Why do Mosquitoes Bite Me?
by Sara Martin
June 08, 2021
Female mosquitoes are primarily attracted to our body heat and the carbon dioxide we breathe out, which indicate to the mosquito that we are warm-blooded animals and have the blood they need to develop fertile eggs.
So the more carbon dioxide we emit, the more attractive we are to females looking for a protein hit. (Male mosquitoes don't bite).
Mosquitoes are also attracted to different chemicals on our skin
When mosquitoes get close to a person, they decide whether to bite or not based on the smell of your skin. That smell can vary from person to person because of different combinations of chemicals on our skin. Mosquitos love synthetic smells so the type of deodorant or perfume you wear possibly has a role in how attractive you smell to these pests, which is a great reason to use natural skincare with essential oils.
O blood type may also be tastier to the mosquito, but not unless you have a warm body and they like your smell.
Hairy arms or legs can be a physical deterrent to mosquitoes.
It's also worth remembering that some people have a greater reaction to mosquito bites than others, making it seem as if they are bothered more than other people.
If you are a mosquito magnet then you need…
Buzzbalm to stop the itching and inflammation from insect bites & stings
Buzz Gel – to repel the mosquitoes