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Why Mosquitoes Choose Me?

Have you ever wondered why mosquitoes seem to always pick you out of a crowd? Does your skin have some sort of special attraction for these pesky insects? The answer may surprise you.

It turns out that mosquitoes are quite choosy about who they bite. Females have the job of laying eggs, and so they need a nutrient-rich blood meal in order to do this successfully. Therefore, they use their highly sensitive antennae to detect carbon dioxide, lactic acid, and other chemicals in the air that indicate whether or not a person is an optimal source of food. This means that those who produce more carbon dioxide, lactic acid, etc., such as pregnant women or those who exercise frequently (or both!), are more likely to be victims of mosquito bites.

To make matters worse, some people produce certain chemicals in their skin that actually attract mosquitoes! These chemicals are released when we sweat or when our skin is irritated by bug bites or sunburns. So, if you’re prone to getting bitten by mosquitoes it might just mean that you’re particularly tasty!

Evansville, Indiana Mosquito Control

So the next time someone accuses you of having "mosquito bait" skin, remember that there's actually science behind their claim! Mosquitoes are picky eaters and rely on their highly sensitive antennae to determine who makes for the best meals. So don't feel bad if you seem to get bitten more than others—just call Yikes Pest Control.

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