Do mosquitoes come buzzing straight for you as soon as you step outside? Do you always end up with annoying mosquito bites? Mosquitoes love humans, especially our scent. They have very acute receptors in their antennae and heads that can detect human scents up to a 100 feet away.
Here are the top human scents mosquitoes are attracted to-
1.) Carbon Dioxide: Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide we exhale, both the scent and the amount. Every time we exhale, we release chemicals like lactic acid, octenol, uric acid and fatty acids that combine with CO2. This combination of scents is what clues mosquitoes that there is a human target nearby. Get yourself a DynaTrap to fix this problem.
This insect trap mimics human breath allowing mosquitoes to follow the CO2 trail into the trap.
2.) Body odor: Bacterial colonies help generate the human scent we call body odor. Without the bacteria, our sweat would be odorless.
There are measures you can take like washing regularly to reduce body odor.
3.) Secretions: About 80% of us are “secretors” or people who secrete compounds known as saccharides and antigens through their skin. Mosquitoes are magnets for secretors.
Unfortunately, there isn’t anything we can do about this except seeking other preventative measures to fight off these pests.
4.) Blood type: Different blood types give off different scents. Studies have shown that mosquitoes are most attracted to Type O blood and least attracted to Type A.
Sorry Type O’s, you can’t change your blood type.
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