Summertime means sunshine, backyard barbeques… and mosquitos. Oh, you forgot about the mosquitos, did you? The cold months of winter may drive these blood-sucking pests from your mind, but not from your yard!
If you are searching for ways to keep away the mosquitos, you are not alone. Many people—from anonymous internet posters to scientists like entomologist Susan Paskewitz – have proposed interesting ways to ward off the bugs.
These ideas range from the mundane to the bizarre. One of the most popular theories is that bananas have an effect on your attractiveness to mosquitos, either for good or for bad.
What do you think? Have you heard of this rumor? Do you think bananas will prevent mosquito bites, or cause more mosquitos to swarm you? Whatever you think, you may be surprised to learn that even the experts have not come to a consensus on this.
However, there is evidence that bananas likely have an effect on how many mosquito bites you get. Wondering whether to avoid or eat bananas this summer? Read on to learn what myth and science have to say!
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