Rum Proves To Be Like Repellant In The British Virgin Islands
Step into the woods, go to warm and tropical climates or ever go back to my home in the South in the summertime. Because I would get eaten alive by mosquitoes.
I would be their prime target. According to a study by the biotechnology folks, the mosquitoes would come after me like I do to a single blonde in a bar.
The study claims that mosquitoes are attracted to beer drinkers, or anyone who drinks alcohol.
But I dispute their study, and I have personal experiences to support my claim.
The center states that its study found that for every 12 ounces of beer (or alcohol) you consume, you’re 20% more likely to get bitten.
I actually think the opposite is true. Based on personal experiences, I would even argue that the pesky pests leave people alone who have been drinking and instead zero in on the sober(er) souls. During a pair of October trips to the British Virgin Islands, the mosquitoes were biting everyone in sight except for myself and Luau Larry.
That’s because Luau Larry and I were consuming the most rum of anyone in our large group, and all that rum was like a shield around us. While the others were screaming and running for cover like they were in some B horror movie, Luau and I were immune.
Oh, occasionally one would showed interest, but when it lit on us it made a quick retreat, the way you would do if you were walking along a path and suddenly found yourself at the edge of a cliff. The mosquitoe must have gone back and warned the others saying something along the lines of, “Don’t bother with those two! There’s bad blood between us.”
Now perhaps the mosquitoes in the BVIs are different than the ones the biotechnology folks used for their survey. Perhaps they found a species that is one of us, that they likes alcohol. And But if you find yourself having a mosquitoes issue around your house, there are a few methods to get rid of them to protect your home
But until proven otherwise, with my “boots on the ground” experience – or to put it more accurately, sandals on the sand – instead of drinking less as the survey says, I say drink more.
At least good Caribbean rum in the BVIs, anyway.