When you hang out with friends on the afternoon homepage, you may be annoyed. Of the many people who are there, you are most often exposed to mosquito bites. To the extent that a friend mocks you if you have not had an afternoon bath.
Mosquitoes are not the creatures we like, moreover they are hosts from various sources of diseases such as Zika and dengue fever. Not to mention the itching it causes often makes us lose our mind and can not sleep at night.
Ironically, mosquitoes are often ‘unfair’ in their victims. Some of us tend to be more often bitten by mosquitoes than others. At first no one knows the cause, but research has uncovered the mystery.
Do you know?
- Although there are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes in nature, only about 200 species bite humans.
- Only the biting female mosquitoes.
- Their breeding begins when the weather gets warm and the eggs will hatch.
- They like to be in bodies of water such as ponds, lakes or ditches inundated.
- Warm and humid air is a haven for mosquitoes to gather.
Mosquitoes have a tremendous sense of smell, but they also depend on what color they see. They are very interested in carbon dioxide, and if you’re fat, then they’re more interested because it means the more carbon dioxide you produce than the thinner ones.
Carbon dioxide can also be triggered by exercise or after drinking alcohol. This is because the body’s metabolism increases, making you a target for mosquitoes. However, there are also genetic factors that play a role, as well as natural body aroma is also influential.
Another factor that contributes to how much you are likely to be the target of a mosquito bite is the presence of a distinctive odor on the surface of the skin. Lactic acid, urea acid and bacteria are also favored by mosquitoes. But if you are not easily bitten by mosquitoes, that means you are among the lucky ones because they naturally have an odor that mosquitoes do not like.
Finally, the color of clothing can also be a deciding factor. The color of bright clothing is usually not favored by mosquitoes, they are more interested in the color of dark or red shirt.
Source: Taken from various sources