Why You’re A Mosquito Magnet


Please don’t feel singled out, special, or view yourself as a chosen one. She bites everyone. This is just the inherent
nature of the beast. There is absolutely no truth
to the persistent myths that mosquitoes fancy females over males, that they prefer blondes and redheads over those with darker hair, or that the darker or
more leathery your skin, the safer you are from her bite. It is true, however, that
she does play favorites and feasts on some more than others. Blood type O seems to
be the vintage of choice over types A and B or their blend. People with blood type O get bitten twice as often as those with type A, with type B falling somewhere in between. Disney-Pixar must have done their homework when portraying a tipsy mosquito ordering a Bloody Mary, O-positive in the 1998 movie “A Bug’s Life.” Those who have higher natural
levels of certain chemicals in their skin, particularly lactic acid, also seem to be more attractive. From these elements, she can analyze which blood type you are. These are the same
chemicals that determine an individual’s level of skin
bacteria and unique body odor. While you may offend others
and perhaps yourself, in this case, being pungently
rancid is a good thing, for it increases bacteria
levels on the skin, which make you less
alluring to mosquitoes. Cleanliness is not next to godliness, except for stinky feet,
which emit a bacterium, the same one that ripens
and rinds certain cheeses, that is a mosquito aphrodisiac. Mosquitoes are also enticed by deodorants, perfumes, soaps, and
other applied fragrances. While this may seem unfair to many of you, and the reason remains a mystery, she also has an affinity
for beer drinkers. Wearing bright colors is
also not a wise choice, since she hunts by both sight and smell, the latter depending chiefly
on the amount of carbon dioxide exhaled by the potential target. So all your thrashing
and huffing and puffing only magnetizes mosquitoes
and puts you at greater risk. She can smell carbon dioxide
from over 200 feet away. When you exercise, for example,
you emit more carbon dioxide through both frequency
of breath and output. You also sweat, releasing
those appetizing chemicals, primarily lactic acid, that invites the mosquito’s attention. Lastly, your body temperature rises, which is an easily
identifiable heat signature for your soon-to-be tormentor. On average, pregnant women
suffer twice as many bites, as they respire 20% more carbon dioxide and have a marginally
elevated body temperature. As we will see, this is bad news for the mother and the fetus when it comes to infection
from Zika and malaria. Please don’t go on a shower,
deodorant, and exercise strike or shelve your beloved beer
and bright T-shirts just yet. Unfortunately, 85% of what makes you attractive to mosquitoes is prewired in your genetic circuit board, whether that be blood
type, natural chemical, bacteria or CO2 levels,
metabolism, or stink and stench. At the end of the day, she will find blood from any exposed target of opportunity.

99 Replies to “Why You’re A Mosquito Magnet

  1. There's actually a super effective way to get repel mosquitoes. Just love them and then they'll leave you like everything else

  2. I knew it. I’m blood type O+ and always end up with the most mosquito bites on my arms compared to my friends.

  3. Granted I live in So Cal where mosquitoes are pretty rare but I feel pretty dam lucky, they don't generally bother me and never have and with 40 years experience I think I am good to go.

  4. This is not true. I know someone who is always drinking beer and never gets bitten. However, if you are often bitten by mosquitos like me, the best trick Ive ever tried is having vitamin b complex and while the vitamin b is in your system, you wont be bitten.

  5. Wouldnt type O get bitten more often because it's the most common blood type? I'd really like to see the study and what controls they used

  6. Does anyone know if getting bit my mosquitoes has anything to do with circulation? I had a massive blood clot on my leg that took 4 surgeries to remove and now I found out that I have leaky veins so all that blood and fluid collects in my leg and I get swelling from edema. It left me with some ugly AF spider veins in my ankles and I was curious if maybe they bit me more because I have veins towards the surface of the skin? My ankle looks like I sprained it bad because it's all purple and swollen and I thought maybe that's why I get attacked so bad and nobody else seems to get bit, just me lol

  7. This is so stupid! Has nothing to do with alcohol. I dont drink and get bit regularly so just stupid with damn computer voice.

  8. I went to the country for my summer vacation and I was literally the only one getting bit 10 times a day and nobody else was😭😭. My grandparents were joking saying they love that “California meat”

  9. I'm type A and I am a magnet to the extreme I am not jk. It is so severe even when I was in a camping room with five other people I was the only one that got bit to the extent I did. I'm also allergic so it swells up like a golf ball

  10. For anyone who wants to naturally repel mosquitos at home, plant lavender and lemongrass in the yard. To keep them from landing on you put lavender or lemongrass essential oil on your skin. In my experience this it works splendid to keep those suckers off you!

  11. i once had such shit diet that it seemed like musquitos didnt even wanna come close to me. junk food seems like a good repellant. i was on a class hiking trip, a mountain with mixed terrain such as rough, dry, muddy, icy and thick. i packed buncha snacks, consisting of a pringles can, a dorito bag, a medium sized m&ms, a monster energy drink, a 2litre coke, a large bar of twix, 2 small bottles of energy drink, and a vitamin drink which my mom forced me to take. as a skinny guy that can never get fat even if i ate 2 times the food of an average human adult cuz of my apparent "fast metabolism" i quickly started munching on my snacks, whilst the others didnt even begin. by the time we got to the mountain, i was hyped up by my energy drink and all sorts of other mixtures of snacks and drinks. i had no problem scaling the mixed terrain of the mountain and even carried somebody elses bag. others were complaining of mosquitos but i never even noticed, i assumed they were avoiding me cuz of my probably fucked up blood cuz of all that shit i consumed. on the way back tho, i think i had some sort of energy drink withdrawal, as i felt like it was 4am and needed sleep bad

  12. And here I am, with a body temperature colder than a goth girl's soul, totally invisible to mosquitoes. Must be a ninja 😎

  13. Imagine having bright cloths on, having deodorant on, having type O blood, being a drinker, having smelly feet. Damn they will love u

  14. I used to easily get bitten by mosquito everywhere when i was a kid that was overweight after losing whopping 40kg now they barely touched me quite odd but true story still baffled to this day

  15. I feel like this is a bunch of lies cuz I'm the exact opposite of what she said
    I have dark skin and hair, doesn't drink beer, have blood type A wears dark colours ect

  16. I am sorry I have to disagree on principle. As someone from Portmore Jamaica, the mosquitoes here only require 1 thing of us, BE ALIVE. 😅

  17. Me: I’ll wait outside for my Uber to pick me up, it’s a nice day

    2 minutes (or less) later: Gets bite on back of neck

    Exactly what happened last spring, my bites swell up so I was more annoyed about have a huge red bite. Gotten used to the itching at this point

  18. White clothes do protect you since they prefer to land on dark spots and avoid detection. Humans also have two protective genes which some of us lack. You did not mention any of this.

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