Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Certain Blood Types?
June 13, 2019
When you’re enjoying your time at the barbeque or sitting around the campfire, do mosquitoes seem to pay extra attention to you, even more than your companions? Maybe you’ve had friends tell you mosquitoes are attracted to different blood types, and some people are more likely to be bitten than others. What’s the truth behind this theory? Is it an old wive’s tale, or is it true?
Blood Types and Mosquito Bites
Yes, it’s true! Unfortunately for people with O-type blood, mosquitoes like you just as much as blood banks as you share your universal donor blood. In fact, you might be twice as nice for mosquitoes, with the potentially dangerous bug landing on you twice as much as people with other blood types. Why is this? You secrete certain chemicals through your skin, which are determined by your DNA. Do you know what’s also determined by your DNA? Your blood type.
While mosquitoes might seem to prefer our type-O friends, there are other factors that might attract them even more. The pest uses carbon dioxide to find prey, so someone with a higher metabolism (who therefore produces more carbon dioxide) is also at a higher risk of being bitten. Also, mosquitoes appear to prefer darker colors, so your shirt might tip them off to your location.
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