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Do mosquitoes prefer black?

  1. Jan 29, 2006 #1


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    In my house, I have noticed that substantially more mosquitoes are found on or near black coloured objects(like bags, clothes, hair etc) when compared to objects of other colors.
    Has anyone else noticed such a thing?
    I think that this is because black absorbs and radiates more heat and the mosquitoes tend to gather around for the heat.

    A google search gives me this link
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2006
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  3. Jan 29, 2006 #2
    Are you more likely to notice a tiny object in front of a dark background, or a light-colored background? That could be a large "factor".
  4. Jan 30, 2006 #3
    True, mosquitos like dark areas but in a bush or in stinky muds, I am afraid they don't.
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