Why Mosquitoes Bite You More Than Others
Have you ever been outside for a while and all of a sudden you have a ton of mosquito bites all over you, but then you look at your friends and they only have one or two? Well, there are a few reasons for this and some of them are hard to believe.I am one of those people who only get one or two bites when outside for a period of time. After reading this study, there are a few factors that come into play.
We all know that mosquitoes bite us to extract blood. There is a blood type that they are more attracted to. It's Type O. For some reason they landed on more Type O subjects (83%) more than other blood types.
If you exercise and sweat, you excrete a lot of lactic acid. The sweat makes you smell delicious to the mosquitoes and therefore they would rather bite you more than someone who isn't sweating.
Put down the beer. Apparently, mosquitoes are attracted to alcohol too. If you are drinking outside, the mosquitoes will bite you more than a sober friend just hanging out by the fire.
These are so hard to manage, but it makes sense that I don't get as bit as a lot of my friends. I mean they drink, they exercise and sweat a lot more than I do, and they must be Type O.