Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Color?

Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Color?

Yes.  Mosquitoes are attracted to color but......only after they smell the carbon dioxide that you emit when you breathe!  Your breath is your enemy!!

Jeffrey Riffell, a professor of biology at the University of Washington conducted a study on the mosquitoes attraction to color.

Riffell explained that mosquitoes' ability to smell carbon dioxide, which human beings cannot, activates their visual sense. Mosquitoes essentially smell a potential host first and then activate their visual senses to locate said host.

He said it was analogous to humans walking down the street and getting a whiff of some kind of food or sweets, causing the individual to look around for where the smell is coming from—such as a bakery.

"What was interesting about the study was that the mosquitoes didn't sort of pay attention to the colors or visual objects," he told Newsweek. "But once you gave them CO2, it's this cue from our breath that they really become activated."

Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope has been interfering with the mosquitoes' ability to detect carbon monoxide for over 130 years!  That is why we always say, "If they cannot find you, they can't bite you!  And that goes for noseeums, gnats, black flies, deer flies, and all other biting insects.

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