Do you attract mosquitoes?

Ever wonder why you get eaten alive by mosquitoes while the man or woman on either side of you doesn’t get a bite? Scientists have put together some theories as to why you attract mosquitoes and others don’t

As it turns out, there are four kinds of individuals that are more likely to be attract mosquitoes than others.

The list is as follows.

  • Expectant mothers
  • Athletes
  • People who drink alcohol
  • Persons with type O blood.

While drinking outdoors is a more popular pastime in the warmer months, experts say drinking could also make you prone to bites.

“The theory is alcohol may raise your body temperature a little bit and make you more attractive to mosquitoes,” according to one New York-based ER doctor.

According to studies, pregnant women exhale more carbon dioxide, which can attract mosquitoes.

The disease-carrying pests are also drawn to those with higher levels of lactic acid, something that is more common in athletes and those who work out on a consistent basis.

For some, it’s simply biological. One study found that people with Type O blood were 83 percent more likely to be bitten. And if you’re blood Type A, you’re in luck — that’s the group least likely to get bit.

Experts also recommend staying away from scented beauty products. Mosquitoes love it when you smell good.

Mosquito Shield continues its efforts to be at the forefront of the mosquito and tick control industry with the goal of limiting exposure by controlling the mosquito population on your property. With state-of-the-art equipment, licensed techs, and a proprietary product that has proven results, we do our best to alleviate your concerns over things like Zika, West Nile Virus, and EEE.

There is no guarantee against contracting a mosquito-borne illness, but reducing exposure and controlling the mosquito population in your yard are positive first steps in the fight against these types of mosquito-borne illnesses.

We are working hard to prepare for these challenges and regardless of your blood-type or drinking habits, we are here to help. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call us at (269) 763-9248.

attract mosquitoes

Do you attract mosquitoes?