Mosquito season is upon us!

Mosquitos can carry multiple serious diseases like chikungunya virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, malaria, and several others, according to the Center for Disease Control.

According to reports, peak mosquito season in Wisconsin is May to September. However, they can remain active right up until the temperatures plummet to below freezing.

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So, right now, we are in the thick of it.

And it's worse in Wisconsin this summer....

Due to the warmer temperatures this year all throughout the Midwest, mosquitos are set to have even more months to live, thrive, and generally annoy us.

We want to make sure that you avoid them as best you can this summer.

What Colors Should You Avoid?

One of the most common of the mosquito species reportedly flies towards the following colors:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Black
  • Cyan

If you are like me and aren't too sure what exactly cyan is, it's aquamarine or a sort of blue green.

So, does this have you reassessing your summer wardrobe like me?

I have absolutely no clue what I'll be able to wear this summer!

Other Ways to Avoid Mosquitos

If you're looking for other ways to make sure that you don't get bitten by mosquitos, here are some helpful tips for you.

  • Get rid of any standing water near your home
  • Stay indoors during dusk and dawn
  • Avoid scented products
  • Reduce shade by mowing your yard
  • Run fans at ground level

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The Colors and Scents Mosquitos Love and Hate

Avoid being eaten alive by mosquitos this summer by giving yourself a fighting chance with these DIY repellents you can use today. Please scroll through the gallery below to find out what colors attract these little blood-suckers, which colors they ignore, and what kinds of scents will keep them away all day.

Gallery Credit: Wesley Adams

Here's What You Can Do To Help Prevent Mosquitos Around Your Home

The New York State Department of Health offers these tips to help keep your home mosquito-free.

Gallery Credit: Yasmin Young

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