Scientists Say They Now Know Why Some May Be a ‘Mosquito Magnet’

Mosquitoes can spoil a good time for many.

Have you ever been near someone who says the mosquitoes “eat them”? If so, they might be right.

For years, many have wondered why mosquitoes prefer some to others, and now scientists say they may now know why the little pests are more attracted to some than others.

Personally my wife and I can be on the patio and as soon as the mosquitoes come out they attack them and often I don’t feel any on or near me.


Well, scientists say that a certain acid in skin oil attracts some mosquitoes. So yes, your body odor plays a crucial role in a mosquito’s attraction to you.

Now, before you shower, there is nothing you can do to get rid of this smell. The acid in your skin oil, “carboxylic acid,” cannot be altered, so you must do your best to control the outdoor bugs.

And no, mosquitoes are no longer attracted to a specific color of clothing or a specific blood type. We’ve all heard these theories, but at this point, that’s all they are.

Now that we have a more definitive answer as to why some are more susceptible to mosquito bites, do your best to combat them with repellents and just be aware of when mosquitoes are more likely to attack you.

This latest research on mosquitoes was conducted by researchers at Rockefeller University in New York.

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