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Why mosquitoes bite some people more than others

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There are many opinions why mosquitoes bite some people and not bite others.

Beer lovers, fat people, people who produce more carbon dioxide and sweat are supposed to be more tasty for mosquitoes.

One thing we know for sure: the genetics and chemistry of the body are the keys to understanding this, their mosquito, selectivity. It is said that every tenth person is attractive to be bitten.

The tricks against mosquitoes that will help drive away the ubiquitous insects and remain "uneaten".

So why do mosquitoes attack certain people?

Let's see what mosquitoes want when they land on our skin. Without a share of sexism, we say that only females bite. In order to breed, to feed the eggs, they need the blood of mammals. Males of all species of mosquitoes known to the world feed exclusively on plant food and do not harbor sucking blood.

Females are very selective, and for their future offspring they only want the best blood. As you know, each of us has its own unique body odor. And mosquitoes know exactly how the perfect scent sounds for them. They can feel it for 30 meters.

Just imagine, there are about 100 trillion microbes in the human body. We even have our own, so to speak, “microbial signature”, which is mainly determined by genetics. These microbes are the main part of our immune system, so remember that too frequent water procedures are useless and, of course, they will not hide your smell from the keen sense of smell of mosquitoes.

Is blood type important

If the mosquito liked your smell, he will not leave you alone. In addition, the experiments carried out showed that mosquitoes are preferred by people with blood group I two times more often than with group II.

This means that in 85% of cases a person with his blood group attracts mosquitoes.

So what is this perfect scent?

Again, a large role is played by the amount of sweat and carbon dioxide emitted by the human body. However, the smell of our body is even more important.

Lactic acid, as it turned out, is very attractive for most species of mosquitoes. And certain foods, such as cheese, soy, yogurt, or pickled vegetables, along with physical activity, lead to the formation of more lactic acid on the surface of the skin. And it attracts buzzing bloodsuckers to us.

Make yourself completely unattractive for mosquitoes is impossible. All that we can do is just apply precautions: cover large areas of skin with clothes, not go out at dawn and in the evening during high humidity, and use protective creams and sprays against insect bites and aromatic oils. But even after all this, mosquitoes will not “love” us less.