I have always been one of those people who are become the prime target of the mosquitoes. I always wondered why in a room full of people, I was the only one to get bitten by the mosquitoes. Have you too faced this strange problem like me? Have you also been a delicacy for the mosquitoes? For those cursed with itches, today let’s know why some people look like magnets to the mosquitoes.
Only The Female Mosquito Bite
Did you know? the female mosquitoes are the ones who bite. The reason is that they are in search on isoleucine which is very essential for them to produce amino acids. The amino acid is basically a protein which is very important for mosquitoe and even the for the humans. To develop eggs the female mosquitoes require protein, hence isoleucine become very important for the mosquitoes. And the best place to source isoleucine is from the human blood vessels.
Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More?
While the research is still on, here are some suggestion from the hypotheses:
1. Genetics Problem
Yes, you can blame your DNA for this. If your parents faced this issue you too are too prone as genetics is one reason for being the target for the mosquito.
2. Chemicals On The Skin
It is also suggested that some chemicals on the skin attract the mosquitoes. But again the researchers need to narrow down the body chemistry which makes one a magnet.
3. Steroids And Cholesterol On The Skin Surface
It is suggested that mosquitoes bite those people more who’s skin has steroids and cholesterol on its surface. But it doesn’t mean that obese or those with excess fat get targeted, but these individuals actually process cholesterol efficiently which surfaces to their skin.
4. Emit Excessive Carbon Dioxide
Mosquitoes get more attracted to those individuals whose have high levels of uric acid and also emit carbon dioxide. It is see that pregnant women and the large individuals emit too much carbon dioxide which make them more appealing to the mosquitoes.
5. Heat and Movement
Body heat and movement is another reason which expose you to mosquito bites.
6. Beer Emission
If your body emits Beer, then you would be targeted by the mosquitoes.
It isn’t clear which kind, but certain type of bacteria seen on the skin also attracts the mosquitoes and hence you get bitten up.
I understand how it feels to always be a prey for the mosquitoes, but we can’t do much about it. If you attract them they will attack you. Try wearing full hand clothes, so that it dispel the emission of carbon dioxide from your body. Also avoid going out too much after the evening as that when the mosquitoes come out hunting. There is a lot to understand why certain humans are bitten more by the mosquitoes, let’s wait for some clear studies till then.