WHY MOSQUITOES LOVE TO BITE SOME PEOPLE MORE?

Yes, you heard it right, mosquitoes also have taste preferences! When it comes to feeding, they are choosy too. Some people tend to be bitten more frequently than others. Have you ever noticed how some people get covered with itchy red rashes and others totally spared of the same? And how sometimes only some people in your family are more affected by mosquitoes as compared to other members?

Why mosquitoes target some people considering them their favorite? What is it about those unlucky few that make them the mosquito magnets?

Well, there are infinite number of mosquito species, all having different preferences when it comes to who they love to bite. And guess what? Only the female mosquitoes bite as they need a nutritional diet to develop eggs.

Here are a few factors that throw light upon why mosquitoes love to bite few people more:

EXERCISE

Did you notice that Mosquitoes tend to attack you more after your exercise session? Well, this is because mosquitoes are attracted more to lactic acid produced by your body after it is subjected to physical strain like exercise or workout.

Tips to prevent pest invasion :

•Store food in airtight jars

•Throw away trash from the bin daily

•Keep your cabinets clean of any crumbs and spillage

•Check drainage & pipes for any leakage and repair if needed

•Clean, clean, clean! Keep the kitchen as clean as you can

BASEMENT

The second most prone places for rats and roaches, basement of your house, can easily become a home to these annoying creatures too. They are happiest if they can hide under heaters, furnaces, washers and all dark places as they can easily escape from you.

Tips to prevent pest invasion :

• Keep the areas lighted up as the pests won’t hide where there is no darkness

• Keep the basement clear of any dirt

• Don’t keep the area damp

• Repair all leakages and dripping appliances to prevent musty smells and moisture that may attract bugs and rodents

LIVING ROOM AND BEDROOM

Food and shelter is what those bed bugs find in your living rooms and bedrooms. These spaces in your home offer those pests everything they want from tasty snacks that you would have once snacked upon to comforts like a cozy bed or a corner for them to infest.

TYPE O BLOOD

What’s your blood type by the way? Feel lucky if you do not have the type O blood group. This is because; people with type O blood are more likely to be bitten by mosquitoes as per a research. Which are the least attractive group of blood, you ask? Its type A blood!

ALCOHOL

Those who consume alcohol attract more mosquitoes because having alcohol makes one’s body temperature to increase. An increased body temperature gives out heat and heat attracts mosquitoes, making them bite you.

PREGNANCY

Some species of mosquitoes are more attracted to pregnant women that those who are not. Reason for this being that pregnant women exhale more carbon dioxide than others hence, attracting mosquitoes to bite them more. This fact can be related to how Zika virus posed a threat to babies by infecting a lot of pregnant mothers.

DARK COLOURS

Mosquitoes use their eyes to target their victims. Hence their visual power makes them move towards a person and eventually bite them. They usually attack people early in the morning or later in the afternoon. Wearing dark colours, especially black and red makes them spot you more!

Do you belong to any of these types stated above? If you nodded then its time you make a quick call to the mosquito control experts – HICARE!

Call Hicare today on 39889988 for the best advice and mosquito control service. Hicare offers one of the best pest solutions for homes and commercial premises. Get a Pest control done in your home (Pest control in Bangalore, Pest control in Chennai, Pest control in Mumbai) every couple of months to ensure your home is free of any mosquito eggs, especially this monsoon season.

If you wish to take any further advice or a quick visit by our expert technician, call us on 39889988 or visit www.hicare.in to contact us!

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