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I'm a Mosquito Magnet


According to this video, I'm doomed since, although I perspire, I try to smell good.  (she writes as she vigorously scratches her swollen ankles)  I also wear dark, solid colors most of the time.  A positive thing is my blonde hair, but the local mosquitos don't seem to mind.  (Wonder if they're kosher?)  One solution seems to be hanging around much larger people with dark hair or to stop showering & ditch the deodorant.


I thought eating bananas attracts mosquitos to bite.  However, one thing he didn't suggest is MOVE OUT OF FLORIDA!   Time to go out and buy one of those tacky Hawaiian shirts & a pair of plaid pants.

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TenajComment by Tenaj - July 2, 2008, 12:52 pm
Avon's "skin so soft" will repell mosquitos. Fishersmen use it all the time.
emilygComment by emilyg - July 2, 2008, 1:54 pm
Nanc - that's 'cuz you're so sweet.
ThatScaryChickComment by ThatScaryChick - July 2, 2008, 1:54 pm
I agree with Tenaj and the skin so soft. When I lived in Washington, I was also a mosquito magnet. They seemed to find me very tasty. lol. Were I live now, I don't seem to have much trouble with them unless I go out to the farming areas or the woods.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - July 2, 2008, 5:09 pm
"skin so soft"
Yep that's what I use.
Smells good too. LOL
Comment by sorensonfan41 - July 2, 2008, 6:52 pm
I've always been told that eating hot and spicy stuff keeps the mosquitoes away. Don't know if that's actually true or not, though.

When I go outside this time of year, I like to wear light-colored clothing. I've also noticed that I don't get eat up as much since I lost a bunch of weight a couple of years ago (300 to 225).

I know what it feels like being a mosquito magnet. I wish you the best of luck getting them to stop biting you. You'll need it. ;-)
LottoVantageComment by LottoVantage - July 2, 2008, 8:23 pm
I am told Fabric Softener Sheets work very well too. Just take one and carry it in a pocket and mosquito's, supposedly, will avoid you like the plague.
time*treatComment by time*treat - July 2, 2008, 9:07 pm
...which should also lower your odds of being struck by lightning ;-)
Comment by Gentlespirit - July 2, 2008, 9:55 pm
You have my deepest sympathy!!!
justxploringComment by justxploring - July 3, 2008, 12:08 am
OMG! I just noticed that I didn't spell mosquitoes correctly. Don't alert the media. (or Dan Quayle)

Hey, it's not easy to think straight when you're watching your body swell. LOL   Maybe I'll try the Skin So Soft again. I used to buy it when I lived on Sanibel where mosquitoes chased me. Sometimes they do that here, and running fast to get away makes it worse (carbon dioxide) If you listen carefully, you can hear them call out my name in a high pitched buzz.   The no seeums don't say much.

konaneComment by konane - July 3, 2008, 8:46 am
A friend told me ingesting one of the B vitamins repels them also ... don't remember which one. Maybe you could bring it up on search. They don't like the smell.
jarasanComment by jarasan - July 3, 2008, 10:00 am
Only the females bite.

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