What Color Clothes Repel Mosquitoes?

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Did you know that garlic repels mosquitoes? It makes sense, since mosquitoes are basically tiny, airborne vampires. But if you are looking to avoid mosquito bites and avoid smelling like garlic, here is a list of what color clothes repel mosquitoes.

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Light, light, light

Not only is it good to wear light colors when on outdoor adventures in the wilderness for safety reasons — you can be easily spotted by hunters, hikers and search and rescue if needed — but it has the added benefit of repelling mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors, so keeping your outdoor clothing selection light will help avoid unwanted bug bites. It also keeps you cooler in the summer heat. Be sure that you cover as much of your skin as possible and wear clothes made of tightly-woven fabric so that mosquitoes cannot penetrate your first defense.

It is also a good idea to wear loose-fitting clothing, because if the material is not close to your skin, mosquitoes cannot bite through to you. Just make sure it’s not too loose, or else mosquitoes can fly up shirt sleeves or down collars to attack. Also, be sure to bring an all-natural insect repellant or band made of citronella oil to disguise your scent and keep mosquito bites at bay.

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