- Diet, blood type or color of clothing have little effect on mosquitoes
- Mosquitoes are primarily attracted to carbon dioxide and heat
- Citronella plants and candles aren't good repellents, experts say
(CNN)Just about everyone can agree that mosquitoes are more than a little annoying. They bite, the bites itch and the repellent stinks. Even more disturbing are the incurable viruses these tiny predators can carry, including West Nile, malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever and chikungunya.