Video: What Kind Of People Do Mosquitoes Like?
Scientists at the US Centers for Disease Control have dispelled the myth that mosquitoes prefer blondes. In fact, insect preferences have nothing to do with human eye, skin, or hair color.
If you are a large athlete with an accelerated metabolism, you have every chance of being bitten by mosquitoes. Such conclusions were made by scientists after research. It turned out that carbon dioxide is the most attractive for blood-sucking insects, which is more emitted by athletes and large people. It turns out that young children fall out of the risk zone, but not all young parents will agree with this. Also, during training, athletes release lactic acid, which is another stimulus for the mosquito when choosing a victim. A mosquito and a person whose metabolism is accelerated will not fly around: due to this, cholesterol appears on the skin. In addition, scientists have found that insects react sharply to estradiol and acetone exhaled by humans. If you are at risk or do not want to experience bloodsuckers, rememberthat these insects are scared away by the smells of cloves, basil and bird cherry flowers, lemon-eucalyptus and cedar oil, anise, geranium and mint.