5 reasons why mosquitoes bite you more?

Have ever thought why mosquito bites you more than the people nearby you? mostly we ignore this as we think mosquitoes are not biased to anyone they don’t discriminate but the truth is they know which is the right chemical mix and its odor because this accurately represents the blood they want. They can also detect these attractive aromas up to 30 meters away. Here are few factors which makes you a mosquito magnet.

Your blood group:

What is your blood type? If you are in O blood group then you can complain more as compared to B and A. Mosquitoes are more attracted to O type while for B type its more than A but less than O type. So type B people are in middle. In addition, 85 percent of people produce a signal about their  blood type ; mosquitoes are drawn to those 85 percent more than the non-secretors, regardless of blood type.

Carbon dioxide (co2):

Mosquitoes are attracted to people who exhale more Carbon dioxide. Mosquitoes locate their targets by smelling the carbon dioxide emitted in their breath. That’s the reason why mosquitoes sit more on adult than smaller children. Same reason is there for pregnant women as they exhale more Carbon dioxide (co2). As expecting mother exhales 21 per cent more C02 than their non-pregnant women.

Drinking bear:

 Drinking beer can be also one of the reason for mosquito bite but researchers suspected that drinking increases the amount of ethanol excreted in sweat, or because it increases body temperature that triggers mosquitoes to attack you.


Bacteria that live on human skin attract mosquitoes, this is the factor why some mosquitoes bites ankles and feet more than other body parts.

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Ashwin Chandra is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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