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Mosquitoes seem to like some people [more / most] than others. Scientists from the Virginia Tech university in the USA [believe / belief] the smell of our body could [attractive / attract] mosquitoes. This includes our natural body odour and [smells / stinks] from soaps and perfumes. Some of these smells could also help to reduce the number of [bite / bites] we get in the summer. The researchers said mosquitoes seemed to [prefer / rather] soap with a flowery smell. The lead researcher said over 60 per cent of the smells coming from our body come from soap [lather / rather] than natural body odours. He said that changing the soap we use could change [how / what] attractive we are to mosquitoes. Soap with a [neuter / neutral] or no smell could make us less [yum / tasty] to the creatures.

The researchers [tasted / tested] the effects on mosquitoes of four popular [brands / bland] of soap. They analyzed the smell of [difference / different] people after they used each soap, and when they did not wash [themselves / ourselves] . The researchers recreated the soapy and unwashed smells and put them in two different cups in a cage [full / on] of mosquitoes. The insects seemed to [prefer / rather] the flowery smells from the soapy cups. Mosquitoes may be like humans because they are attracted by [floral / coral] and fruity smells. One researcher gave some [advice / advise] . He said: "I would choose a coconut-scented soap [what / if] I wanted to reduce mosquito attraction." Mosquitoes are the world's deadliest creatures. The diseases they carry kill about 725,000 people [for / a] year.

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