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A Simple Way to Repel Mosquitoes: Try a Fan

Posted on 07/17/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf you don’t like those stinky bug sprays with DEET, but you also don’t like being a mosquito buffet, here’s a simple, low-tech, no-chemical way to deter those little suckers from your backyard: An electric fan. I couldn’t believe it either, but a 2003 Michigan State University study found that a fan blowing air can mess up mosquitoes’ flying ability. It also helps blow away the carbon dioxide we humans exude, which apparently attracts mosquitoes like frat boys to free …