The blood-sucking process of mosquitoes is a feast for eyes, but only female mosquitoes bite humans, so they have enough protein to produce eggs. Male mosquitoes never bite, but they need sugar for energy. That's why they eat nectar. (FYI: female mosquitoes love flowers too!)
Mosquitoes also have a unique sense of smell, they can smell carbon dioxide you exhale and sense things like wetness and dampness "very gracefully".
However, mosquito entomologists believe that reasons why mosquitoes "prefer" some people over others are not fully understood, although a large number of studies have put forward some fairly reliable theories. The data is as follows:Why are some people more attractive to mosquitoes?
In addition to fact that you are a living, breathing, bloodied human, there are several factors that can make a mosquito "love" you more than anyone else.1. Excessive sweating
Mosquitoes are big fans of lactic acid, an organic acid that can be produced on skin and other parts of body. Mosquitoes have a special receptor for sniffing out lactic acid. Some people simply produce more lactic acid than others, attracting more mosquitoes, but when you sweat, you also release more lactic acid.2. Just finished a workout (and a bit smelly)
It's not just about sweating. In addition to lactic acid and carbon dioxide, mosquitoes are also attracted to various body odors that come from your skin after you eat certain foods or do outdoor sports, which also attract mosquitoes.
Bacteria on skin can also play a role, so if sweating while exercising causes your socks to get wet, it's more likely to attract pests. It sounds rude, but "mosquitoes are attracted to smell."3. The body burns a lot of energy
When your body burns energy, it releases large amounts of carbon dioxide, attracting more mosquitoes. Pregnancy or being overweight, drinking alcohol, exercising, etc. can increase your metabolic rate.4. It may be related to your blood type
There is some evidence that mosquitoes are more attracted to people with blood type O than people with blood type A or B. An earlier study published in Journal of Medical Entomology found that mosquitoes land on people with blood type O at 83 percent of time, but only attract people with blood type A 46.5 percent of time, but more research is needed to understand difference. .cause.5. Perfume or cologne is to blame for everything
Remember those flowers that mosquitoes love to eat? If you wear a fragrance that smells like a flower, it will most likely attract them. If you're going to be spending a lot of time outdoors, avoid wearing perfume or cologne, and pay attention to any scents in skin care products (such as lotions).6. Wear dark clothes
Mosquitoes rely in part on sight to find their hosts, and wearing dark clothes can help them find you. If you're wearing dark clothes and you're in front of a "light" background, such as grass or the horizon, you're more likely to be spotted by mosquitoes.So how do you prevent mosquito bites?
Some methods are not applicable. For example, mosquitoes love carbon dioxide and you will exhale carbon dioxide when you breathe, but you can't stop breathing to avoid mosquitoes.
Still, some do!
1. You can avoid going outside when mosquitoes are most active (dawn and dusk) and wear a jacket, try long sleeves and long pants to hide exposed skin.
2. Insect repellent (toilet water) is also a good choice. For mosquitoes, DEET is most effective ingredient, but Bicaridine and Oral are most effective ingredients. Only natural selection really works.) Find an effective repellant that will help you avoid mosquito bites.
3. Wear mosquito coils when you sleep at night, electric mosquito coils are also available!