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A fan is the most common
alternative to use in case you don't like sleeping inside a mosquito net, it
increases air flow as mosquitos prefer still air however this is a much less
effective than a mosquito net.
The main idea of
impregnating a mosquito net is not only to protect you from mosquitos but also
reduce the mosquito's population in malaria areas in developing countries. For
more information visit http://www.rollbackmalaria.org/
I have been experiencing the same issue, and I solved my problem by cleaing the mosquito guts off the side of the fan body and blades with a wet toothbrush. I unplugged the unit and brought the entire head into the laundry room wash tub. remove the screened cup and then you can access the fan from the bottom. It would make life easier if you cut the plastic framing off, but you can reach in with a small toothbrush if you have some patience.
Mosquitoes are attracted not only by things like the CO2 that you exhale, but they are also attracted by the odor that are blood secretes through our skin. For some reason that scientists haven't figure out yet Type O blood secretes more chemical "odor" than any other blood type. The interesting thing about all of this is that our genetics will control whether or not we will secrete those "odorant markers" through our skin. For some reason people with Type O blood are genetically pre-disposed to secreting that odor through their skin. Some people genes stop them from putting out any type of odor from their blood at all. This of course doesn't mean that they will not get bitten at all. It just means that their blood "smell" will not help to attract the mosquitoes to them.
So if you are a Type O person, once the mosquito is attracted to you by your CO2, your blood odor will help to make you attractive enough that not only will the mosquito come to check you out, she will also probably land on you and bite you. Type O or not, the best defense against the mosquito is still either staying indoors, using mosquito nets, or using any repellant that contains DEET. This is still the single best repellant agent out there to use against the little blood suckers. As some people can be sensitive or allergic to DEET make sure that you try some of the repellant on a small patch of skin to see if you have any reaction to it before rubbing or spraying the repellant all over your body.
I am not endorsing one brand over another, but I have had better luck with the main brand name alkaline batteries. Just for fun, compare the weight of the Energizers to the R.S., you might be surprised.