Why mosquitos bite some people more than others

File - Mosquito. (MGN/ JYI)
File - Mosquito. (MGN/ JYI)

US (CNN)  Scientists found that a person who works out a lot, is pregnant, or has had something to drink could experience more bites from mosquitoes than the person sitting next to them.

The Smithsonian reports that blood type might also be the reason for the bites.

According to the report, one study that found mosquitoes landed on people with blood type O blood nearly twice as often as people with blood type A. People with blood type B reportedly fell somewhere in the middle.

It’s reported that the reason mosquitoes find pregnant women and regular exercisers more attractive is because, in part, they have a higher body temperature.

And yes, just one bottle or can of beer can also attract mosquitoes although scientists haven’t yet figured out why.

Smithsonian reports that ultimately, scientists said that an estimated 85 percent of the reason why mosquitoes find some people more attractive than others can be blamed on genes.

Lastly, scientists said clothing might have something to do with it. Smithsonian said not only are mosquitoes attracted to people with higher body temperatures and certain blood types but also to people who wear certain colors, such as black, dark blue, or red.

A medical entomologist at the University of Florida said colors that stand out attract mosquitoes because they use vision as well as scent to locate humans.

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