Mosquitoes are the worst – as you’ll know if you’ve ever been bitten by one. And if you always seem like their preferred target, you may be right. After years of studying these little pests and their annoying behavior, scientists have finally found why mosquitoes go for one person over another.
Too Many Mosquitos
Finding Their Motivation
But because mosquitos cause so much trouble for humans, scientists have taken a big interest in them. They’ve tried to find what motivates these bloodsucking creatures to attack certain people. And it turns out that mosquitos definitely have a preference when it comes to their victims.
One of the factors influencing mosquito bites is the amount of carbon dioxide in the air. These levels are influenced by how many people are in the area, as we breathe out CO2 – and mosquitos can sense that. But there are also personal qualities they respond to.
Wear Light Clothing
ppetite, for example. Generally, the insects are attracted to dark colors. So, goths, please be careful! If you have a penchant for navy or black, try some lighter or brighter hues when you know you’re going to be in a place where mosquitos hover.