5 Things That Turn You Into A Mosquito Magnet

Harin - Apr 16, 2019


5 Things That Turn You Into A Mosquito Magnet

What makes mosquitoes like one person over others? There are five things that you should know which make mosquitoes bite you more.

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What makes mosquitoes favor one person over others? Here are five things you should know which turn you into a mosquito magnet.

Grayson Brown, a mosquito scientist, and director of the Public Health Entomology said that various studies have pointed out reasons why some people may be bitten by mosquitoes more often than others.

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1. Heavy breathing

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Larger people and pregnant women exhale more carbon dioxide, which female mosquitoes can sense. Brown said:

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2. Working out

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Mosquitoes like the lactic acid and the bacteria in your sweat.  Brown said:

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Your gene determines how much you sweat.

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3. Drink beer

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A small study from Japanese researchers found that mosquitoes are more likely to land on you after you drank a beer. Brown said that it is still unclear why that happens. But it is possible that your body temperature is raised by alcohol, so you sweat more. And sweat is a mosquito magnet as we have mentioned above.

4. Blood type

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People with type O blood attract more mosquitoes.

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5. Pregnant woman

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Malaria-carrying mosquitoes are 2X likelier to bite a woman if she is pregnant. He said:

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Now you have already know what 5 factors that make mosquitoes bite you more, stay clear of those bloodsuckers!

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