A mosquito magnet?

Do you think that mosquitoes prefer to bite some people more over others?

Studies have suggested that a number of factors can attract mosquitoes to us like the body odour, body colour, skin temperature and texture, microbes living on the skin, pregnancy status, carbon dioxide exhaled by humans erc.

When female mosquitoes look for a human to bite, they smell a unique cocktail of body odours that we emit into the air. These odours then stimulate receptors in the mosquitoes’ antenna.


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