A Low-Tech Mosquito Deterrent – NYTimes.com

“Fan-generated wind strongly reduced the mosquito catches,” the scientists wrote in The Journal of Medical Entomology. “We recommend that fan-generated wind should be pursued as a practical means of protecting humans or pets from mosquitoes in the backyard setting.”The recommendation has penetrated the blogosphere — a bit. “Sit near an electric fan while you are outside,” eHow.com advises. “An oscillating fan works best, but a regular box fan will do. Mosquitoes aren’t strong enough to fly through the wind.”

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