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Re: The Claim: Mosquitoes are Attracted to Women More Than to Men

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avatar The Claim: Mosquitoes are Attracted to Women More Than to Men
June 14, 2010 02:16PM
Mosquitoes find some people tastier than others. But a widespread notion is that women, to mosquitoes at least, are the sweeter sex, supposedly because estrogen is a strong attractant. In reality, gender does play a role, but not in the way most people think.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/15/health/15real.html?src=twt&twt=nytimesscience
avatar Re: The Claim: Mosquitoes are Attracted to Women More Than to Men
June 14, 2010 02:23PM
The study forgot the carbonated malt beverage attractant
Re: The Claim: Mosquitoes are Attracted to Women More Than to Men
June 14, 2010 02:43PM
Mosquito borne encephalitis used to be a huge problem in the Central Valley in California. But research done at UC by William Reeves et al showed that the decrease in the disease was primarily caused by people going indoors to watch T.V. instead of sitting outside on the porch. So pack a T.V. set and sit in your tent after sunset.

Or soak yourself in repellant.
avatar Re: The Claim: Mosquitoes are Attracted to Women More Than to Men
June 14, 2010 02:58PM
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cooperhawk
Or soak yourself in repellant.

Too bad it doesn't taste better.
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