I recently read an article in the paper that said scientists have discovered that mosquito’s just love the enticing aroma of a stinky pair of socks. What? Did I say stinky socks? Yes indeed that is exactly what I said. So what are they doing with this odorous information? They are planning to use it as bait to attract and poison mosquitoes! Truth as they say, is truly stranger than fiction.
So what can we expect now that the mosquitoes jig is up? If you were one of those insect rights activists that always disliked those blue glowing bug zappers as it electrocuted to death those nasty mosquitoes you may be in luck. Instead of the constant bzzzzzt, bzzzzzt you will hear nothing. You will, however be treated to a view of some pretty ripe smelling socks dangling from a line. I just hope the wind is not blowing your way.
High school lockers with its attractive lode of sock bait will become the new gold mine. Your athlete son will find a new source of income. No more mowing lawns and delivering papers, all he must do is lace up those nasty sneakers and let nature do its work.
All joking aside, what the scientists are actually doing is synthetically creating the stinky sock odor in a lab. I sure would like to be a fly on that wall, not a mosquito mind you, a fly.