When summer hits a lot of people want to spend their
time by the lake or another body of water, but they'll
also be spending their time with some pesky mosquitoes.
And there's a lot of myths out there about what makes
you so attractive to those annoying skeeters.
For instance, have you ever heard that certain foods
and drinks -- like bananas, beer or garlic -- will
either attract or repel mosquitoes? Well, that may
not be the case.
According to Joseph Conlon, an adviser to the American
Mosquito Control Association, nothing you eat will
affect mosquitoes very much.
You may have also heard that wearing dark colored
clothing can draw mosquitoes to you, but that's not
And Conlon says recent studies refute the idea that
mosquitoes are attracted to people with Type O Blood.