Could the menu for your upcoming backyard party help keep the pesky mosquitoes away?
Bananas, garlic, vitamin B and beer. There is little scientific evidence backing claims that what we eat and drink changes how likely we are to be bitten by mosquitoes.
Some experts have likened burning a mosquito coil in a closed room to smoking 100 cigarettes.
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Mosquito coils can help beat the bite of mosquitoes are most effective outdoors, and best avoided in closed, indoor settings.
Mosquitoes are repelled by chicken odours and will actively fly outside when they encounter them.
Anopheles arabiensis is the world's most common, malaria-carrying mosquito. Now it's emerged that chickens emit an odour that can repel the deadly insects.
Itchy inflamed mozzie bites help viruses to spread.
Mosquito bites may make you more than itchy. New research suggests the itchier the bite, the more likely a mosquito-borne virus may make you sick.