Cows Are Using Cologne That Smells Like Humans To Fend Off Mosquitoes

When mosquitoes bite humans, their pesky bites can transmit serious and potentially fatal diseases, like malaria. When malaria-infected mosquitoes bite cows, the cows don't get human malaria, which is why a California-based company called ISCA Technologies is creating a human-scented cologne for cows. How does it work? A mildly-scented shampoo-like goo is sprayed onto the cows, which makes them smell like humans for several weeks to months. The public need not worry about the cows, since they will also be treated with insecticide, which causes mosquitoes to die when they bite into the cattle. Today, malaria prevention is done by providing insecticide-treated bed nets and medication to places where malaria is rampant.