It’s hot…and HUMID, which means that mosquitos are out and about ready to drink some human blood. Ahhhhh!!!
What types of humans do they like most? Who’s most susceptible to being bitten?
Five factors come into play:
- How much carbon dioxide you produce. The pesky bugs love it. We don’t know why. You’re producing more of it if you are pregnant or overweight.
- You’re hot. No, not as in how hot you look, but as in body temperature.
- You have a special cocktail of microbes (bacteria) on your skin that mosquitoes prefer.
- You consume alcohol. Those bugs like to get their buzz on, too.
- You have type-O blood.
So cover-up and spray yourself with bug repellent!