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Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?
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Published: Apr 7, 2016

You’ve probably been sitting at a garden minding your own business until you feel an annoying itchiness in your arm or sometimes your leg. You start to scratch and you realise it’s a mosquito bite. You think “why me?”

Here’s why:

1. It’s your blood type

Mosquito’s like certain blood types. For people with Type-O blood are more likely to get bitten by mosquito because to them Type-O blood is like steak to them.

Source: sciencedaily.com
Source: sciencedaily.com

2. You exhale a lot of Co2

Mosquito’s have an organ called a┬ámaxillary pulp which helps them to locate their targets by smelling the carbon dioxide. So that’s what attracts them to you.

Source: mdjunction.com
Source: mdjunction.com

3. You’re hot

Who doesn’t want a hot meal? But jokes aside mosquitos are attracted to people with higher body temperatures and target victims by their sweat

Source: thoughtcatalog.com
Source: thoughtcatalog.com

4. Bacteria

There is bacteria on your skin as you read this, Researcher’s found that the amount of bacteria on your skin attracts mosquito. This is why mosquito bite our ankles and feet more as they have more bacteria.

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Source: youtube.com