Drinking Beer And 4 Other Things That Really Get Florida Mosquitoes Biting You . Mosquitoes are not just annoying pests; they can also carry dangerous diseases, such as malaria. Recently, cases of malaria have been rediscovered in Florida, raising concerns about mosquito-borne illnesses. Whether or not you become a target for these pesky insects can depend on various factors, including your blood type, body scent, metabolism, and clothing choices. In this blog post, we’ll explore what makes you attractive to mosquitoes and how you can protect yourself from their bites.

Mosquito-Borne Diseases: While most mosquito bites are merely annoying, around a dozen mosquito species can transmit diseases to humans. These diseases include chikungunya, dengue, Zika, and West Nile viruses. Recently, cases of locally contracted malaria have been reported in Florida, highlighting the importance of taking precautions. TBT

5 Factors that Attract Mosquitoes:

  • 1. Blood type:

    Blood type: People with type O blood are more likely to attract mosquitoes, followed by type A and type B.

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  • 2. Body scent:

    Body scent: Mosquitoes are attracted to certain chemicals emitted by our skin. People who produce high levels of these chemicals tend to be more attractive to mosquitoes.

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  • 3. Metabolism:

    Metabolism: Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide, which is exhaled during metabolism. Those with faster metabolic rates, including pregnant women, are more likely to be bitten.

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  • 4. Clothing choices:

    Clothing choices: Mosquitoes are drawn to heat, so wearing dark-colored clothing, which retains heat, can make you more visible to them. Light-colored clothing, on the other hand, reflects heat and makes you less noticeable.

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  • 5. Beer - Drink selection:

    Beer – Drink selection: Studies have shown that mosquitoes are more attracted to people who have consumed alcohol, possibly due to increased breath and skin temperature.

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  • Prevention and Protection

    What can we do about it?

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  • 1. Repellents:

    Repellents: Traditional repellents containing DEET, Picaridin, or IR 3535 are the most effective against mosquitoes. Natural repellents like lemon eucalyptus oil can work as well but require more frequent reapplication.


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  • 2. Fans:

    Fans: Mosquitoes are weak fliers, so using fans can create a barrier of moving air that prevents them from reaching you.


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  • 3. Clothing:

    Clothing: Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing that covers your arms and legs. Avoid tight and thin fabrics that mosquitoes can easily penetrate.

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  • 4. Avoid peak activity times:

    Avoid peak activity times: Mosquitoes are most active during dawn and dusk, so try to limit outdoor activities during these times.

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  • 5. Eliminate breeding sites:

    Eliminate breeding sites: Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so empty any containers that collect water around your home.

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  • 6. Seek professional help:

    Seek professional help: If you’re experiencing mosquito problems at home, contact your local mosquito control service for assistance.

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