A Mosquito's "Nose"

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How good is a mosquito's sense of smell?

A Mosquito's "Nose"

A mosquito's sense of smell is about 10,000 times better than yours. They are able to locate humans because they can detect the carbon dioxide that we give off. Many natural mosquito repellents will mask the odor of carbon dioxide. If mosquitos can't find you, they can't bite you and will seek nourishment elsewhere.



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