Temperatures are beginning to warm up in Montana, and soon you won't be able to be near any body of water without being overrun by mosquitoes. Hearing the constant buzzing and getting bit by mosquitoes can ruin a good day outdoors in Montana, but there are certain things you can do to keep those annoying pests at bay.

If you plan on spending time outdoors in Montana, bug spray is a must. During the summer, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs are popular spots to hang out when you're trying to beat the heat. Unfortunately, that's exactly where mosquitoes like to hang out. If bug spray isn't keeping them away, you might want to change your clothes.

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Avoid Wearing These 4 Colors in Montana to Keep Mosquitos Away

According to a study conducted by the University of Washington, mosquitoes are attracted to certain colors. There are also certain colors that are known to repel mosquitoes. Here's how it works. When humans exhale carbon dioxide (CO2), it is detected by mosquitos. After the insects detect the gas, they fly towards certain colors.

When they smell specific compounds, like CO2 from our breath, that scent stimulates the eyes to scan for specific colors and other visual patterns, which are associated with a potential host, and head to them.

said Jeffrey Riffell, a UW professor of biology.

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4 Colors Most Likely to Attract Mosquitoes

1. RED

Red T-Shirt


Orange T-Shirt


Cyan Clothing


Black T-Shirt

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