Experts have learned what colors you should wear to avoid getting bit by mosquitos and what colors attract mosquitos.

Researchers from the University of Washington have learned that mosquitoes seem to fly toward "specific colors" while these pesky insects "ignore other colors"

Colors To Wear/Not Wear In New York State When Dealing With Mosquitoes

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If you don't want to be attacked by mosquitoes, these are the colors you should avoid wearing, according to the University of Washington.

Colors To Wear In New York To Avoid Getting Bit By Mosquitos

Experts have learned what colors you should wear to avoid getting bit by mosquitos and what colors attract mosquitos. 

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“When (mosquitos) smell specific compounds, like CO2 from our breath, that scent stimulates the eyes to scan for specific colors and other visual patterns, which are associated with a potential host, and head to them," UW Professor of Biology Jeffrey Riffell stated.

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