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Does Dark-Colored Clothing Attract Mosquitoes?

Does dark-colored clothing really attract more mosquitoes then light-colored clothing?

Question:

Does dark-colored clothing really attract more mosquitoes then light-colored clothing?

Submitted by - Brian, Chinle, AZ

Answer:

A: Yes, sir, mosquitoes are more attracted to people in dark clothing than in light-colored clothing.

‘Skeeters 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.

1 Comment

  1. Dee

    Seems to me they’ve evolved to seek dark clothing because they survive better when they’re harder for us to see. Easily see their dark bodies against white and slap them. Higher survival and breeding for those on dark.

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