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    Default Feel Like You're A Mozzie Magnet - It's True

    Cameron Webb
    February 10, 2020

    It’s always you, isn’t it? The person busy swatting away buzzing backyard mosquitoes or nursing an arm full of itchy red lumps after a weekend camping trip.
    You’re not imagining it – mosquitoes really are attracted to some people more than others.

    Why do mosquitoes need blood?
    Only female mosquitoes bite. They do it for the nutrition contained in blood, which helps develop their eggs.

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    I'm never bothered by mosquitoes. You see, years ago a badly aimed fly swatter broke a mosquito's leg. I set the broken leg, it healed well, and the grateful little insect brought the word back to his community. The legend spread, and to this day, the family of mosquitoes gives me respect above all others.
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    Fairy tales...can come true...it can happen to you...LOL!!!

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    Unfortunately, I'm one of the magnets. When I first came to Australia, at 17, they raised enormous red lumps that itched for days, but have become smaller over the years A friend used to make Schweitzer solution - zinc boron salicylate - and gave me a bottle. It's magic for taking away the itch. It's a Walter Last recipe and available online.

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    Julieanne, I didn't realize that you weren't a native Australian. I'm curious where you came from originally, because my husband had the same experience after having lived in Ireland for 33 years, to relocate to Maine and suffer immensely from insect bites, primarily mosquitoes and blackflies.
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    London, England, lived through the war years. I'm about as Australian as anyone born here by now, including a slight accent. 65 years now!

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