The season is now that more and more pests are out just as much as people are. The warmer weather brings people out to swim, hike and more. That is part of the reason that people seem to come across more pests. The other problem is that the most common types of pests that also are out in the summer sting and bite. One of the most common pests that you will see is a mosquito. The weather is perfect for mosquitoes to hatch and start to live their lives pestering your barbeques and swimming parties. Mosquitoes are a hot topic every summer because of the amount of disease they are known to carry. This is why it is pertinent that you do what you can to stop mosquitoes from biting you since that is how diseases are contracted. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control outlines what might be attracting mosquitoes and inviting them to bite you!
Mosquitoes Like Type O Blood
It may seem like a crazy reason a mosquito would be attracted to you for but your blood type can be the reason you are being bitten more than the people around you. Your blood is one of four main types and each of them give off an odor that can be smelled by a mosquito. Researchers have found that when placed in a controlled area, the mosquitoes were more attracted to a particular blood type and stayed away from another. If you are O blood type you are attracting them while you’re A blood type friend might be repelling them. This is why a group of friends can have differences in how many bites they have at the end of a night.
Mosquitoes are Attracted to Body Lotions & Fragrances?
We don’t necessarily mean your clothing but what smells you are wearing. Although color is a way to attract mosquitoes which is why you want to stay away from dark colors but smell may be a bigger pull. Take a whiff of the shampoo, soap, lotion and cologne that you use each day and what do you notice. If you are using items that have a floral smell you could be attracting the mosquitoes to yourself. The mosquitoes are attracted to the smells and that is why it is best to use a mild soap and lotion.
Can Mosquitoes Smell Your Breath?
Of course you are breathing and just that simple fact is something that could be attracting mosquitoes. When you take a breath and exhale you are releasing carbon dioxide and that is a gas that can be smelled and seen. A mosquito can see this in the air around you and will head towards it to look for a meal. Keep calm and stay away from extreme activities that might make you breath heavy.