Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People But Not Others? You know this & You Won’t Be Bitten
It is the female mosquito that buzzes around your ear, not the males, because males do not take blood; only females do. Females, however, must find a blood meal after mating in order to have enough energy to produce eggs.
Why do mosquitoes sing near your ears?
1. Heat and carbon dioxide
Mosquitoes are attracted to heat and carbon dioxide, two substances we breathe out all the time.
Mosquitoes are attracted to heat and carbon dioxide, which we constantly create through our breathing. The heavier your breathing, the more heat and carbon dioxide you produce. This means that you are likely to attract even more mosquitoes if you are exerting yourself and breathing heavily.
It makes sense that some people tend to be targeted more since they naturally produce more carbon dioxide. Larger or heavier people exhale more gas, making them more likely to be on a mosquito’s radar. Also, if you’ve been running and are feeling a little winded, you might be surprised by all the mosquitoes trying to keep up with you.
Pregnant women are also at greater risk. One study found that pregnant women exhale about 20 percent more carbon dioxide than non-pregnant women. So pregnant women need to take extra precautions when outdoors.
2. They are attracted to earwax.
Mosquitoes are attracted to smelly areas of the body. You see, with the exception of our belly button, our ear is one of the dirtiest places on our body, especially the inside of the ear. If the ears are not cleaned regularly, they form earwax, which emits an odor that mosquitoes love, so they will tend to gravitate toward that smell.
3. Other factors
Other factors, such as a person’s genetics and even diet, play a larger role in a person’s “delicious” taste.
Female mosquitoes are more attracted to men with less bacteria on their skin than to men with more bacteria on their skin.
4. Mosquitoes use their eyes to target their victims.
Research shows that wearing dark colors (green, black, and red) makes it easier to spot. Instead, opt for softer colors such as pastels, beige or even white.
Ways to avoid mosquitoes
Wear light-colored clothing.
Bathe frequently to remove sweat.
Avoid drinking beer.
Sleep under a fast-moving fan.
Put plants like lavender, rosemary and catnip in your bedroom. These are natural mosquito repellents.