I went fishing with the family last night and got eaten alive by mosquitos. Any fisherman can tell you that you don't wear perfume, bug spray or strong fragrances when you go fishing. I took precautions and wore long sleeves and long pants and still got bit through my clothes. There are thousands of breeds of mosquitos. It maybe some thing like 6000, I don't remember the number but I read it a long time ago. So, different mosquitos are repelled by different methods. My son and I are the only 2 in our family who the mosquitos target with a vengance. My husband and daughters don't suffer the same torment that my son and I do. I have heard and strongly believe that some people have a body chemisrty that attracts mosquitos more than other people do. Being the target of mosquitos, I sometimes get bites that I have a hyper-sensitive reaction to. What I mean is that I get welts that are up to 6 inches in diameter, firm and inflamed (it's a burning itch.) It is a kind of allergic reaction to a certain protien that a particular mosquito injects into the skin when it bites and it is a major discomfort! So, my question is: does anyone know of any herbs or suppliments that I can take to alter my body chemistry so that I will be less of a target for mosquitos? Maybe some kind of volitle oil such as garlic?