96 Shares PinIt turns out that your stinky socks may deter your hostel-mates, significant other, and often yourself, but are irresistible to blood-sucking mosquitoes. There is now enough data behind this phenomena that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $775,000 to developing traps with feet smell as the lure. Vodka, which can kill smells, stinky feet, mosquitoes and your sobriety if there’s enough left over. Vodka, when sprayed on socks, kills the bacteria that makes them smell like gross feet. Finally, if a mosquito happens to be bold enough for a face-on confrontation, one good spritz will send them to mosquito heaven.