Ever wondered why Mosquitoes Bite some people more than others?

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Mosquitoes are small flies which possess a proboscis using which they drink blood from other animals including humans. Only the female mosquitoes bite and drink blood, since she needs protein from it in order to lay eggs. They have been on this Earth since Jurassic period, meaning they are 210 million years old.

There are more than 3,500 species of mosquitoes in the world. The female of the species can easily lay upto 3,000 or more eggs at a single time, mostly on stagnant water or in places where floods happen regularly. Mosquitoes cause malaria and are responsible for over a million deaths in the world every year and are known as the deadliest animal on Earth. But if you think that mosquitoes have a preference on specifically biting anyone, you may be onto something actually.

Here are 4 reasons why mosquitoes bite some people more than others.

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1 Lactic Acid

Lactic Acid is built-up in the body when we work out, do exercises like running or anything that makes us sweat. Lactic acid also gets built-up in the body, thanks to some specific types of food that we eat and it is usually secreted through the skin. Now this is one scent that mosquitoes love and they are attracted in huge numbers to people who secrete excessive amounts of lactic acid.

You can reduce the amount of lactic acid buildup on the skin, by washing yourself with soap and thoroughly drying yourself after a workout. Also cut down on the food that helps in the build-up of lactic acid on the skin.

Mosquito sucking human skin

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