Being Too Big And 5 Other Reasons Mosquitoes Bite You A Lot

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Do you get constantly bitten by mosquitoes a lot?

There are certain traits that attract mosquitoes and you might probably have one (or two) of them. If you have any of these traits, just be prepared with some mosquito repellent any time you find them surrounding you.

Here are 6 reasons mosquitoes are attracted to you; 

1. You like wearing bright colors. 

Mosquitoes believe it or not are very visual, so you would rather wear more camouflage type outfits than stand out in a red or a white when these pesky insects are around.

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2. Blood type. 

Research has found, in fact, that people with Type O blood are found to be twice as attractive to mosquitoes than those with Type A blood; Type B people were in the middle.

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3. You are a big person. 

Basically mosquitoes sense carbon dioxide up to 160 feet away, the more you breath this in the more you’re likely to be under their radar. Bigger/fatter people breath in more carbon dioxide, and hence mosquitoes may be more attracted.

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4. You emit a lot of body heat. 

Maybe you’ve come from a pretty heated exercise session, or it’s just a very hot day. Whatever it is the more heat you generate and the more you sweat, the more likely mosquitoes will sense you.

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5. There’s bacteria on your skin. 

This one seems almost unavoidable.  Some research has shown that the types and amount of bacteria on one’s skin can play a role in bringing on the mosquitoes as well. The bacteria factor could also explain why mosquitoes are drawn to ankles and feet, an especially ripe source of bacteria.

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6. You’re an avid beer drinker. 

Mosquitoes love beer too, so if you do as well, be sure you’ll be making a lot of mosquito friends. In one study researchers found that significantly more mosquitoes landed on study participants after drinking a 12-ounce beer than before.

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