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You can avoid mosquito bites by never wearing these four colors, scientists claim

SCIENTISTS say you can avoid mosquito bites by avoiding certain colored clothing, according to a new report.

Researchers have found that after they detect carbon dioxide, mosquitoes identify potential victims by scanning certain colors.

A new study shows that mosquitoes are attracted to certain colors.

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A new study shows that mosquitoes are attracted to certain colors.

The findings are detailed in a paper published Friday in the journal Nature Communications.

According to the paper, vision plays an integral role for mosquitoes, which use it to track odors and locate both hosts and mates.

The carbon dioxide (CO2) that humans exhale when they exhale is what initially attracts mosquitoes to humans, however, they then scan a certain color to identify the victim.

Colors that often attract mosquito victims include red, orange, black and cyan.

“Imagine you’re on the sidewalk and you smell pie crust and cinnamon,” said Jeffrey Riffell, a biologist at the University of Washington and senior author on the study, said in a statement.

“It could be a sign that there’s a bakery nearby and you can start looking for it. Here, we started learning what visual elements mosquitoes are looking for after sniffing the bakery version of the shop. their own cakes.”

Indeed, mosquitoes do not ‘see’ colors the way humans do, however, they can perceive longer wavelengths across the visible spectrum.

From the mosquito’s point of view, human skin (which is red on the visible spectrum) emits longer wavelengths, regardless of pigmentation.

“The color of a food source, such as a flower or a warm-blooded host, can be dominated by the long wavelengths of the visible light spectrum (from green to red for humans) and is potentially important. important for object recognition and localization,” noted the journal article.

Still, there’s some hope for keeping mosquitoes off your tail: Wear green, purple, blue, and white.

According to research, the wavelengths associated with those colors are the least likely to attract mosquitoes.

Mosquitos are less likely to bite you if you're wearing white, blue, or green.

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Mosquitos are less likely to bite you if you’re wearing white, blue, or green.

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Caroline Bleakley

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