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4 reasons why mosquitoes bite some people more than others
The winters have gone and the summers are yet to set in, but as the summers arrive, so will the mosquitoes. Mosquitoes have existed on the planet even before we humans made an appearance, from the time of dinosaurs.

The population of mosquitoes reduces in harsh winters, but the summer and monsoon seasons are the perfect breeding time for mosquitoes. Another added problem with the mosquitoes is the infections like malaria, dengue, chikungunya and now the new zika virus that they are capable of spreading.

Each year dengue claims numerous lives, especially in the capital Delhi. In the year 2015 alone, Delhi reported the most, 1259 cases of dengue. But, have you ever wondered why mosquitoes bite some of us more in comparison to others. I have heard many in my family say that mosquitoes bite me more as my blood is sweeter, but that's being non-scientific. Here's are the top 4 valid reasons:

Mosquitoes get attracted to lactic acid

The more lactic acid your body produces, the more mosquitoes will get attracted to you. The source of lactic acid in the human body is sweat. Yes, perspiration attracts mosquitoes, especially older sweat. So, its advisable to keep wiping off sweat with a wet cloth regularly during the summer months.

Bacteria on human skin

The human skin is a living organ, which remains covered with different types of bacteria, a few of which attract mosquitoes. Some bacteria attract pests, while others repel them. Staphylococcus and Variovorax are the two bacteria which attract mosquitoes the most. Pseudomonas, Delftia, Leptotrichia, and Actinobacteria are the bacteria that keep mosquitoes at bay.

Your blood group

There is not much you can do in this regard. You are born with a particular blood group, which cannot be changed. Mosquitoes bite O blood group people more, followed by type B and then type A.

Carbon Dioxide attracts mosquitoes

If you are breathing heavily, you are more likely to get bitten by a mosquito, since they get attracted by the carbon dioxide that we release while breathing. But you can't stop breathing, can you?

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