New Research Says Mosquitoes Are Most Attracted to a Specific Color

The researchers put the mosquitoes into small test chambers and exposed them to different things, like a colored dot or person’s hand

 They first detect that you’re around by smelling carbon dioxide from your breath

Researchers sprayed carbon dioxide in the chamber, they flew toward dots that were red, orange, black, or cyan

Dots that were green, blue, or purple were ignored

Therefore the color red may be one of several cues that mosquitoes use to help them to locate their host

People should consider lighter colors as an additional means of possibly reducing bites

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