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Ben Prather, director of Cass County Vector Control, says there are measures you can take to keep mosquitoes at bay besides coating your skin with smelly bug spray. Special to The Forum

5 Spot: 5 ways to repel mosquitoes

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Editor’s note: “5 spot” is a weekly feature that focuses on quick tips, ideas, activities and more – all in bunches of five.


FARGO – If you’ve spent any amount of time outside this summer, chances are you’ve gotten a mosquito bite, or, if you’re especially tasty, a dozen.

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Meredith Holt
Meredith Holt is a Forum features reporter who writes a twice-monthly column on body image, weight loss (and gain), health and fitness. Her topics of interest include mental health, relationships and women's issues. She also does page design and copy editing, which she did for six years prior to joining the features staff in March 2012.
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