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Why Mosquitoes Prefer Some People More than Others

Sure, mosquitos are annoying; but do you ever feel like you’re a favorite target for the suckers? If you find yourself being bitten more often than friends or other family members — you’re not imaging it! Scientists have narrowed down the reason why mosquitoes prefer some people more than others.

It’s Not in Your Blood

Rumor used to have it some people’s blood was “sweeter” than others. A recent study debunked that theory, which is exciting news for candy lovers.

It’s Because You Smell

Well, sort of. We all have bacteria on our skin. It’s part of the protective barrier that keeps us healthy from day to day. However, everyone’s bacteria is a little different — due to diet, environmental factors, and good old genetics — and each person’s collection of bacteria produces a slightly different scent.

And some of us just smell better to mosquitoes. They’re also drawn to the increased carbon dioxide (or exhales) that’s the mark a great sweat session.

Want to know more? Watch the video below for more.

*Credit: Video created by Tech Insider; full article is original content from

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