Louisiana is known for many things like our food, culture, outdoors, and of course the worst mosquitos in the country. If you are from Louisiana, you have probably heard the joke, What is the Louisiana state bird? Most say the Mosquito but it is the Pelican.

If it rains even just a bit and it's warm, you can count on getting swarmed by mosquitos and getting lit up with bites. Here in Louisiana, if the recipe is right outdoors, we run for the mosquito spray, and citronella candles, or retreat inside your house.

An influx of mosquitos can ruin any outdoor event in seconds and everyone will be scratching all day and night. Now we may have found some relief for you and it comes in the way of what you wear when you go outside.

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A new survey by the University of Washington found that the colors you choose can determine if the mosquitos will leave you alone or light you up and bite you. The study said that the colors that mosquitos are not attracted to that you should wear to avoid getting swarmed by mosquitos are green, purple, dark blue, and white.

On the flip side of that equation, if you just love mosquitos and want to get bit, the study says that the colors mosquitos are MOST attracted to include red, black, orange, and cyan which is a light blue color.

So the next time you head out to a BBQ, crawfish boil, or hit the water, you may want to think twice about what color to wear before you have a swarm of mosquitos attack you.

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