How to AVOID Mosquitoes in Utah- The warm weather is here and that means plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun in Utah. Whether hiking on the state's many breathtaking hiking trails, swimming, boating, fishing, or catching a Bees game, there are plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun throughout Utah.

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Summer weather also means outdoor chores like tree timing, deck staining, power washing, and mowing the lawn. I have about 5 acres of land and a good-sized lawn. I don't mind mowing my grass as it's a good source of exercise and something to be proud of when the grass has been cut. (It's one of the chores that actually stays done for a minute!) The thing I can stand about mowing is being attacked by bugs, specifically, mosquitoes.

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In Utah we have abatement districts charged with wiping out mosquitoes, but I swear every time they let the water pool up at the Ash Creek Reservoir, I-15 Black Ridge Exit 36, I get eaten alive!
Apparently there are Certain Colors You Shouldn't Wear and Others You Should Wear When Trying to Avoid Mosquito Activity
I just learned that when I mow the lawn, I should not be wearing black. I like wearing darker clothes outside because they are going to get dirty. Certain colors can attract mosquitoes to you while others will help keep them away. Check out the study by the University of Washington. So Here's the run down....
4 Colors You Should Avoid Wearing If You Want to Keep Mosquitoes Away
While other factors may make you an attractant to mosquitoes including breath, sweat, and body temperature, not wearing the following colors can help keep mosquitoes away from your body.

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#1 Red

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#2 Orange

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#3 Cyan ( Had to look this color up. hahah)

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#4 Black- Dang! I love wearing this color.

4 Colors to Wear as Mosquitoes Aren't Attracted to Them
If you want a pleasant lawn mowing/yard work experience without being the source of lunch for mosquitos then give the following colors a try.

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#1 Green

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#2 Purple

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#3 Blue

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#4 White
I'll just find a green shirt at the DI to wear when I cut my grass. No Matter where you live in Utah whether it's Logan, West Valley, American Fork, Marysvale or anywhere throughout gorgeous Southern Utah, mosquitoes are around, and you'll have to deal with them at some point. Here's hoping that if you where the appropriate colors, you could look less like a buffet for the little devils.

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