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Tis the season for mosquitoes!!!

People will do just about anything to avoid the biting pests -- bug zappers, citronella candles, even "mosquito-repelling" plants.

The problem is, those methods aren't very effective.

Mosquitoes are attracted to heat and carbon dioxide (you) not ultraviolet light (your bug zapper).

Citronella candles don't really contain enough repellent to make a difference, and neither do those special plants.

So what does work? Check out the slideshow above for the most effective ways to protect you, your family, and your pets from mosquitoes, their bites, and the illnesses they carry.

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