Sweating the Details on Why Mosquitoes Bug Us Research shows that certain chemicals our bodies produce are particularly attractive to bugs. Diet appears to play a role, and lactic acid, a byproduct of exercise, is a sure bug draw. The findings may hold the key to more effective mosquito traps. Allison Aubrey reports.
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Sweating the Details on Why Mosquitoes Bug Us

Research shows that certain chemicals our bodies produce are particularly attractive to bugs. Diet appears to play a role, and lactic acid, a byproduct of exercise, is a sure bug draw. The findings may hold the key to more effective mosquito traps. Allison Aubrey reports.