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Mosquito Magnets

Your skin chemicals lure blood-sucking insects to their next meal

1:06pm, October 2, 2002

Ah, summer nights! The heat and humidity mingle with the sweet scent of citronella candles, the blue glow of a bug zapper, and the sticky feel of mosquito repellent. Some unfortunate people need this entire antimosquito arsenal to avoid getting eaten alive, while others hardly attract the pesky creatures at all.

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