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Does dark-colored clothing really attract more mosquitoes then light-colored clothing?
Submitted by – Brian, Chinle, AZ
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.