Mosquitoes might be some of the most pesky, annoying, and dangerous creatures on the planet. They are infamous for carrying deadly diseases like Triple E, or Malaria which is the most common form of death in developing countries.
In fact, over 3.6 billion people live in areas highly impacted by Malaria.
Have you ever noticed that when you are outside hanging out with friends or sharing a few drinks that you might walk away with no bites on your skin but you buddy is covered in splotches?
Turns out there is an actual reason why mosquitoes bite some people more than others, and it’s not the reason you may think.
Mosquitoes spit out a glob of saliva on your skin which numbs your senses in that area, allowing them to insert their blood sucking straw and feed off you.
Many people believe that they are more susceptible to mosquito bites, and they are probably right!
But it turns out that the reason is not your blood type or gender, but rather the activities you might be engaging in.
Certain foods, drinks, and activities cause your skin to have different types of bacteria on the surface, which can attract or repel the bugs.
There are things you can do to protect yourself against mosquitoes such as put on bug spray, but check out the list below of common mosquito attractions that might be causing you too look like this:
If you drink beer outside, sweat a lot, or have a raised body temperature, your oil and bacterial complexion on the skin makes you more susceptible to getting bitten.
Make sure you wear bugs spray, and stay safe this summer!