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RICHMOND, Va.  -- According to the Smithsonian, 85% of the reason mosquitoes bite some people more than others can be blamed on your genes.

Your blood type might be the reason pesky mosquitoes target you. One study found mosquitoes landed on people with Type-O blood nearly twice as often as people with Type-A blood. Mosquitoes like those with Type-B blood somewhere in between the other two.

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Mosquitoes find pregnant women and those who regularly work out more attractive because of a higher body temperature.

Also, scientists haven't yet figured out why yet, but drinking apparently heightens your appeal for mosquitoes, too.

Lastly, what you wear might have something to do with it. The Smithsonian says mosquitoes are also drawn to people who wear dark colors because mosquitoes use vision and scent to locate their "meal" -- YOU!


  • Ron Melancon

    It’s not Mosquitos nibbling its Congress. Yes folks Congress is worse than Mosquitos at least with Mosquitos Squad you can get rid of them but with Congress they keep dreaming ways to mess up America like banning Chocolate Milk

  • efaux

    Interesting because I have O- and they barely nibble me and I always theorized that maybe they didn’t like O-. Guess I’m wrong! I do have a lower body temp though so that could be it…

    • nobites

      I’m O- also and rarely get bitten but both of my A+ girls and A+ husband get eaten up when we go outside, I always thought it has more to do with the + and – then the type. same when we moved to a new house and it had a bad flee problem and the girls were bitten like crazy and i didn’t get any bites.

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