It’s summer, vacation. The sun is shining. The ice creams are good. Cocktails are fun. You have honey-colored skin (and it definitely is). You thought that nothing would be able to taint the happiness of August, until these pdf of mosquitoes remind you of their existence… Tough. To find your Dolce Vitta without mosquitoes (“mosquitoes”, in Polish, I believe), it is important to identify what attracts them. Surprise, the light is not part of this top! No, they are absolutely not attracted to your light bulb, but rather to everything that is in this top. Stop storing camembert in your bedside table, it will already be much better.
1. CO2 from our breath
Ah bah super, here is a good news to start this top. Mosquitoes are attracted to CO2, THE thing we constantly produce when we breathe. As if that weren’t annoying enough, they’re able to pick up that scent from 30 meters away.
The solution ? Stop breathing. Dangerous, but effective against mosquitoes. Live or ward off your critters, you have to choose.
2. Our body odor
Oh great! Another thing that you can’t really change. Body odor, perfume, shower gel,… Mosquitoes love it.
The solution ? Stop washing. Or at least stop washing with smelly stuff. Opt for the “Graillon” or “tuna juice” scent to minimize the risks.
It is also part of the constituents of our body odor: perspiration panics mosquitoes. The more it sweats, the more it stinks, the happier they are. They particularly like the waste products it contains, such as lactic acid or ammonia. What a bunch of filth.
The solution ? Do not sweat. Get on with it.
4. Certain colors
In the summer, there are clearly colors of clothes not to wear: red, orange, black and cyan blue. Our little friends (really not) the mosquitoes love it and will not hesitate to let you know with a nice bite between the two eyes.
The solution ? Leave his Desigual collection in the closet. Well hidden. Really well hidden.
5. Standing water
We have more than you think! Animal water bowls, saucers under flowerpots, forgotten ashtray filled with rainwater,… These small springs are a real paradise for mosquitoes. A privileged place for females who want to lay their eggs. Eggs that will become larvae. Then larvae that will become a horde of bloodthirsty mosquitoes. In your garden. SCARY.
The solution ? Move. It’s safer.
Like many insects, mosquitoes particularly appreciate heat and humidity, which are ideal for their survival. The heat wave, for them, is a gift sent directly by the angels.
The solution ? Going to live on the ice floe. Or in Brittany, in fact.
I was talking to you about lactic acid earlier: well, that’s the jackpot. Not to mention the smell of bacteria present in the cheese which also makes mosquitoes love it. In short, a food to avoid if you want to keep mosquitoes away at home.
The solution ? Eat only fries.
8. Drink alcohol
Who would’ve believed that ? Mosquitoes, in fact, it’s Dédé the drunk uncle! In addition to cheese, these bon vivants never say no to a little alcoholic blood, a way of not letting go, what. According to a French study conducted in 2011, the alcohol contained in certain cans of beer can increase the number of bites by 30%.
The solution ? Get bitten. It’s boring, but still less boring than a life without Ricard.