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Top tips on avoiding mosquito bites this summer

November 29, 2015
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6073646-3x2-460x307With the official start of summer just around the corner, humans are not the only ones ready to fill up at a backyard barbecue — mosquitoes too are ready for the feast.

Dr Cameron Webb, a medical entomologist from the University of Sydney, spends much of his time researching mosquitoes, and even more of it researching how to stop himself being bitten.

Among the many things his research has confirmed is that homemade repellents are not effective at keeping the bities at bay, no matter how much your neighbour tells you it works.

Dr Webb said the only effective way of keeping mosquitoes from biting was through one of the commercially available repellents.

But knowing what is actually going to work can be a difficult decision.

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Published by ABC News 24 November 2015