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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People And Not Others

Mosquitoes always seem to be more attracted to some people than others, and now we know why.

According to Salon, each of the nearly 150 species of mosquitoes in the United States differ in biting persistence, habits, ability to transmit disease, flying ability -- and host preference.

Salon reports the most significant chemicals mosquitoes use to locate potential hosts include l-lactic acid, ammonia, carboxylic acids and octenol, in combination with one another.



Anonymous said...

Also, remember, it is only the ex-wife mosquito that is the Blood sucking Leach, I mean Female that bites!

Anonymous said...

When are "they" gonna spray? It's too late once the meningitis, avian flue, malaria etc. are here. It's just a matter of time.

Anonymous said...

8:26-you most likely have all 3 of those by now and then some.