The reasons why the mosquitoes will choose you
• The reasons why mosquitoes will choose you
Do not you think sometimes that mosquitoes are looking specifically for you to make you manic biting deeply unhappy? It turns out often to blame your genes. And the smell of your feet.
In general, the mosquitoes choose his victim - you - on the basis of a whole heap of factors. There are many myths. For example, the idea that eating bananas can scare off these pesky insects. But scientists have found evidence to support a few reasons why mosquitoes can choose it for you. It is necessary to take into account that studies are often carried out on different kinds of mosquitoes, so the real factors that attract them to you may vary, depending on what kinds are nearby.
However, the good news is that you can actually change some of the things that can make you especially attractive to these small flying animals are sometimes carriers of deadly diseases, such as Zika, malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, Chikungunya and West Nile virus. Here are 7 reasons contributing to mosquito attacks:
People first (0) blood group attract more mosquitoes than people with other blood types.
Pregnant women attract twice as many malaria mosquitoes than non-pregnant. It should pay particular attention due to virus Zika, which is the cause of birth defects.
In one study, scientists found that people who drank beer and liked the mosquitoes more than their sober counterparts.
The bodies of some people emit attractants - attracting chemical compounds, while other body allocate repellent compound. It is unclear why and how it works, although scientists are trying to identify these substances to be used for mosquito traps and natural repellent sprays. 5.
People with a wide variety of bacteria living on the skin - are less attractive to mosquitoes.
6. Carbon dioxide
Mosquitoes tend to like those during respiration emits more carbon dioxide - a major people and pregnant women.
7. Physical activity
Training promote the production of lactic acid, which can act as an attractant for mosquitoes that get into your sweat.