I often wondered why mosquito’s seem to prefer some people over overs! When I am outside with my husband, they will eat him alive and barely bite me at all. I thought maybe because I am always slightly anemic….they somehow knew that! LOL! But here are some of the REAL reasons you may be tasty to your neighborhood mosquitoes…
Here is why mosquito’s seem to like you best:
How much alcohol you drink – According to one study, just one bottle of beer can increase your appeal in the insect world.
How pregnant you are – It’s just one more discomfort for moms-to-be, but pregnant women get about twice as many bites as other people. That’s probably because they’re about a degree warmer, and exhale 21% more carbon dioxide.
What blood type you are: -Type O? You get bitten about twice as much as Type A, and Type B is somewhere in the middle-ground.
How much you exercise – Working out builds up lactic acid in your sweat and body heat, making you all the more tasty.
What you’re wearing – Skeeters are also looking for you, so wearing eye-catching colors such as black, navy, or red make you stand out, according to one entomologist.
Well that explains it! I don’t drink a lot, I am not pregnant, and I have A+ blood type!
Do mosquito’s eat you alive while everyone else seems barely bothered?