NMSU scientists say perfume may fight mosquitos

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces (KRQE) – The next time you go camping near mosquitoes, don’t forget the perfume.

Scientists at New Mexico State University tested one of Victoria’s Secrets perfumes on mosquitoes and they found something surprising; the perfume repelled the blood-suckers for about two hours.

Scientists say their experiment challenges the idea that floral scents entice mosquitoes and it’s possible these scents actually mask a natural odor that attracts the pesky vampires to us.

However, scientists say deet is the most effective.

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