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Why do mosquitoes always bite me? - Medical News Today

Why do mosquitoes target some people more than others? The answer is not straightforward — chemicals that attract some mosquito species have been shown to repel others. And people produce thousands of different chemicals, so working out which ones are affecting mosquitoes’ behavior is far from easy

The 6 best mosquito traps to keep them out of your house - SF Gate

There is no shortage of mosquito traps available for both indoor and outdoor use. Flying insect-killing devices work in a variety of ways though most employ ultraviolet light to attract mosquitoes to them. Once ensnared, the blood-sucking insects are eliminated by the use of electricity, sticky glue paper, or a high-speed whirring fan. SF Gate compiles a list of their favorite.

These 4 factors draw mosquitoes to some people more than others - New Day NW

So what are the factors that make some people more susceptible to being bitten by mosquitoes? According to Riffell and his team's findings, there are four:

1. Your breath: it doesn’t mean you have bad breath. Humans naturally exhale CO2 and while we don’t notice it, mosquitos find it irresistible. It attracts them from 100 feet away
2. Your sweat: what’s more irresistible than the water vapor from our sweat? This is a close-range cue
3. Your skin temperature: they ultimately use it to decide where and when to bite.
4. Color: mosquitos gravitate towards certain colors, one of them being a red-orange-like color, which is the color they see human skin as. They don’t see skin pigmentation, just the red-orange color they like so much.

Seeing Red: Why Mosquitoes Make a Beeline for Your Skin - HealthDay

Mosquitoes see red when they look at your skin, and that brings them in for a bite, according to research showing that these insects find certain colors more attractive.

The findings mean that what you wear can reduce your chances of being bitten, but there's little you can do in terms of your skin. That's because everyone's skin gives off a strong red-orange signal that's highly attractive to mosquitoes.

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes - SFGate

Mosquitoes, as most people know, can carry a variety of scary diseases including dengue fever, yellow fever, encephalitis, Chikungunya, and West Nile virus. They’ll also shut down any party they find in a manner of minutes if allowed.

To prevent mosquitoes from entering your home ensure all your screens are secure and undamaged (no rips or tears). And, as mothers everywhere have been telling their offspring for years, keep exterior doors closed.
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