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Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Me?

October 11, 2017

Day at the beach - swatting the air violently?

Summer BBQ's - just a feast for mosquitoes?

Outdoor activities - leave you running indoors?

 

MosQuit has investigated why mosquitoes are attracted to some people and not others.

 

 

Why Do We Need Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes play a very important role within our environment. Mosquito larvae provide food and vital nutrients for aquatic creatures. Adult mosquitoes are a food source for birds, bats and spiders.

 

 

 

 

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite?

Male mosquitoes are harmless to humans and feed off flower nectar. Female mosquitoes are the ones who bite, as they need human blood to develop fertile eggs.

 

The mosquito has a mouthpart called a proboscis, which resembles a needle. She uses it to pierce your skin and probe around until she finds a capillary and sucks in some of your blood! She also injects some of her own saliva, which stops your blood from clotting. 

 

Everyone reacts differently to mosquito bites. At best, they can be red and itchy... at worst they could develop into big welts or transmit serious diseases.

 

 

Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Some People and Not Others?

To a mosquito, humans are big, slow and smelly beasts. New research has found that mosquitoes are attracted to the different smells humans emit.These smells are;

  1. Carbon Dioxide

  2. Body Odour

  3. Secretions

  4. Certain Blood Types (Type O and B)

  5. Lactic Acid

 

Researchers at The American Mosquito Control Association are yet to determine the combinations of these smells that mosquitoes are most attracted to. What we do know is that genetics account for 85% of our susceptivity to mosquito bites.

 

 

 

So How Can We Protect Ourselves from Mosquitoes?

  1. Use MosQuit products (which contain 100% Natural Oils including, Citronella) to make your scent and you invisible to mosquitoes

  2. Keep covered - use MosQuit Stickers on or inside your clothing for added protection 

  3. Avoid going outdoors in the early morning - but if you have to, wear MosQuit Leather Look Bracelets on your wrist or ankle 

  4. Avoid going outdoors late at night - but if you have to, wear MosQuit Braided Bracelets for stylish mosquito protection

  5. When in swampy, wooded or shaded areas - take your MosQuit pack on your travels for maximum protection

 

The entire MosQuit Mosquito Repellent range can be seen at www.mosquit.com.au

 

MosQuit provides free shipping Australian wide. 

 

 

 

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