Do you feel like mosquitos flock to you?
That’s me, too. The minute I walk outside in the warm months I’ve got at least two bites. Then by the time I go back in I’m covered.
Then there’s my husband who sits outside on the patio nightly and never gets any.
What gives? I’ll tell ya’.
Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others
There are four reasons why your skin might be drawing those nasty critters over your way.
#1. You’re sweaty.
Mosquitos not only like the warmth, but they also really dig the lactic acid that is coming out through your sweat.
#2. You’re sipping a cocktail.
The studies done on this are short of impressive, but according to some, people that are drinking a cold one have more likely chance of getting bit. The question is, why?
#3. You’re pregnant.
Studies have shown that pregnant women exhale 21% more carbon dioxide than usual. And guess what mosquitos are drawn to? Yep, CO2.
#4. Your blood type their favorite flavor.
Gross, right? But if you have type 0 blood, these ladies (did you know the mosquitos that bite are female?) are coming for you. One study found that mosquitos are extra attracted to individuals with type O blood.
In fact, you’ve got an 83.3% chance they’re going to land on you.
Ugh, they’re so itchy!
Yes, and this is the worst part of it all. The clawing and scratching for days on end after a fun summer night outside.
If you do get bit a lot you have to see this gadget I got last summer called Bite Helper. Yes, it seriously absolutely works. It’s $28 on Amazon and uses heat and little vibrations to neutralize the itch. It’s brilliant.
It’s almost summer now, so go grab your bug spray and get ready. ♥
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.