1. Carbon Dioxide Emission.
Mosquitoes are drawn to higher levels of carbon dioxide, and some people naturally exhale more than others. Larger individuals and those who are active or pregnant emit more CO2, making them more attractive targets.
2. Body Odors.
Each person’s unique body odor, determined by genetics and the bacteria on their skin, can make them more appealing to mosquitoes. Certain scents may mask or enhance this attractiveness.
3. Skin Temperature.
Mosquitoes are sensitive to temperature variations, with warmer skin being more enticing. Factors like exercise, clothing, and metabolic rate contribute to these variations.
Genetic factors play a role in a person’s susceptibility to mosquito bites. Some people produce natural chemicals that repel mosquitoes, while others lack these defenses.
5. Clothing Color.
Mosquitoes are also attracted to dark clothing, as it traps heat and makes people more visible to them….See More