Science has long tried to understand why some people are a preferred target for mosquitoes. A good prevention strategy involves outdoor activities and outings outside the hours when mosquitoes are particularly active, such as sunrise or sunset. It is recommended to wear long sleeved shirts and pants. It is also advisable to wear a wide-brimmed hat and closed toe shoes. You should also avoid creams, deodorants or perfumes, as their strong scents attract mosquitoes. You should use an insect repellent instead.