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Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted To Me?

If you notice that you are frequently bitten by mosquitoes, your plight might be the result of a variety of factors, some of which are controllable and others that aren't. By knowing why you are more likely to attract mosquitoes, it will be easier to find ways to avoid attracting mosquitoes in the future without the need for an exterminator in the area. 

Your Genetic Makeup

A significant portion of why mosquitoes might prefer you over other victims is genetic. Some individuals are genetically more likely to produce lactic acid in their skin. Also, if you have type O blood, your sweat will produce a unique odor that attracts mosquitoes. If you are pregnant, you are more likely to sweat and may want to reduce your exposure to situations where you are likely to be bitten by mosquitoes.

Sweating And Heavy Breathing

Sweating and heavy breathing can also attract mosquitoes. If you remain cooler and use an anti-antiperspirant, you can reduce the number of mosquito bites even if you produce lactic acid in your sweat. Also, reduce the amount of physical activity you perform during peak mosquito hours, since they are attracted to the carbon dioxide produced by exhaling.

Too Much Heat

Another reason those who are exercising are more likely to be bitten is because there will be more blood near the surface of the skin, which will attract the mosquitoes. Areas you are most likely to be bit include the:

  • elbows

  • neck

  • wrists

  • forehead

A Few Too Many Beers

If you sit still, you are unlikely to attract as many mosquitoes unless you are drinking beer. Beer begins attracting mosquitoes shortly after you have had your first one. However, researchers are still trying to figure out why they love the blood of a beer-drinker.

Dark Clothing

Dressing in dark clothing is always a bad idea during the summer, not only because dark clothes absorb heat, but also because mosquitoes are more attracted to dark clothes. Dark clothing causes you to stand out in front of the horizon, making it easier for mosquitoes to see you. However, if you wear light-colored clothing that is long-sleeved and thick, mosquitoes will have a harder time finding a place to bite you.

Not Going inside Soon Enough

Just because there are mosquitoes, doesn't mean that you do not have to enjoy great weather. Just pay attention to when mosquitoes come out and you will be able to avoid getting bitten by heading inside. While insect repellents can help, you are better off if you can avoid attracting them in the first place.