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Ever wonder how mosquitoes find you?

Aug 05, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Whether you're playing soccer at the park, hiking in the woods or taking a walk along the beach, everyone knows the tiny buzz next to your ear means that a mosquito is probably near. But have you ever wondered how an insect no bigger than a pea is able to track you down?

Mosquitoes don't just use one sense to look for dinner. They have evolved a sort of Swiss Army knife of tools that tells them when fresh blood is close by.

"The first thing is that they smell us," said Clément Vinau...