Mosquito-Warding Myths and Tips

It's skeeter season (at least here in Oklahoma) and while everyone has their preferred method of avoiding malaria and dengue fever--and the general annoyance of being vampirized by flying insects--there are some really bad ideas about how to do so. DIY Life has a list of legitimate tips and debunks some common myths about mosquito control. Example:
A popular email forward from a few years back states that if you spritz yourself with a 10 to 1 mix of water to Listerine, you'll repel mosquitoes. While the menthol and eucalyptus doesn't appeal to the critters, the dilution won't be enough to make much of a difference. (And directly applying Listerine to skin will just dry you out.)

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