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I Rolled Up My Pants And Sleeves To Test Mosquito Tech In The Wild. Did It Work?

For you, our dear LAist readers, I will go that extra mile. And that includes plonking myself down next to the Los Angeles River for a few days recently, in a backyard known for being Coachella for mosquitoes, to see if an array of mosquito repellent tech — and other not-so-tech repellents — could protect me from those pesky ankle biters.

(While summer may be over, the mosquito season, which has been particularly vicious this year, lasts through November).

Here are the results of my admittedly not-very-scientific test, but you can get a sense of what worked well, and what didn’t work so well, over the days I spent in my colleague’s backyard. (She says she gets bit in her dirt backyard all the time.)

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October 21, 2023

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