“One in 10 people are highly attractive to mosquitoes,” reports Jerry Butler, PhD, professor emeritus at the University of Florida.
You may have heard the explanation that mosquito ‘victims’ have sweeter blood, but this is not true. Rather, it is the fact that people vary in the types of bacteria that exist on their skin, and some bacteria emit better smells than others, which determine whether the mosquitoes want a taste!
In addition to differing bacteria, carbon dioxide given off in our breath, the heat of our bodies, and some other factors make those who are bitten frequently, quite irresistible. Unfortunately, there is more at stake than itchy bumps, and the following video that goes into greater detail about risks and protection, is a must-see.
The video you are about to watch below offers a comprehensive explanation as to why some people are bitten so often, while others don’t.Scientists identified certain elements of our body chemistry that, when found in excess on the skin’s surface, make mosquitoes swarm closer.People with high concentrations of steroids or cholesterol on their skin surface attract mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes also target people who produce excess amounts of certain acids, such as uric acid.These substances can trigger mosquitoes’ sense of smell, luring them to land on unsuspecting victims.
As mosquitoes carry many potentially life-threatening diseases, making good choices concerning repellents, is extremely important. Wearing insect repellent is the best way to prevent diseases spread by mosquitoes.Tea tree oil and vitamin B have reportedly helped some people repel mosquitoes. Wear your sleeves and pant legs as long as possible to cover as much skin as possible. Also keep your clothing as loose as possible. This serves two purposes: first, it’s much more comfortable in the hot,humid weather where mosquitoes thrive. Second, mosquitoes can sometimes bite through clothing that’s held tight against the skin, especially if the fabric is thin.Lastly Sleep with a mosquito net over your bed. Watching this footage will ensure a safer and more comfortable summer ahead.