For a small insect, mosquitoes can be quite aggravating. A common topic of conversation when mosquitoes are out and biting is why certain people seem to be the target of mosquitoes and not others.
What Attracts Mosquitoes to Humans?
Let’s take a look at why mosquitoes like to bite us, what makes them choose some people over others and what we can all do to protect ourselves from these pesky pests.
Why Do Mosquitoes Bite?
Did you know all of the mosquitoes who bite you are females? They seek out warm-blooded creatures for a meal. The mosquito’s proboscis, a part of its mouth, works like a hypodermic needle. She injects a little of her own saliva into our skin, which thins the blood and allows her to draw it out of the capillaries in your skin.
The mosquito doesn’t drink your blood for herself but uses the proteins and other substances in the blood to … Read Full Post »