Sunday, May 1, 2016


Now that summer is right around the corner, mosquitoes are once again on the prowl. And some people are particularly at risk. There is always someone that gets bitten no matter how much bug spray or cream they use. At the end of the day, he or she has bites everywhere. Have you ever wondered why some people get special treatment from the blood-suckers? It’s not just that their blood is sweeter.
Mosquitoes are drawn to your skin by bacteria, more specifically, from the smell that these bacteria give off. There are some factors that you should be aware of that promote bites.
1. Drinking beer

The sweat that you secrete when you drink alcohol magically attracts mosquitoes as a French study has shown. In one experiment, three beers led to 30% more bites. Bad news for open-air pubs.
2. Exercise

It’s not just the opposite sex that finds your chiseled body irresistible. Mosquitoes are also very attracted to you when you work out. The higher your body temperature is, the more likely mosquitoes will notice you. That doesn’t mean that you should give up outdoor sports – but rather that you should put some lotion on.



3. Your blood type

One specific blood type is particularly at risk. People with blood type 0 were more affected by mosquito bites by up to 83%! Good news for everyone else but bad news if you’ve got type 0 blood. Here there is nothing that can help except putting on bug spray and hoping for the best.
Wow, I didn’t know that. I thought it was really exciting to see why mosquitoes “fly after” some people and ignore others.