Have your ever thought to yourself that mosquitoes tend to love you more than other people? Well, you may have been right.
Health experts have discovered that mosquitoes have a preference for 4 kinds of people. Here are the factors that determine if you are one of them.
It has been found that mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that people produce when they breathe. Pregnant women produce more of it, making them a prime target for the notorious insect. With the current Zika virus outbreak, this presents a very real danger to the babies.
Mosquitoes are attracted to lactic acid, which is produced in large quantities in your muscles when they are subjected to physical strain. So don’t be surprised to find mosquitoes attacking you with aggression after a jog.
According to experts, heat-producing drinks make us very attractive to mosquitoes. Alcohol in particular raises our body temperature and mosquitoes move in for the warmth.
4. Type O blood
Research has found that people with type A blood are the least likely to be bitten by mosquitoes, while those with type O blood are the most likely. The likelihood of a mosquito biting you if you have type O blood is 83%.
Source: Nairobi Wire