to bite me.
JasonOfOrillia: "Just a single 12-ounce bottle of beer can make you more attractive to the insects"So, give up beer or give up camping? Never camping again.
brantgoose: They bite me less than most people.When you go camping, always bring along a mosquito magnet to draw off the bugs.Some hints on reducing your attractiveness to biting insects:Keep your mouth shut. Breathe silently and easily. They can smell CO2.Wear white or light blue colours which they don't see as well as dark colours. I've heard that many tropical places paint their houses azure blue (or with indigo) for this reason.Don't wear perfumes or other scents that can attract insects.Stay where there is a breeze--it blows away the CO2 and the scent of blood.Stay uphill--mosquitos and other insects breed in wetlands and puddles. They stick around damp foliage, especially berry bushes.Bring somebody who is a bug magnet: a flashy dresser who sweats profusely, who wears too much perfume, complains continuously, and eats and drinks the wrong stuff is perfect. It may be hard to persuade this type of person to go outdoors but it's worth it. Trust me. The comedy value alone may pay for the trip, especially if you have a good camera or video to record it.
caddisfly: Anybody else remember "Skeeter Tabs", the Bi and Niacin supplement sold in the 80's which made you emit odors from your skin that repelled mosquitoes? The FDA outlawed them due to the risk of Vitamin B toxicity but they actually worked.
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