Mosquitos Use Their Sense of Smell to Find You.

Mosquitos Use Their Sense of Smell to Find You.

If you are one of those who believe that mosquitoes, black flies, no-see-ums, and ticks are attracted to your physical offering to the world, think again.  In fact, a 2015 study by CalTech proved that if mosquitoes cannot smell you, they will ignore your otherwise imposing stature!  

So, we all want to avoid the nasty, irritating, and sometimes harmful effects of being on the luncheon menu for hordes of biting insects.  The answer is to interrupt the smell receptor that zeros in on the carbon dioxide that we all exhale!  If mosquitoes cannot smell you, they cannot find you, and if they cannot find you, they cannot bite you!

And if you are one of those that thinks that there are safe chemicals out there that will do the job, read the 2013 study by the National Institutes of Health!  "Chemicals previously known to block mosquitoes’ carbon dioxide receptor can’t be used around people because of unpleasant odors and health safety concerns."

Cheer up, for all is not lost.  Back in 1910, Obie Sherer, was being chased from his favorite fly fishing hole by a black cloud of blood sucking flying insects.  As he was beating a hasty retreat, he passed a partially clad Native American sitting peaceably by the stream without a mosquito in sight!  Determined to fish in Maine during spring and summer again, Obie reworked an old 1882 cover scent used by early game hunters.  Long story short, Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope, became the first and still the best protection for those that love the out-of-doors.  You see, we knew 100 years ago what science is proving today.


Sun, Jul 28, 2019 4:45 pm


Just took this camping this weekend, put some on a bandana just like when I was a kid. Not a bite! Thank you!

David C.




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