I made this guide because I can’t help but feel like mosquitoes love me. When I’m in a group of people, they seem to all come after me, even with the bug repellent on in full force. So here are some tips to reduce those bites.
1. Reduce your carbon dioxide.
People with a larger body mass and those that are pregnant produce more CO2, which means they’re more likely to be bitten. So lose weight and don’t get pregnant.
2. Cool your body temperature.
You’re just too hot and those itchy buggers know it. Just like number 1, people who have high body weight and are pregnant are more likely to have higher body temperature.
3. Your blood type is a factor.
People with Type O blood are much more attractive to mosquitoes than people with Type A blood.
Some people secrete chemicals through their skin that indicate what blood type they have.
4. The composition of the microbes on your skin is another factor.
We all have our own precious flora living on our skin, and some of these compositions are more attractive to mosquitoes than others.
5. Don’t exercise.
Exercise increases the amount of lactic acid your skin makes and increases your body temperature. This is sort of like someone making delicious, buttery movie theatre popcorn to mosquitoes.
6. Don’t drink beer.
I don’t which one is harder for me, not to exercise, lose body weight, or don’t drink beer. One bottle of beer is enough to make you more attractive to insects in general. But no one really knows why. Spooky.
To sum it all up, don’t be overweight, have too much muscle, exercise too much, be pregnant, or drink beer. Also, change your blood type and your skin flora while you’re at it! And if you manage to do that, let me know how you did in the comments below.