The Dr. Oz Health Quiz
A) The scent of perfume, deodorant or lotion
C) Your diet
D) All of the above
E) None of the above
The correct answer is D.
"Genetics is probably the most important driver of whether a bug likes you or not," Dr. Oz says. "But there's no question that the scent of perfume or deodorant [is also a factor]."
One feature that might actually repel mosquitoes—which also can carry diseases such as malaria—is body hair, Dr. Oz says. "Mosquitoes don't like the hair," he says. "Plus, when the mosquito lands, I can feel it before you can [because of the hair on my arms]."