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8 Things That Mosquitoes Are Attracted To
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By Mani
Published: Nov 1, 2016

Mosquitoes are the worst. They come out of nowhere and bite you and which leaves an annoying itchy bump on the skin. If you get bitten by mosquitoes often its probably because they are attracted to you.

Here are 8 things mosquitoes are attracted to:

1. Sweat

Mosquitoes need water to reproduce and are attracted to areas with higher humidity levels.

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2. Perfume

No, don’t stop wearing perfumes but know that mosquitoes are attracted to floral scented perfumes more than others.

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3. If you’re hot

No, not as in good looking. But if your body temperature is high mosquitoes are more likely to bite you. Who doesn’t want a warm meal?

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4. Your blood type

If your blood type is O you’re more likely to get bitten by mosquitos.

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5. People who eat a lot of salts and potassium

Mosquitoes are attracted to salt and potassium. So avoid eating too many potassium-rich foods like bananas and dry fruit.

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6. Dark clothing

Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours, they can see and use their vision to locate targets from a distance.

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7. Carbon Dioxide

Mosquitos like people who emit a lot of carbon dioxide so people in groups beware.

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8. Pregnant women

This is because pregnant women exhale more carbon dioxide, have higher body temperatures and more blood circulation than the average person.

 

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