I live in Houston, Texas, otherwise known as the Mosquito Capital of the World. Those little buggers are everywhere
. Sometimes they're not even deterred by bug spray. So what exactly are you supposed to do? Stop breathing, suggests this helpful article from The Atlantic
. (Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale.) But it also includes a link to a New York Times story with some more, er, practical advice. You may be surprised to learn that the #1 mosquito deterrent doesn't involve any chemicals at all — and it's something you probably have at home already.