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Are You A Mosquito Magnet?

When summer hits a lot of people want to spend their time by the lake or another body of water, but they'll also be spending their time with some pesky mosquitoes. And there's a lot of myths out there about what makes you so attractive to those annoying skeeters. For instance, have you ever heard that certain foods and drinks -- like bananas, beer or garlic -- will either attract or repel mosquitoes? Well, that may not be the case. According to Joseph Conlon, an adviser to the American Mosquito Control Association, nothing you eat will affect mosquitoes very much. You may have also heard that wearing dark colored clothing can draw mosquitoes to you, but that's not true either. And Conlon says recent studies refute the idea that mosquitoes are attracted to people with Type O Blood/KXLY. More here. (AP file photo)

Question: Are mosquitoes attracted to you?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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