Janet Fang's theory, lets then talk about how we could continue to improve distancing our hot, human skin from the heat-seeking senses of mosquitoes.
DEET is a common, and highly regarded, mosquito repellent. DEET, (N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide), has been the subject of recent studies which has found that certain insects are unaffected by its presence. According to James Logan, Nina Stanczyk and colleagues, in the subject species A. aegypti, They found that three hours after pre-exposure the mosquitoes showed behavioral insensitivity... [and] pre-exposure to DEET has implications for the use of repellents and the ability of mosquitoes to overcome them.
This case study is not discouraging the use of DEET but only analyzing the fact that certain mosquitoes has the ability to essentially ignore DEET once they have been previously exposed to it. Also the study does not know for how long this effect lasts. With studies like this, we can become closer to a place without too much mosquito interference.
Poster by Tony Huynh (3)